Press Release

Major conference to be held in Mid-Western area during the term of Ireland´s Presidency of the European Union

Mr Tim O´Malley T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children today (29/7/03) announced that a major conference is to be held in the Mid-Western area during the term of Ireland´s Presidency of the European Union.

Following discussion with his colleague, Mr Micheál Martin T.D, Minister for Health and Children, as well as with the Office of Tobacco Control, it was agreed that the Conference on Tobacco Control would be held in the Mid-Western area at a venue, and on a date, yet to be confirmed.

Mr O´Malley said “I am delighted that this major conference, on such an important health issue, will be held in this area. It is indicative of this Government´s and indeed my own, commitment to this region, that such an important convention will be held here. I look forward to confirming details such as the venue and dates of the Conference”.