Press Release

Minister O’Malley speaks at launch of Health4Life

Mr Tim O’Malley TD, Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, today spoke at the Launch of Health4Life at Dublin City University.

The launch of Health4Life represents an important event in the history of inter-professional research in Ireland. It celebrates the research activity and strategy of the School of Nursing at Dublin City University and highlights the existence, quality and growth potential of inter-professional and inter-organisational research across the island of Ireland. Increasing capacity and capability in emergent health and health related disciplines is a challenge that events like the launch can begin to address by bringing together people with different relationships with research – novices and experts, academics and service providers in a collegiate spirit.

The Minister praised the School of Nursing at Dublin City University for its research activity and its national and international reputation in nursing research. “The School is itself a landmark as it was the first new, purpose built School of Nursing in Ireland” said Minister O’Malley “Today it is the largest and most rapidly developing School of the Faculty of Sciences and Healthcare. It stands as a testament to the pioneering spirit of Dublin City University, a University which is always willing to take the lead for fresh thinking and education initiative”.

Currently a €1m research programme on Nursing Decision Making in Ireland, funded by the Health Research Board, has been awarded to a research team at the School of Nursing, DCU and the School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies at UCD. The Minister paid special tribute to the team under the leadership of Professor Anne Scott, DCU and Professor Pearl Treacy, UCD, for this outstanding achievement.