Press Releases

Minister for Health appoints Health Research Consent Declaration Committee

Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has appointed 15 persons to the Health Research Consent Declaration Committee. The Consent Declaration Committee was provided for in Health Research Regulations made by the Minister under the Data Protection Act 2018. The Regulations provide for GDPR related safeguards for data subjects when their personal data are processed for

Minister for Health Publishes Review of Implementation Plan by Dr. Gabriel Scally

The Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has today published a review by Dr Gabriel Scally into the Department of Health’s Implementation Plan. Dr Scally’s report into CervicalCheck was published in September last year containing a number of recommendations. The Department subsequently published an Implementation Plan on December 11th.Following a request from Minister for Health,

Minister McGrath welcomes World Down Syndrome Day

The Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath TD, today marked World Down Syndrome Day. World Down Syndrome Day is a global awareness day which has been celebrated all over the world since 2006. In welcoming the day, the Minister said that the aim of the day is to further create a

Minister for Health pays tribute to Laura Brennan

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has paid tribute to Laura Brennan, who has sadly passed away. Minister Harris said “I am deeply saddened to learn of Laura’s passing. Laura was an incredible young woman and a powerful campaigner. Despite her illness, she continued her advocacy and thanks in no small part to her sheer

Minister for Health Publishes Sláintecare Action Plan 2019

Minister for Health Publishes Sláintecare Action Plan 2019 outlining approach for delivery of Sláintecare and milestones to be achieved by the end of the year. Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has today published the Sláintecare Action Plan 2019, outlining the project management structures and governance approach for the 10-year implementation of Sláintecare and the

Minister for Health announces CervicalCheck non-disclosure ex-gratia Scheme

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has announced the establishment of an ex-gratia scheme for women affected by the non-disclosure of the Cervical Check audit. Minister Harris secured Government approval to proceed with the scheme, which will be open to all women, or their next of kin, in the 221 cohort identified from the retrospective clinical

Drug Related Deaths Figures highlight the importance of a public health approach to drug and alcohol misuse – Minister Catherine Byrne

Press Release Friday 8th March 2019 Drug Related Deaths Figures highlight the importance of a public health approach to drug and alcohol misuse – Minister Catherine Byrne Noting the publication today of the National Drug Related Deaths Index, the Minister for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne, T.D. said; “The 2016 figures

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