Press Releases

National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services – Steering Group Meeting

The Steering Group for the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services met on Monday 30th April. The Secretariat of the Review provided an update to the Steering Group in relation to the various work packages that comprise the Review. The Steering Group focused its discussion on preparations for an upcoming survey of acute hospitals and

Minister Finian McGrath announces locations for €10m dedicated National Respite Programme for people with disabilities and their families

Finian McGrath TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities, today announced where new respite facilities will be located nationally to support people with disabilities and their families. The Minister said, “This Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater

National Public Health Emergency Team held their 16th meeting today

The National Public Health Emergency Team on Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) held their 16th meeting today, 26th April 2018. Items discussed at the meeting included an update from the HSE Implementation Team. The latest figures from the National CPE Reference Laboratory were presented to the group.  In the two-week period from 9th- 22nd April 2018, a

Government welcomes European Commission approval of Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Tax

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, Minister of State for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne TD and Minister for Finance and for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, today (Tuesday) welcomed the finding of the European Commission that the upcoming sugar-sweetened drinks tax does not constitute State aid. This allows for the commencement of

Launch of Active School Week 2018 and Active School Walkway

Thursday 19th April – An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar along with Ministers Richard Bruton, Simon Harris and Catherine Byrne today welcomed Active School Week 2018 and the introduction of a new Active School Walkway initiative. Active School Week (April 23–27) offers an opportunity for schools across the country to work together with students, parents, community and

National Public Health Emergency Team holds its 15th meeting

The National Public Health Emergency Team on Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) held its 15th meeting on the 12th April 2018. The focus of discussion at the meeting included an update from the HSE Implementation Team and the latest HPSC CPE Surveillance Report, published on 6th April, available here. The latest figures from the National CPE Reference

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