Speeches

Reflections on a Referendum – Kennedy Summer School

Speech by Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD ‘Reflections on a Referendum’ Kennedy Summer School Introduction I am very appreciative of the opportunity to be with you today to share my reflections on the referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment, especially as its result is now moving firmly into the implementation phase and will be

Dáil Statements on the Result of the Referendum – Speech for Minister Harris

Ceann Comhairle, In January, when I addressed this House on the report of Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment, I spoke of some of the dark moments in our country’s history and in particular our treatment of women. Today, I address this House in what promises to be a brighter Ireland. The people have spoken

Opening Statements to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health

Statement to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health by Jim Breslin, Secretary General, Department of Health 16 May 2017 I would like to thank the Committee for the opportunity for myself and Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Health to meet with you this morning and to share some opening remarks.

Address by Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health to the Oireachtas Health Committee on issues surrounding the CervicalCheck Programme

Check against delivery Thank you Chair for the invitation here today. I would like to start my opening statement by acknowledging the important role Ms Vicky Phelan has played in highlighting a number of major weaknesses in relation to how people have experienced our national cervical screening programme, CervicalCheck. The Minister has publicly committed to

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