Speeches

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

Speech by Minister for Health, Simon Harris at the IMO Conference, 7th April 2018

Speech by Minister for Health, Simon Harris IMO Conference, 7th April 2018 **Check Against Delivery** President, Vice-President, office holders, members, staff of the IMO, and guests, I want to thank you for again inviting me to attend your AGM.  I congratulate Dr Ann Hogan on the completion of her successful term as President; I also want to congratulate the incoming President, Dr Peadar Gilligan. I

Opening Statement by Minister Harris at the Joint Committee on Health

**Check Against Delivery** Introduction I am delighted to come before the Committee today. I am joined by Jim Breslin, Secretary General of the Department.I am very grateful to have the opportunity today to discuss the Sláintecare report with the Committee. I will set out the process that we are engaged in to act on the

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