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Covid 19/Health

Government Publishes Zero Tolerance Strategy To Tackle Domestic, Sexual And Gender-Based Violence

The government has published the Zero Tolerance strategy. Led by Minister for Justice Helen McEntee, it is an ambitious 5-year programme of reform to achieve a society which does not accept domestic, sexual…

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Covid 19/Health

Launch of Accessible Standards for Telehealth Services

The Minister for Disability, Anne Rabbitte, welcomed the launch of the new global standard for Accessibility of Telehealth services. This new standard was developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO)…

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Covid 19/Events

10th Anniversary of the Emergency Aeromedical Service

The Defence Forces Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Seán Clancy and the General Officer Commanding Air Corps, Brigadier General Rory O’Connor attended the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Emergency Aeromedical…

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COVID 19

Appointment of Professor Breda Smyth as Interim Chief Medical Officer

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced that Professor Breda Smyth will take up a role as interim Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health from 4 July,…

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Covid 19/Advice

IHCA Say Years of Underinvestment Have Led to Unacceptable Hospital Waiting Lists

Hospital waiting lists across the country have still not recovered from the height of the first wave of the pandemic in 2020, according to new analysis by the Irish Hospital…

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Covid 19/Health

Sláíntecare Action Plan for 2022 Published

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has published the Sláíntecare Action Plan 2022. Sláintecare works to deliver a safe, health and social care service that meets the needs of our…

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Covid 19/Health

Ireland’s Only Child Obesity Service Does Improve Health Outcomes

New research from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences has analysed the impact of Ireland’s only child obesity service for children and adolescents. This study, conducted by the RCSI…

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Covid 19/Business

New Defence Forces Recruitment Campaign ‘Be More’ Launched

The Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney and the Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Seán Clancy, have launched the new recruitment campaign, Be More with the…

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Covid 19/Health

HSE’s Capital Plan for 2022 Announced

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced the approval of the HSE’s Capital Plan for 2022, which outlines the strategic priorities for the Health Investment Programme. The 2022 Capital Plan…

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Covid 19/Research

12th Release of Material From Military Service Pensions Collection

The Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, has announced the latest release of material from the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection (MSPC) online. This latest release of records is the twelfth…

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Covid 19/Health

Publication of Second Annual Report of National Screening Advisory Committee

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has welcomed the publication of the 2021 Annual Report of the National Screening Advisory Committee (NSAC) and acknowledged the strong public response to the…

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Covid 19/Events

Kildare County Council to Host 6th Irish Military Seminar

The Irish Military Seminar returns with an exciting full programme of lectures this year in venues across the county, including Castletown House, Celbridge, Naas and Newbridge Libraries and Newbridge Town…

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Covid 19/Health

National Clinical Guideline No. 29: Unexpected Intraoperative Life Threatening Haemorrhage

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly welcomes the publication of a new National Clinical Effectiveness Guideline to provide clinical staff with evidence-based actions to assist with preventing, recognising, managing and…

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Covid 19/Research

RCSI Researchers Awarded €6.3m in SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme

Eight researchers from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences have been awarded more than €6.3m to lead large-scale awards and projects as part of the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)…

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COVID 19

Opening of €3.2m Multi Sports Facility at Sarsfield Barracks Limerick

Simon Coveney TD officially opened a new Gymnasium and Multi Sports facility at Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick. The building represents a significant upgrading of the facilities of Sarsfield Barracks and is…

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COVID 19

Report to Minister for Defence from Raiseaconcern to be Submitted to the Independent Review Group

Minister for Defence and Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has received a report from Raiseaconcern, on the work undertaken by the Confidential Contact Person (CCP), to assist members of the Defence…

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Covid 19/Health

Approval to Abolish Public In-Patient Charges for Children

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has received Cabinet approval for the abolition of the statutory public in-patient charges for children. The Minister has received approval to draft the General…

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Covid 19/Events

Medical Startups Pitch for Places on Medtech Innovator’s Showcase and Accelerator Programme

Leading medical device and digital health startups will pitch for a place on Medtech Innovator’s International Showcase and Accelerator Programme, which supports the development of the most promising innovations in…

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Covid 19/Health

Cabinet Approval to Develop New Health Information Legislation

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has received Cabinet approval to develop the General Scheme of a Health Information Legislation. The proposed Bill will help ensure that Ireland has a…

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COVID 19

Worsening Waiting List Crisis Revealed As Child Waiting Lists Top 100,000

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has expressed its extreme concern at the new record number on the child waiting lists to be treated or assessed in public hospitals. The…

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