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Report Published to Inform Development of Ireland’s National Mental Health Policy

As part of on-going work to measure the impact of the implementation of Sharing the Vision, Ireland’s national mental health policy, the Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler…

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Defence & Security

Tánaiste Launches ‘A Very Hard Struggle – Lives in the Military Service Pensions Collection’

Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin TD, launched new book ‘A Very Hard Struggle – Lives in the Military Service Pensions Collection’ at the home of the Military Archives…

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EMS News

Results of 2023 Healthy Ireland Survey Announced

Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Hildegarde Naughton, Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler, and Chief Medical Officer Professor Breda Smyth launched the…

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Minister for Health Appoints Professor Mary Horgan to Design Emerging Health Threats Agency

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced the appointment of Professor Mary Horgan to lead the design of a new emerging health threats agency. The agency will build on…

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Defence & Security

Increase in Patrol Duty Allowance for the Naval Service

Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Mícheál Martin TD announced that the Patrol Duty Allowance paid to Naval Service personnel will be doubled after ten days at sea. This measure will take…

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EMS News

Minister for Health Encourages People to Apply for GP Visit Cards

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced that an additional 215,000 people are now eligible for free GP Visit Cards. This is the third expansion of the scheme this year…

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Education

Unprecedented Increase in Applications for GP Training Places

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has welcomed figures from the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) showing an unprecedented level of interest in General Practitioner (GP) training places. The figures…

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COVID 19

Chief Medical Officer and Chief Nursing Officer Encourage Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines Uptake

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Professor Breda Smyth and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Rachel Kenna have encouraged everyone who is eligible to get their flu and COVID-19 vaccines this winter…

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RCSI and Irish Blood Transfusion Service Partnership to Boost Blood Products for Patients

Researchers from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) are joining forces in a new partnership to make blood products for transfusions more…

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EMS News

New Saolta Radiation Oncology Centre Opened at Galway University Hospital

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly opened the Saolta Radiation Oncology Centre at Galway University Hospital (GUH). This new radiation oncology centre began to accept patients in Q2 2023. This new facility…

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Advice

Launch Of Be Winter Ready 2023-2024

The Government’s ‘Be Winter-Ready’ 2023-2024 Information Campaign launched with the message: “Road Safety: Plan, Prepare, Be Aware”. Tánaiste, Minister for Defence and Chair of the Government Task Force on Emergency…

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EMS News

Minister Hildegarde Naughton Teams Up With The SciComm Collective To Expand The Healthy Weight Campaign

The Minister of State with Responsibility for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy Hildegarde Naughton has announced a new radio advertisement to mark phase two of the Healthy Weight campaign….

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EMS News

Ministers for Health Announce Budget for Delivery of Health Services in 2024

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly, Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Hildegarde Naughton, and Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler, have announced…

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EMS News

National Fire Safety Week Campaign Asks People To Look Out For Vulnerable Neighbours

The annual Fire Safety Week campaign launched in Antrim asking people to check in on vulnerable neighbours, while continuing to remind people of the need to take fire safety precautions…

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Government Approval of Commission on Care Announced

The government has approved a proposal from the Minister for Health and the Minister of State for Older People to establish an independent Commission on Care for Older Persons. The…

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Defence & Security

Tánaiste Welcomes European Defence Agency Chief Executive to Dublin

Tánaiste and Minister of Defence, Micheál Martin, welcomed European Defence Agency Chief Executive, Jiří Šedivý, to Dublin for discussions on Ireland’s ongoing involvement with the EDA to enhance and develop…

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Defence & Security

Minister for Defence Welcomes Publication of the Strategic Framework

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence Micheál Martin welcomed the publication of the Strategic Framework 2023 – Transformation of the Defence Forces. The aim of the Strategic Framework is to support…

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EMS News

PSI Workforce Intelligence Report Launched

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has welcomed the launch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) Workforce Intelligence Report. The report specifically examines the issue of the continued availability of…

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Defence & Security

Ministerial Review of 68th Infantry Group UNDOF Prior to Syrian Deployment

The Tánaiste and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin TD, accompanied by the Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Seán Clancy, reviewed the men and women of…

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EMS News

LauraLynn Expands Community Services with New Galway Team

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, joined LauraLynn, Ireland’s only Children’s Hospice, as the charity announced the expansion of their specialised services with a new Community Team which will be based…

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