#Department of Health
# department-of-health - Today’s News
It’s Q&A time, baby.
# department-of-health - Wednesday 17 September, 2014
The existing General Medical Services contract was devised over forty years ago.
# department-of-health - Tuesday 16 September, 2014
The Health Minister has been responding to claims from Micheál Martin that the government “cooked the books” in health.
# department-of-health - Sunday 14 September, 2014
Groups representing carers, elderly people and those on low incomes have called for a reduction but that’s not likely to happen in the next Budget.
# department-of-health - Wednesday 10 September, 2014
Jim Breslin comes to the position from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
# department-of-health - Wednesday 20 August, 2014
The former junior health minister also says she could have worked with new minister Leo Varadkar.
# department-of-health - Monday 11 August, 2014
A modest charge could be applied but no final decision has been taken.
# department-of-health - Friday 8 August, 2014
This was the week in business.
# department-of-health - Wednesday 6 August, 2014
Analysis: The Health Minister’s intervention on universal health insurance yesterday is all about managing expectations.
# department-of-health - Monday 21 July, 2014
Up to 28,000 children and teenagers use sunbeds every year.
# department-of-health - Friday 18 July, 2014
Latest patient and financial figures show scale of the task facing the new Health Minister…
# department-of-health - Tuesday 15 July, 2014
Ireland faced a second day of questioning at UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva.
And Health isn’t the only government department that has yet to update its pages.
# department-of-health - Monday 14 July, 2014
The letter details how one hospital was struggling to find foster mothers for children.
The returns from local authorities, disqualifying Dublin, shows that 17% of babies under the age of one died in registered maternity homes that year.
# department-of-health - Thursday 3 July, 2014
Reilly insisted today he will be happy to serve wherever the Taoiseach asks him to.
# department-of-health - Wednesday 25 June, 2014
Health Minister James Reilly has previously expressed concerns about the harmful effects of electronic cigarettes.
# department-of-health - Wednesday 18 June, 2014
Nursing home representatives believe more resources are needed to prevent future shortages.
# department-of-health - Sunday 15 June, 2014
Businesses must adhere to health and safety rules, but there is nothing specifically tailored for the industry.
# department-of-health - Saturday 14 June, 2014
The letter on behalf of the Minister for Health of the day was issued to mother and baby homes who were seeking approval as maternity homes.
# department-of-health - Friday 13 June, 2014
John McGuinness’s call for two senior health officials to resign during a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee yesterday has been criticised by some of his colleagues.
# department-of-health - Thursday 12 June, 2014
The records are there for anybody who wants to view them – unless there are personal details involved.
Over 40 other state documents recalled by the Department of Health have yet to be returned.
# department-of-health - Tuesday 10 June, 2014
It’s official: Ireland will be the first country in the EU to bring in plain packaging on cigarettes
“Cigarette packets will no longer be a mobile advertisement for the tobacco industry,” said Minister James Reilly.
# department-of-health - Sunday 8 June, 2014
There have been calls that the new expert review panel for medical cards should match conditions on the LTI list.
# department-of-health - Thursday 5 June, 2014
The Health Minister has been under pressure for much of his time in office but now looks set to be replaced.
# department-of-health - Tuesday 27 May, 2014
In January 2013, 63,126 were eligible for a discretionary medical card. In April 2014, just 46,535 now have a discretionary medical card.
# department-of-health - Monday 12 May, 2014
The card for her four-year-old son was denied.
# department-of-health - Friday 9 May, 2014
Nurses will debate motions on bullying and Universal Health Insurance at the conference in Kilkenny.
# department-of-health - Thursday 3 April, 2014
The IMO said it is studying the minister’s response to its concerns but criticised him for his refusal to negotiate fees with them.
# department-of-health - Wednesday 2 April, 2014
Minister Reilly said he doesn’t know but if we’d implemented it last year, it would have cost less than €920 on average.
# department-of-health - Monday 31 March, 2014
It’s already planned that HSE campuses will be smoke-free by 2015 but e-cigarettes could be included in the policy.
# department-of-health - Saturday 29 March, 2014
The government said last year that it was to replace the scheme – but to date, nothing new has been announced.
# department-of-health - Thursday 6 March, 2014
Tony Holohan is to appear before the committee this morning. He published a review of the situation last month.
# department-of-health - Friday 28 February, 2014
Minister James Reilly published a report into the Portlaoise perinatal deaths this afternoon.
# department-of-health - Tuesday 25 February, 2014
300 submissions were received on a draft contract related to how GPs will undertake the initiative.
# department-of-health - Monday 17 February, 2014
A report published today did not name hospitals but a further report is due to be published by the Department of Health later this year.
# department-of-health - Tuesday 4 February, 2014
Reilly was speaking after one family, whose tragic story was outlined in a Prime Time special last week, met with members of the Oireachtas earlier today.
# department-of-health - Tuesday 28 January, 2014
The Department of Education called such abuse “a source of national shame”, and noted that the ruling is ‘binding’ on the State.
# department-of-health - Wednesday 22 January, 2014
Reilly was challenged by Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher in the Dáil today after it emerged almost 400 people were on trolleys across the country in one day this week.
# department-of-health - Sunday 12 January, 2014
The Dublin-born athlete also chatted to us about his recent struggles with injury, “cheats” in athletics and his stint on Celebrity MasterChef Ireland.