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#Health Committee

# health-committee - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Ireland might see ‘a few cases’ of Ebola. So, how will it cope?

It won’t be a Hollywood apocalypse, politicians heard today.

# health-committee - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

‘It is the right of every person to die in comfort and dignity’

The Health and Children Committee launched a report on end-of-life care based on submissions from stakeholders, experts and the public.

# health-committee - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Complaints to Children’s Ombudsman have increased by 15% since 2010

One particular investigation showed that a child had been moved to 11 different residencies in 4 months.

# health-committee - Friday 6 June, 2014

‘Totally unacceptable’: Concern that PAC has monopoly on probe into spending of €3.25bn

The Oireachtas Health Committee is seeking to change the rules that currently prevent any other Oireachtas committee from investigating matters that are already being probed by the powerful Public Accounts Committee.

# health-committee - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Politicians head on day trip to find out “first hand” what’s going on with medical cards

The group of TDs will travel to north Dublin to visit the HSE’s medical card centre.

# health-committee - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal

The issues were discussed at a Health Committee this morning.

# health-committee - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

‘Liberals don’t like my thinking’: TD claims he was ousted over abortion views

Mattie McGrath has been removed from two Oireachtas committees by the Dáil Technical Group.

# health-committee - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

James Reilly to face Health Committee today

The Health Minister will be questioned on the HSE service plan, which details how the executive will cut €619 million next year.

# health-committee - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Health insurance bosses stress the need to attract young people to the market

Speaking before the Oireachtas committee today, one stressed that proposed legislation won’t cause an increase in premiums.

# health-committee - Friday 26 July, 2013

Reilly working towards ‘smoke-free’ Ireland by 2025

The Health Minister’s vowing to continue his war on smoking – and says cigarettes are the only freely available product he knows of that can kill the user.

# health-committee - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

TDs vote against extending abortion bill to include inevitable miscarriages

The sub-committee on health is discussing changes to the Bill, which was passed at the second stage in the Dáil last night.

Abortions in cases of suicide ideation can ‘create more problems’

The nine-member sub-committee will today deal with the sections of the proposed legislation on suicide ideation.

# health-committee - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Abortion bill passes first Dáil vote, moves to committee stage

The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill has passed the second stage of the Dáil this evening with cross-party support but also cross-party opposition.

# health-committee - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Reilly concedes that abortion laws will mean more babies ‘suffering damage’

The minister says, however, that the alternative is that the baby’s mother could die – ending both of their lives.

# health-committee - Thursday 13 June, 2013

These are the three motions Peter Mathews put to the Fine Gael party last night

The pro-life TD put forward motions for the proposed legislation to be scrapped, the suicide clause removed and for members to have a free vote at a parliamentary party meeting last night.

# health-committee - Friday 17 May, 2013

A crash course in today’s abortion legislation hearings

What’s it all about? TheJournal.ie takes you through the Health Committee proceedings.

# health-committee - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Here is the list of witnesses to appear at abortion hearings

Unlike the committee’s previous hearings, there will be few representatives from advocacy or religious groups giving evidence.

# health-committee - Thursday 2 May, 2013

‘Professional experts’ only to be called for hearings on abortion bill

The Oireachtas Health Committee will hold three days of public hearings on the Heads of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013.

# health-committee - Friday 4 January, 2013

Experts in Leinster House next week for discussions on abortion issues

The Oireachtas Health Committee will hold three days of public hearings.

# health-committee - Friday 21 December, 2012

Committee hopes to report to government on X Case law by end of January

The Oireachtas Health Committee will hold three days of public hearings in January with its chairman Jerry Buttimer urging that there be a “respectful and tolerant” debate.

# health-committee - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Crown “disappointed” as Oireachtas committee votes against smoking ban at Leinster House

Finian McGrath TD, who was against the motion, said he was “delighted” the committee showed some “common sense” on proposed ban on campus.

# health-committee - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Health Committee to resume hearings on childhood obesity

Committee Chairman, Jerry Buttimer TD said childhood obesity is a “very important and serious health issue which needs to be tackled urgently”.

# health-committee - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Harley Medical Group criticised by health committee PIP

Harley Medical Group criticised by health committee

The plastic surgery clinic refused an invitation to attend a meeting of the committee on the PIP breast implant scandal.

# health-committee - Monday 25 June, 2012

Teachers to have their say on Children First Bill

They will speak to the government’s committee on health and children at its meeting tomorrow.

# health-committee - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Ombudsman to discuss Children First Bill with Oireachtas Health Committee

Emily Logan is to give her input ahead of the drafting of the legislation.

# health-committee - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Health Committee to resume hearings on Children First Bill

Gordon Jeyes of the HSE will attend the meeting this morning.

# health-committee - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Chief Medical Officer to update Health Committee on PIP implants response

Dr Tony Holohan will address an Oireachtas Committee today on the government’s response to the issue of industrial grade silicone being used in some breast augmentation surgeries in Ireland.