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#Leo Varadkar

# leo-varadkar - Yesterday’s News

Here’s how many kids have been signed up for free GP care so far

The Minister for Health is happy with the progress so far.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

This eight-year-old’s cancer fight has led to a big change for other children

Children and young adults under 18 will be automatically granted medical cards.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Dublin’s three maternity hospitals are being moved to pastures new

Planning permission for three new sites at major adult teaching hospitals will be submitted in the next 18 months.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 29 June, 2015

26 terminations carried out in Ireland under new abortion laws

Minister Leo Varadkar revealed the figures today.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Ten parents PER MINUTE are signing up to free GP care for under 6s

The level of uptake has been described as “phenomenal”.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

# leo-varadkar - Monday 22 June, 2015

Bottles of wine look likely to be set at a minimum of €8, cans of beer at €2

It would be part of minimum-pricing laws to set a floor price on beer, wine and spirits.

Do the GPs objecting to free care for the under-sixes have a point? Your Say This post contains a poll

Do the GPs objecting to free care for the under-sixes have a point?

The Minister for Health is delighted that 40,000 children are now registered for free medical care, but Irish doctors are not so impressed.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Is Universal Health Insurance really going to happen? Don’t hold your breath

Insurance expert Dermot Goode says that with the best will in the world the utopia of universal health care remains “5 to 10 years away, minimum”.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

The New York Times says it never intended to blame victims of the Berkeley tragedy

The paper said the deaths “cast a pall” on the J1 visa programme, which the students were travelling on.

Is Leo ditching universal health insurance altogether?

The Health Minister still wants universal healthcare but maybe not in the way James Reilly envisioned.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Varadkar rules out intervention in case of Irish girl in UK psychiatric hospital

The 18-year-old, who was transferred to England in late 2013, has written to the Minister seeking help returning home.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 4 June, 2015

“It is definitely a lot harder to stay in than to come out”

The Health Minister was speaking on RTÉ’s The Ray D’Arcy’s Show this afternoon.

A new specialist centre hopes to pin down tough to diagnose rare diseases

The National Rare Diseases Office was opened today by the Health Minister.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

The Central Mental Hospital is being closed down

Patients will be transferred to a larger, more modern, hospital in Portrane.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 21 May, 2015

“If I hadn’t been given that heart my daughters would have never been born”

The Mater Hospital is today celebrating 10 years of lung transplants and thirty years of heart transplants.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 17 May, 2015

‘They were lied to’: Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar has spoken out about the findings in HIQA’s report on the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 15 May, 2015

Lucinda: ‘If Portlaoise babies got the care I did, they’d still be alive’

The Renua Ireland leader went through a traumatic labour.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Lots of TDs are breaking the rules and wearing Yes pins – but will they be punished?

The wearing of pins and badges in Leinster House has become a hot topic in recent days.

Varadkar ‘ashamed’ of patient treatment at Portlaoise hospital

The Minister for Health met with bereaved parents last night to hear their stories.

102 people signed up for health insurance EVERY HOUR in April

With the 30 April looming, Irish people bit the bullet en masse and signed on the dotted line.

# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Investigation after another newborn baby dies at Cavan Hospital

The newborn baby died at the maternity unit in the hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

The economic recovery means Irish people are drinking more

That’s according to health minister Leo Varadkar.

“Like something from a Frankenstein novel” – bereaved mother describes Portlaoise Hospital’s morgue

Janice Boland has given a heart-rending interview regarding the trauma she went through at the maternity hospital in 2006

Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote State Of The Nation This post contains videos

Same-sex marriage debate heats up amid growing fears of No vote

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# leo-varadkar - Friday 8 May, 2015

‘The Dáil is full of men who will never need an abortion, we don’t know what it’s like’

A very passionate debate has just taken place in the Dáil.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Leo: People have offered to pray for me and save my soul

The health minister isn’t too bothered though.

# leo-varadkar - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Leo stands over remark in abortion debate Chilling Effect This post contains videos

Leo stands over remark in abortion debate

The health minister said a grammatical error was to blame.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 30 April, 2015

‘It is a real tragedy for us’: X-ray mistake led to delayed cancer diagnosis

A major review of the work of three locums across seven hospitals has been carried out.

This is what the new Children’s Hospital will look like

It will be built by 2019.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 27 April, 2015

‘Worse than losing my seat’: Leo would be absolutely devastated with a No vote

The Health Minister, who came out publicly in January, helped launch Fine Gael’s referendum campaign today.

# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Leo compares Enda to Michael Collins and smaller parties to a Monty Python sketch

No word on whether silly walks will be introduced at Leinster House.

# leo-varadkar - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Leo understands the distress that hospital overcrowding causes you

He said that he isn’t “trying to make out everything is rosy in the garden” of the Irish health service

# leo-varadkar - Friday 10 April, 2015

25,000 children are waiting to get their first outpatient appointment

For 10,000 of them, their wait has been longer than six months.

‘There is an attempt to muzzle us’: Nurse suspended after criticising psychiatric unit

Leo Varadkar said he will look into the issue.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

All the day’s news? You’ll find it here.

Leo wants no more than 90 people on trolleys for more than nine hours by the end of 2015

Hospital waiting lists and overcrowding are among the biggest problems facing the health service.

# leo-varadkar - Monday 30 March, 2015

Good news… Irish children are getting healthier

New figures from Safefood show people are starting to make necessary changes children’s diet and exercise.

# leo-varadkar - Friday 27 March, 2015

Coombe to oversee maternity services at Portlaoise Hospital following deaths

The new agreement is the first of its kind in Ireland.

# leo-varadkar - Thursday 26 March, 2015

‘A load of nonsense’: Leo dismisses claim that most TDs will vote No

The agriculture minister reckons Ireland is ready for same-sex marriage.

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