# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 17 November, 2015
The government maintains it is committed to a UHI model. But there’s no chance of it happening soon.
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
I’ve been in this job for 18 months and I can say with absolute certainty that if there was an overnight fix, I would have implemented it on day one,
Leo Varadkar writes.
# leo-varadkar - Thursday 12 November, 2015
“The director of patient safety is somebody I want to run into in the lift every other day, it’s not somebody I want to meet in a formal meeting once every two months or six months.”
# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 10 November, 2015
Fianna Fáil says the Health Minister is “observing from a distance” rather than taking action.
# leo-varadkar - Friday 6 November, 2015
Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are not impressed with the Health Minister’s latest comments.
# leo-varadkar - Thursday 5 November, 2015
The health minister said that he has “no doubt” that many more such stories will come to light in the months to come.
The assault is alleged to have happened last week.
# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 4 November, 2015
Taoiseach Enda Kenny described the incident as “a shocking example of dysfunction in the health system”.
# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 3 November, 2015
Five new health warnings are to appear on every alcohol product under proposed new rules.
# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 21 October, 2015
The Health Minister was challenged to a debate by a Sinn Féin constituency rival.
# leo-varadkar - Thursday 15 October, 2015
The death of Emma Sloan from an allergic reaction gave a huge impetus to the campaign.
# leo-varadkar - Friday 9 October, 2015
Bressie, Brian Cody and Mícháel Ó Muircheartaigh also received awards.
# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 7 October, 2015
The INMO’s announcement comes on foot of an incident at the mental health unit of University Hospital Galway on Friday.
# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 29 September, 2015
Fianna Fáil says that an email in the Irish Times came about because of ‘self-serving leaks’.
# leo-varadkar - Saturday 26 September, 2015
The health minister also discussed his Fine Gael leadership ambitions.
# leo-varadkar - Thursday 24 September, 2015
Analysis: The Taoiseach said again this week that he intends to serve a full second term if re-elected. But is that realistic?
# leo-varadkar - Thursday 10 September, 2015
The Taoiseach also said that he isn’t trying to be populist.
# leo-varadkar - Friday 4 September, 2015
With the number of new positive test cases on the increase HIV Ireland has echoed the health minister’s words.
# leo-varadkar - Thursday 3 September, 2015
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The laws could breach European free-trade rules.
# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 2 September, 2015
Micheál Martin earlier accused the Taoiseach of being “shifty and underhand” while Gerry Adams said Kenny should resign.
# leo-varadkar - Sunday 16 August, 2015
Who succeeds Enda Kenny? We rank the contenders…
# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 12 August, 2015
Analysis: Having been forced to clarify matters at the weekend, has the Taoiseach damaged his political prospects?
# leo-varadkar - Friday 31 July, 2015
The announcement has been made by Health Minister
Leo Varadkar. # leo-varadkar - Thursday 23 July, 2015
It is seeking to attract up to 500 people and it is hoped it will encourage Irish nurses working abroad to come home.
# leo-varadkar - Friday 17 July, 2015
Three citizenship ceremonies were held in Dublin earlier today.
# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 15 July, 2015
The coalition has a minority in the upper house at present.
A 59-year-old woman says she is begging the government to pay for a cancer drug that could prolong her life.
# leo-varadkar - Sunday 12 July, 2015
# leo-varadkar - Monday 6 July, 2015
A TD says Ireland should follow San Francisco’s lead on the issue.
# leo-varadkar - Sunday 5 July, 2015
Enda Kenny is in the hotseat now, but how likely is that to be the case after the next election.
# leo-varadkar - Saturday 4 July, 2015
The Minister for Health is happy with the progress so far.
# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 1 July, 2015
Children and young adults under 18 will be automatically granted medical cards.
# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 30 June, 2015
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
Leo Varadkar revealed the figures today. # leo-varadkar - Wednesday 24 June, 2015
The level of uptake has been described as “phenomenal”.
# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 23 June, 2015
# leo-varadkar - Monday 22 June, 2015
It would be part of minimum-pricing laws to set a floor price on beer, wine and spirits.
The Minister for Health is delighted that 40,000 children are now registered for free medical care, but Irish doctors are not so impressed.