# leo-varadkar - Today’s News
# leo-varadkar - Yesterday’s News
The minister said he accepted that overcrowding can also delay patient treatment.
# leo-varadkar - Friday 29 January, 2016
Social Care Minister Kathleen Lynch issued a statement today addressing allegations of physical and sexual abuse at a state-backed foster home.
# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 26 January, 2016
Michaél Martin doesn’t seem keen on the idea after it was brought up by Leo Varadkar.
Colleen’s mother commends the hospital staff for their work, but says her daughter has been left languishing on waiting lists for years.
# leo-varadkar - Monday 11 January, 2016
A cap on tax relief on health insurance brought in €151 million.
# leo-varadkar - Sunday 10 January, 2016
The Health Minister is warm to sharing the cabinet table with Lucinda Creighton, three years after she left his party.
The Renua leader Lucinda Creighton was speaking following the sex attacks in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.
# leo-varadkar - Friday 8 January, 2016
‘Sensible people are putting their health at risk’ – Patients going to GPs when they need emergency treatment
Meanwhile, doctors are being balloted on industrial action at University Hospital Limerick.
# leo-varadkar - Thursday 7 January, 2016
Leo Varadkar’s comments follow days of controversy regarding overcrowding at Irish hospitals, and come ahead of a nursing strike next week.
# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 5 January, 2016
The two finance ministers were in top form today.
# leo-varadkar - Monday 4 January, 2016
Adam Doyle had criticised the HSE after travelling to Northern Ireland to access feeding equipment for his sick son.
# leo-varadkar - Sunday 3 January, 2016
Almost 2,000 people in Ireland are on dialysis.
# leo-varadkar - Friday 1 January, 2016
A Facebook post about Adam Doyle’s child Noah has been shared more than 14,000 times.
# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 30 December, 2015
New laws are to be introduced to ensure the titles are protected and registered.
# leo-varadkar - Tuesday 29 December, 2015
The Taoiseach has been reflecting on nearly five years in office.
# leo-varadkar - Thursday 24 December, 2015
# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 23 December, 2015
A European Court of Justice ruling says a tax should be introduced instead of minimum pricing.
# leo-varadkar - Thursday 17 December, 2015
Leo Varadkar says he supports the Taoiseach’s plan to call a convention on the issue.
The Taoiseach has come to the defence of the Health Minister, but won’t say if he’ll be reappointed if the government is re-elected.
# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 16 December, 2015
The HSE says that a growing and ageing population is putting a strain on the service.
# leo-varadkar - Monday 7 December, 2015
Private for-profit health care systems are both more costly and provide lower quality care than public systems, writes Julien Mercille.
# leo-varadkar - Wednesday 25 November, 2015
And Leo wants this figure to drop.
# 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.
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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.
The Irish Dental Association has described the figures as a “national disgrace”.
# 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?