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# simon-harris - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics are leading to a dangerous resistance.

# simon-harris - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Harris 'seriously considering' independent inquiry into death of pregnant woman at Holles Street

Malak Thawley died during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy at the National Maternity Hospital in May 2016.

# simon-harris - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Poll: Would you opt out of a system for organ donation? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you opt out of a system for organ donation?

Health Minister Simon Harris plans to introduce an opt out system in Ireland in the near future.

Harris 'sickened' at the 'misleading nonsense' spread by rogue crisis pregnancy agencies

The Regulation of Information Act may be strengthened to deal with rogue crisis pregnancy agencies.

# simon-harris - Monday 10 July, 2017

HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work

Just 7% of all surgeons in Ireland are women.

# simon-harris - Thursday 6 July, 2017

'They simply can't afford it': Older people being priced out of nursing homes

Age Action has said some nursing homes are charging “extortionate costs”.

# simon-harris - Monday 3 July, 2017

Calls for patients to give feedback on their experience in Irish hospitals

Overcrowding in Irish hospitals increased in the first three months of 2017.

# simon-harris - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Harris postpones plan to ration supports for women with breast cancer

“I want to ensure that they are not subjected to additional stress and worry about losing services.”

Morning after pill available to all medical card holders without prescription from today

Up until 2011, anyone who needed emergency contraception had to attend a doctor in order to get a prescription.

# simon-harris - Friday 30 June, 2017

Minister for Health wants Eighth Amendment referendum next summer

Simon Harris said he supports repealing the Eighth Amendment.

# simon-harris - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Citizens' Assembly publishes additional recommendations on the Eighth Amendment

Five ancillary recommendations have been made, derived from the personal opinions of the members of the Assembly.

# simon-harris - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

'There needs to be flexibility so this never happens again'

Junior Minister Jim Daly has spoken out about the Devereaux controversy.

# simon-harris - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

HSE confirms elderly couple will be reunited after Liveline intervention

The couple was separated after 63 years of marriage when only one of them was granted a place in a nursing home.

# simon-harris - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Abortion committee meets for the first time and elects Senator Catherine Noone as chairperson

The Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution met in private today.

'People are dying on waiting lists': Harris urged to fix health service once and for all

The Future of Healthcare report which aims to reform the health service over 10 years has been criticised for the spending it proposes.

# simon-harris - Friday 16 June, 2017

Pro-choice group fears wording of abortion referendum will be too limited

The public will vote on repealing the Eighth Amendment next year.

# simon-harris - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Meet the people who are on-call 24-7 to make sure organ transplants happen

“A death has occurred, but a life is also saved and enhanced.”

# simon-harris - Thursday 8 June, 2017

Leo says he won't be 'best friends' with Micheál Martin but it's time to start afresh

Leo Varadkar said there will be more disappointments than appointments for his colleagues as he selects his new Cabinet.

# simon-harris - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Independent Alliance have 'very constructive and very satisfactory' meeting with Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar is into a week of meetings as he drums up support ahead of Tuesday’s vote to become the next Taoiseach.

# simon-harris - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'It was clear that public opinion influenced the Sisters of Charity's decision'

But who now owns the National Maternity Hospital? The government still needs to clarify its position.

# simon-harris - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Harris admits government can't express confidence in State's corporate watchdog

Sinn Fein said the government’s handling of white-collar crime was like a Monty Python sketch.

# simon-harris - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Investigation launched into allegations of serious abuse at centre for those with intellectual disabilities

Families of the service users have been calling for an independent investigation since last August.

# simon-harris - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

New Zealand wants to scrap its blasphemy laws after Ireland's Stephen Fry probe

“I didn’t think we had it, I thought it had gone,” New Zealand’s Catholic leader Bill English said about its own law.

# simon-harris - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

'A woman has our daughter's lungs and four boys have the rest of her organs'

Nevaeh Gale-Spollen was just weeks away from her 10th brithday when she died from a brain haemorrhage.

# simon-harris - Monday 8 May, 2017

'You can’t take your organs with you': Harris to bring in opt-out system next year

“Donating your organs is the most selfless act that anybody can actually do.”

Simon Harris says Ireland's blasphemy laws are 'silly' and 'embarrassing'

It’s been suggested by experts that our current blasphemy laws are ‘unenforceable’.

# simon-harris - Sunday 7 May, 2017

'Complete outrage': Protest against Sisters of Charity owning maternity hospital happening today

A petition against the order owning the hospital has been signed by over 100,000 people.

'Undue fear and confusion': Read the emails Vertex sent to Department of Health about Orkambi

A deal on the cystic fibrosis drug was finally reached last month.

# simon-harris - Friday 5 May, 2017

Simon Harris commits to giving graduating Irish student nurses full-time contracts

Staffing and retention are two key issues that nearly led to industrial action in the nursing sector earlier this year.

Morning after pill: Medical card holders to get access without prescription

Pharmacists have argued that prescription requirements limited medical card holders’ access to the contraceptive.

# simon-harris - Thursday 4 May, 2017

Vera Twomey causes TD traffic chaos by staging sit-in at Leinster House Dáil Gridlock This post contains videos

Vera Twomey causes TD traffic chaos by staging sit-in at Leinster House

Assorted deputies were left stranded inside the gates of Leinster House by the protest.

'Women will die needlessly': Call for push to increase uptake of HPV vaccine

The Irish Cancer Society also wants the vaccination programme to be extended to include boys.

# simon-harris - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Three year campaign results in 33,000 children with disabilities getting full medical cards

Children who receive the Domiciliary Care Allowance are now eligible for a full medical card.

# simon-harris - Monday 1 May, 2017

From The Daily Edge Drake and Simon Harris were born one week apart - here's how their lives have panned out so far Twins

Drake and Simon Harris were born one week apart - here's how their lives have panned out so far

October 17th 1986: Simon Harris is born. October 24th 1986: Drake is born.

Harris asks for a month to consider all options for ownership of maternity hospital

Minister Simon Harris has said that a public ownership option is possible for the hospital.

# simon-harris - Friday 28 April, 2017

Health Minister slams 'false' and 'unfounded' claims from anti-vaccine campaigners

Highlighting the particular case of the HPV vaccine, Harris said he is very concerned about the fall in the uptake rate, which is heading below 50%.

# simon-harris - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Holles Street board re-endorses deal to move maternity hospital St Vincent's This post contains videos

Holles Street board re-endorses deal to move maternity hospital

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris said the compulsory purchase of the site is ‘not the solution’.

New children's hospital will be the length of Grafton Street and as big as Dundrum Shopping Centre

The new children’s hospital will cost over €1 billion and will open in 2021.

Factfind: Could compulsory purchase be used for the maternity hospital and what would it cost?

The St. Vincent’s site is the preferred site for the hospital.

# simon-harris - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

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