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#Simon Harris

# simon-harris - Today’s News

GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result

Abortion services are expected to be GP-led.

Harris to seek permission to draft abortion legislation over summer Eighth Amendment This post contains videos

Harris to seek permission to draft abortion legislation over summer

It could be in place by the end of the year.

There was talk that Dublin Castle would be muted. That is not what happened

There was talk that there would be a much more muted, sombre celebration at this referendum result. But how wrong people were.

# simon-harris - Yesterday’s News

'Women in crisis pregnancy have been told take the boat... today we tell them: take our hand'

Leading political figures have reacted to what appears to be an overwhelming Yes vote.

# simon-harris - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Each side playing the blame game as fallout from the Prime Time debate no-show rolls over The Show Must Go On This post contains videos

Each side playing the blame game as fallout from the Prime Time debate no-show rolls over

Cora Sherlock has denied pulling out of last night’s Prime Time debate.

From The Daily Edge 7 things we should get Simon Harris to sort out Simon Says

7 things we should get Simon Harris to sort out

The man can do anything apparently.

From The Daily Edge 17 of the thirstiest Simon Harris tweets from last night's debate Simon Harris

17 of the thirstiest Simon Harris tweets from last night's debate

“I am so sorry for all the times I called Simon Harris a vampire.”

# simon-harris - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Government looking at how to best source 'quality' medical cannabis for new access programme

Minister Harris told his Cabinet colleagues his department are looking at how to give “quality assurance” to patients.

# simon-harris - Monday 21 May, 2018

Simon Harris to take part in live televised Eighth debate

The debates come with just days left in the campaign.

Harris: Some No campaigners 'trying to take Ireland back to Dark Ages on mental health'

The Health Minister joined the Masters of Ireland’s two main maternity hospitals in calling for a Yes vote in Friday’s referendum today.

# simon-harris - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Health Minister cancels meeting with women who suffered vaginal mesh complications

His office said the cancellation was due to “urgent other work commitments” and has been rescheduled for next month.

# simon-harris - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Government to provide more free condoms to tackle crisis pregnancies

Consideration is also being given to the extension of the provision of the morning-after pill.

# simon-harris - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Varadkar says 14-year penalty for abortion pills could be enforced in the future if No vote prevails

The Taoiseach today ruled out the chance of a second referendum being held.

Expert leading CervicalCheck inquiry concerned about 'fevered atmosphere'

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris has received government approval for the drafting of a Bill to establish an independent board for the HSE.

# simon-harris - Saturday 12 May, 2018

'Talk is cheap': Emma Mhic Mhathúna criticises the government on The Late Late Show Cervical Check This post contains videos

'Talk is cheap': Emma Mhic Mhathúna criticises the government on The Late Late Show

Emma was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016, three years after a smear test result incorrectly came back as normal.

# simon-harris - Friday 11 May, 2018

'We can and we will demand answers': Varadkar and Harris want to know why memos were kept from them

Who knew what when: Varadkar and Harris want to know why information was kept from them.

John Connaghan will be the new head of the HSE - but only temporarily

Connaghan was previously the deputy director general and chief operating officer at the HSE.

Leo: 'Emma is 37 years old, roughly my age. She could be my sister or one of my friends'

A package of financial measures for the women impacted by the smear test scandal were announced after a special Cabinet meeting today.

'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media' Cervical Cancer This post contains videos

'God forbid that a woman who got a letter might run to the media'

Tony O’Brien has criticised how some TDs conducted themselves at the Public Accounts Committee hearing yesterday.

The new head of the GP union is younger than Simon Harris - and has a big battle on his hands

Ireland’s newest doctors are fleeing the country – but the latest head of Ireland’s GP union, the NAGP, Maitiú Ó Tuathail is only 29.

# simon-harris - Thursday 10 May, 2018

'It seared the soul of our country': Emotional scenes as Emma Mhic Mhathúna's interview raised in the Dáil

“It is a stain on all our doors, it is a stain on all of us,” Labour’s Alan Kelly told his Dáil colleagues today.

# simon-harris - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case CervicalCheck This post contains videos

US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case

A UK expert will lead the inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy.

Harris says graphic posters hung outside his constituency office are upsetting to him and his family

The posters do not comply with electoral legislation.

# simon-harris - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Q&A: Who will pay for abortions if the Eighth Amendment is repealed?

Will taxpayers cover the cost of abortion under the public system?

# simon-harris - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Coveney: 'Sex education isn't about religion. The State must ensure young people get the facts'

He said young people today are exposed to much more explicit forms of pornography and sexual content than any generation before them.

# simon-harris - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the new HPV test for cervical cancer

The accuracy of HPV testing is significantly higher than liquid based cytology testing, which is the testing used now, and is expected to result in fewer women receiving a false negative result.

# simon-harris - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

There are 10 active legal claims made in relation to CervicalCheck smear tests

Legal proceedings against the HSE or laboratories involved in smear tests have commenced in 6 of those cases.

Explainer: Do you need to get a repeat smear test?

Many women across the country are wondering what action they should take in light of the recent controversy – here’s everything you need to know.

# simon-harris - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Vicky Phelan says she's 'disheartened' that more women could be involved in smear test scandal

HSE chief Tony O’Brien said he couldn’t guarantee that cancer treatment for some women wasn’t compromised because of the controversy.

Varadkar: 'I was never told about CervicalCheck scandal when I was health minister'

The Taoiseach said he could not rule out a commission of investigation into the controversy in the future.

Explainer: What is open disclosure, and where does it fit in the smear test scandal?

What are the obligations to tell a patient when a mistake has been made in their healthcare?

Cervical cancer memo to minister states Vicky Phelan case was not a patient safety incident

17 women whose cases were reviewed as part of an audit into the scheme have died.

# simon-harris - Monday 30 April, 2018

Vicky Phelan: It's scandalous government hasn't offered to pay for my cancer treatment

Vicky Phelan received incorrect smear test results in 2011. She was subsequently diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014.

A timeline of the CervicalCheck controversy... and what will happen next

The case of one woman’s missed cancer diagnosis has become a major scandal for the HSE and government.

# simon-harris - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Simon Harris says he doesn't know how many women died after cervical screening issues

Harris was speaking after the clinical director of the programme stepped down.

# simon-harris - Friday 27 April, 2018

CervicalCheck: Senior team sent in to ensure women told about smear reviews

Health Minister Simon Harris said that a helpline would open from 9am tomorrow to answer women’s questions.

More than 200 cervical smear results should have had earlier intervention

An ‘urgent’ review of the CervicalCheck programme will be undertaken.

# simon-harris - Thursday 26 April, 2018

'We can't just presume they have': Doctors instructed to tell women if they have received false smear test results

The case of Vicky Phelan, a terminally ill woman who yesterday came to a €2.5 million settlement with the HSE, has caused significant concern.

# simon-harris - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

'I think a lot of men are inclined to opt out and say 'this doesn't affect me'. But this is vitally important'

Some of the most senior government ministers were out canvassing for a Yes vote in the Eighth Referendum at Stephen’s Green today.

# simon-harris - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Health Minister agrees to meet with women affected by vaginal mesh complications

There have been thousands of reports internationally of painful complications from women who have undergone these procedures.

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