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#Health Committee

# health-committee - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

Stephen Donnelly: 'Large majority of 85s and over' will have received first Covid vaccine dose by Sunday
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Stephen Donnelly: 'Large majority of 85s and over' will have received first Covid vaccine dose by Sunday

Tue 5:06 PM 23,174 Views 79 Comments

Stephen Donnelly is appearing before the Oireachtas Health Committee to answer questions from TDs.

# health-committee - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Issues over review of smear slides were ignored, says CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Issues over review of smear slides were ignored, says CervicalCheck campaigner Lorraine Walsh

Dec 17th 2019, 9:12 PM 7,964 Views 4 Comments

Walsh stepped away from her role at the CervicalCheck patient steering committee in October.

# health-committee - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Dentists say HPV vaccine is a 'no brainer' as cases of head, neck and mouth cancer on the rise
# Dental Health
# Dental Health

Dentists say HPV vaccine is a 'no brainer' as cases of head, neck and mouth cancer on the rise

May 16th 2019, 6:05 AM 19,236 Views 33 Comments

Concerns were also raised about the overuse of antibiotics on children waiting for dental treatment .

# health-committee - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

'It's so badly needed': Harris defends development of children's hospital despite rising costs
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

'It's so badly needed': Harris defends development of children's hospital despite rising costs

Updated Jan 29th 2019, 4:27 PM 12,018 Views 63 Comments

Minister for Health Simon Harris appeared before the Health Committee this afternoon.

# health-committee - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

No one held accountable as children's hospital board says it would do the same again despite cost overruns
# Catastrophic Overspend
# Catastrophic Overspend

No one held accountable as children's hospital board says it would do the same again despite cost overruns

Updated Jan 16th 2019, 2:48 PM 22,781 Views 99 Comments

The final project cost is €1.4 billion – €450 million higher than the 2017 figure.

# health-committee - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons

Nov 6th 2018, 2:06 PM 18,849 Views 55 Comments

The Health Minister also said he wants the Bill to be inclusive of members of the trans community.

# health-committee - Saturday 3 November, 2018

TDs want women seeking abortions to be offered ultrasound imaging and heartbeat recording
# Abortion Legislation
# Abortion Legislation

TDs want women seeking abortions to be offered ultrasound imaging and heartbeat recording

Nov 3rd 2018, 7:15 AM 24,114 Views 127 Comments

A number of TDs have put down amendments ahead of the three-day discussion of the proposed abortion legislation next week.

# health-committee - Friday 2 November, 2018

Nine TDs want law to ensure aborted foetuses are buried or cremated
# Abortion Legislation
# Abortion Legislation

Nine TDs want law to ensure aborted foetuses are buried or cremated

Nov 2nd 2018, 12:52 PM 19,611 Views 151 Comments

A number of TDs have put down amendments ahead of the three-day discussion of the proposed abortion legislation next week.

# health-committee - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

CervicalCheck: Report author says it's 'likely' that more women are affected
# Cancer Screening
# Cancer Screening

CervicalCheck: Report author says it's 'likely' that more women are affected

Oct 10th 2018, 7:11 PM 10,096 Views 17 Comments

Dr Gabriel Scally told an Oireachtas Committee that an initial review to identify women involved was flawed.

# health-committee - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

TDs considering change of plan for proposed three-day wait period for abortions
# Terminations
# Terminations

TDs considering change of plan for proposed three-day wait period for abortions

Sep 19th 2018, 3:39 PM 16,171 Views 74 Comments

Dr Peter Boylan told an Oireachtas Committee that there is ‘no evidence’ for the wait time.

# health-committee - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Cervical Check scandal: Acting HSE boss says sorry for 'confusion and alarm'
# Communication Breakdown
# Communication Breakdown

Cervical Check scandal: Acting HSE boss says sorry for 'confusion and alarm'

May 16th 2018, 12:56 PM 18,743 Views 21 Comments

John Connaghan said women in Ireland had been “understandably frightened and concerned” by what they had read and heard.

# health-committee - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Bill to legalise medicinal cannabis shouldn't be passed - health committee
# Public Safety
# Public Safety

Bill to legalise medicinal cannabis shouldn't be passed - health committee

Jul 12th 2017, 1:32 PM 21,177 Views 114 Comments

Health committee member Kate O’Connell said that an opportunity was lost to make cannabis a medical product.

# health-committee - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Young midlands woman 'would not be dead' if local drug treatment was available
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Young midlands woman 'would not be dead' if local drug treatment was available

Jul 5th 2017, 10:00 PM 11,958 Views 19 Comments

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health was told today there is an urgent need for the link between ill health and homelessness to be recognised.

# health-committee - Thursday 26 January, 2017

'Medicinal cannabis could be made free of charge'
# Recommendation
# Recommendation

'Medicinal cannabis could be made free of charge'

Jan 26th 2017, 3:05 PM 19,842 Views 45 Comments

The Oireachtas Health Committee has made several recommendations in its report on medicinal cannabis.

# health-committee - Saturday 10 December, 2016

'I am not anti-vaccine, but 14-year girls don't lie en masse': Senator pushes for debate on HPV vaccine
# HPV
# HPV

'I am not anti-vaccine, but 14-year girls don't lie en masse': Senator pushes for debate on HPV vaccine

Dec 10th 2016, 8:15 AM 23,536 Views 84 Comments

Gerard Craughwell said he would like medical experts as well as parents concerned about their daughters to attend.

# health-committee - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

'People die in toilets, people die in urine-soaked stairwells'
# Supervised Injecting Centres
# Supervised Injecting Centres

'People die in toilets, people die in urine-soaked stairwells'

Nov 30th 2016, 3:23 PM 11,912 Views 24 Comments

An Oireachtas Health Committee is hearing submissions in relation to medically supervised injecting centres.

# health-committee - Thursday 21 January, 2016

WATCH: Bressie gives impassioned speech about the 'epidemic of this generation'
# Suicide
# Suicide

WATCH: Bressie gives impassioned speech about the 'epidemic of this generation'

Jan 21st 2016, 3:40 PM 50,225 Views 114 Comments

“We simply cannot ignore this anymore. We have to be honest and ask ourselves, ‘Truly are we doing enough?’”

# health-committee - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Irish dentists refusing to treat HIV positive patients 'adds to stigma'
# Stop The Stigma
# Stop The Stigma

Irish dentists refusing to treat HIV positive patients 'adds to stigma'

Dec 2nd 2015, 6:05 AM 18,073 Views 66 Comments

The “worrying” levels of HIV diagnoses have been discussed at the Oireachtas Health Committee. There are set to be more cases of HIV in Ireland in 2015 than in any other year.

# health-committee - Friday 29 May, 2015

Rebel TD kicked off committee after just ONE day
# Man Overboard
# Man Overboard

Rebel TD kicked off committee after just ONE day

May 29th 2015, 11:40 AM 15,302 Views 55 Comments

Michael McNamara’s not having a great week.

# health-committee - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Bereaved parents: 'It needs to stop now, enough pain and enough hurt has been caused'
# Portlaoise
# Portlaoise

Bereaved parents: 'It needs to stop now, enough pain and enough hurt has been caused'

May 19th 2015, 5:50 PM 17,901 Views 25 Comments

Calls have been made for HSE Chief Tony O’Brien to resign.

# health-committee - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Alcohol companies may have learned some lessons from the fight against Big Tobacco
# Everything Is Spinning
# Everything Is Spinning

Alcohol companies may have learned some lessons from the fight against Big Tobacco

Mar 24th 2015, 6:28 PM 13,317 Views 15 Comments

A health committee was looking at the government’s proposed new alcohol laws today.

# health-committee - Thursday 26 February, 2015

'I know the current system doesn't work, I've buried two children'
# Rare Diseases
# Rare Diseases

'I know the current system doesn't work, I've buried two children'

Feb 26th 2015, 5:30 PM 23,214 Views 3 Comments

Both of Tony and Mary Heffernan’s children died at the age of 5.

# health-committee - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Unregulated plastic surgery procedures offered to 15 year olds
# NOT QUALIFIED
# NOT QUALIFIED

Unregulated plastic surgery procedures offered to 15 year olds

Dec 18th 2014, 11:56 AM 7,012 Views 11 Comments

The Oireachtas Health Committee has been told the industry is largely unregulated here.

# health-committee - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Ireland might see 'a few cases' of Ebola. So, how will it cope?
# Global Outbreak
# Global Outbreak

Ireland might see 'a few cases' of Ebola. So, how will it cope?

Oct 16th 2014, 2:26 PM 14,552 Views 47 Comments

It won’t be a Hollywood apocalypse, politicians heard today.

# health-committee - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

'It is the right of every person to die in comfort and dignity'
# End Of Life Care
# End Of Life Care

'It is the right of every person to die in comfort and dignity'

Jul 15th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,157 Views 9 Comments

The Health and Children Committee launched a report on end-of-life care based on submissions from stakeholders, experts and the public.

# health-committee - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman have increased by 15% since 2010
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman have increased by 15% since 2010

Jun 10th 2014, 7:42 PM 4,488 Views 4 Comments

One particular investigation showed that a child had been moved to 11 different residencies in 4 months.

# health-committee - Friday 6 June, 2014

'Totally unacceptable': Concern that PAC has monopoly on probe into spending of €3.25bn
# Committee Wars
# Committee Wars

'Totally unacceptable': Concern that PAC has monopoly on probe into spending of €3.25bn

Jun 6th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,457 Views 27 Comments

The Oireachtas Health Committee is seeking to change the rules that currently prevent any other Oireachtas committee from investigating matters that are already being probed by the powerful Public Accounts Committee.

# health-committee - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Politicians head on day trip to find out "first hand" what's going on with medical cards
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

Politicians head on day trip to find out "first hand" what's going on with medical cards

May 15th 2014, 8:45 AM 6,552 Views 37 Comments

The group of TDs will travel to north Dublin to visit the HSE’s medical card centre.

# health-committee - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal

Apr 3rd 2014, 1:21 PM 7,499 Views 13 Comments

The issues were discussed at a Health Committee this morning.

# health-committee - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

‘Liberals don’t like my thinking’: TD claims he was ousted over abortion views
# Mattie McGrath
# Mattie McGrath

‘Liberals don’t like my thinking’: TD claims he was ousted over abortion views

Jan 22nd 2014, 2:53 PM 8,099 Views 32 Comments

Mattie McGrath has been removed from two Oireachtas committees by the Dáil Technical Group.

# health-committee - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

James Reilly to face Health Committee today
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

James Reilly to face Health Committee today

Jan 14th 2014, 7:15 AM 4,478 Views 11 Comments

The Health Minister will be questioned on the HSE service plan, which details how the executive will cut €619 million next year.

# health-committee - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Health insurance bosses stress the need to attract young people to the market
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

Health insurance bosses stress the need to attract young people to the market

Nov 28th 2013, 12:29 PM 6,317 Views 34 Comments

Speaking before the Oireachtas committee today, one stressed that proposed legislation won’t cause an increase in premiums.

# health-committee - Friday 26 July, 2013

Reilly working towards 'smoke-free' Ireland by 2025
# No Butts
# No Butts

Reilly working towards 'smoke-free' Ireland by 2025

Jul 26th 2013, 8:25 AM 10,006 Views 180 Comments

The Health Minister’s vowing to continue his war on smoking – and says cigarettes are the only freely available product he knows of that can kill the user.

# health-committee - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

TDs vote against extending abortion bill to include inevitable miscarriages
# Protection Of Life
# Protection Of Life

TDs vote against extending abortion bill to include inevitable miscarriages

Jul 3rd 2013, 11:01 AM 4,819 Views 85 Comments

The sub-committee on health is discussing changes to the Bill, which was passed at the second stage in the Dáil last night.

Abortions in cases of suicide ideation can 'create more problems'
# Abortion
# Abortion

Abortions in cases of suicide ideation can 'create more problems'

Jul 3rd 2013, 8:47 AM 4,575 Views 127 Comments

The nine-member sub-committee will today deal with the sections of the proposed legislation on suicide ideation.

# health-committee - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Abortion bill passes first Dáil vote, moves to committee stage
# Abortion
# Abortion

Abortion bill passes first Dáil vote, moves to committee stage

Jul 2nd 2013, 6:01 PM 7,774 Views 77 Comments

The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill has passed the second stage of the Dáil this evening with cross-party support but also cross-party opposition.

# health-committee - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Reilly concedes that abortion laws will mean more babies 'suffering damage'
# Abortion
# Abortion

Reilly concedes that abortion laws will mean more babies 'suffering damage'

Jun 16th 2013, 1:21 PM 12,157 Views 183 Comments

The minister says, however, that the alternative is that the baby’s mother could die – ending both of their lives.

# health-committee - Thursday 13 June, 2013

These are the three motions Peter Mathews put to the Fine Gael party last night
# Abortion
# Abortion

These are the three motions Peter Mathews put to the Fine Gael party last night

Jun 13th 2013, 7:30 PM 9,219 Views 61 Comments

The pro-life TD put forward motions for the proposed legislation to be scrapped, the suicide clause removed and for members to have a free vote at a parliamentary party meeting last night.

# health-committee - Friday 17 May, 2013

A crash course in today's abortion legislation hearings
# Abortion
# Abortion

A crash course in today's abortion legislation hearings

May 17th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,339 Views 42 Comments

What’s it all about? TheJournal.ie takes you through the Health Committee proceedings.

# health-committee - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Here is the list of witnesses to appear at abortion hearings
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

Here is the list of witnesses to appear at abortion hearings

May 15th 2013, 6:27 PM 8,709 Views 160 Comments

Unlike the committee’s previous hearings, there will be few representatives from advocacy or religious groups giving evidence.

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