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#Kathleen Lynch

# kathleen-lynch - Monday 21 March, 2016

'So obsessed with publicity': Outgoing Labour minister's parting shot at Leo
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

'So obsessed with publicity': Outgoing Labour minister's parting shot at Leo

Mar 21st 2016, 10:26 AM 33,887 Views 50 Comments

Kathleen Lynch has given a revealing interview in which she criticises the Health Minister.

# kathleen-lynch - Friday 29 January, 2016

'They were tortured and degraded in unspeakable ways'
# Foster Care
# Foster Care

'They were tortured and degraded in unspeakable ways'

Jan 29th 2016, 11:07 PM 36,162 Views 43 Comments

Social Care Minister Kathleen Lynch issued a statement today addressing allegations of physical and sexual abuse at a state-backed foster home.

# kathleen-lynch - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

Nurses threaten strike action as Galway mental health staff refuse to work over safety concerns
# Trouble Brewing
# Trouble Brewing

Nurses threaten strike action as Galway mental health staff refuse to work over safety concerns

Oct 7th 2015, 8:45 AM 14,408 Views 28 Comments

The INMO’s announcement comes on foot of an incident at the mental health unit of University Hospital Galway on Friday.

# kathleen-lynch - Friday 31 July, 2015

Registration for over-70s free GP care begins today
# Expansion
# Expansion

Registration for over-70s free GP care begins today

Jul 31st 2015, 4:50 AM 11,466 Views 24 Comments

The announcement has been made by Health Minister Leo Varadkar.

# kathleen-lynch - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Going a month without a shower at HSE-run home is "intolerable"
# Elderly
# Elderly

Going a month without a shower at HSE-run home is "intolerable"

Jul 22nd 2015, 4:28 PM 9,774 Views 47 Comments

Numerous shortcomings were found by a Hiqa report published yesterday.

13 people using mental health services in Carlow, Kilkenny and Tipperary took their own lives
# Self Harm
# Self Harm

13 people using mental health services in Carlow, Kilkenny and Tipperary took their own lives

Jul 22nd 2015, 9:55 AM 12,530 Views 17 Comments

The state’s mental health watchdog has found training for mental health service providers was inadequate.

# kathleen-lynch - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

These people travelled all the way from Donegal to save their community
# We Shall Not Be Moved
# We Shall Not Be Moved

These people travelled all the way from Donegal to save their community

Jul 14th 2015, 9:30 PM 11,972 Views 14 Comments

Concerns have been raised about the possible closure of the Cleary Centre in Donegal Town.

# kathleen-lynch - Monday 29 June, 2015

A care home for those with intellectual disabilities has been de-registered following an inspection
# Kilkenny
# Kilkenny

A care home for those with intellectual disabilities has been de-registered following an inspection

Jun 29th 2015, 3:58 PM 15,630 Views 6 Comments

The unit at St Patricks, Kilkenny, which houses 28 people, has been de-registered for up to 28 days over a number of concerns.

# kathleen-lynch - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Ten parents PER MINUTE are signing up to free GP care for under 6s
# Busy Phonelines
# Busy Phonelines

Ten parents PER MINUTE are signing up to free GP care for under 6s

Jun 24th 2015, 6:30 PM 16,503 Views 53 Comments

The level of uptake has been described as “phenomenal”.

'Just by being there for a friend, we can keep life itself'
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

'Just by being there for a friend, we can keep life itself'

Jun 24th 2015, 1:46 PM 11,662 Views 35 Comments

The government wants to reduce suicide and self-harm by 10% over the next five years.

# kathleen-lynch - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

The Central Mental Hospital is being closed down
# Dundrum
# Dundrum

The Central Mental Hospital is being closed down

Jun 3rd 2015, 4:43 PM 28,855 Views 43 Comments

Patients will be transferred to a larger, more modern, hospital in Portrane.

# kathleen-lynch - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Some serious shade was thrown as the Dáil welcomed a new TD today
# Dáil Bantz
# Dáil Bantz

Some serious shade was thrown as the Dáil welcomed a new TD today

May 26th 2015, 5:25 PM 18,088 Views 22 Comments

They just couldn’t help themselves…

# kathleen-lynch - Friday 22 May, 2015

Magdalene survivors to get specialised health cards from next month
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

Magdalene survivors to get specialised health cards from next month

May 22nd 2015, 8:10 PM 5,571 Views 3 Comments

The women will be eligible for a range of health services from the start of July.

# kathleen-lynch - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Customs seized 1,017 abortion pills last year
# Pro-Choice
# Pro-Choice

Customs seized 1,017 abortion pills last year

Apr 22nd 2015, 7:15 AM 22,855 Views 98 Comments

Ruth Coppinger wants the State to stop confiscating the tablets.

# kathleen-lynch - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Leo wants no more than 90 people on trolleys for more than nine hours by the end of 2015
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

Leo wants no more than 90 people on trolleys for more than nine hours by the end of 2015

Apr 2nd 2015, 11:50 AM 13,068 Views 64 Comments

Hospital waiting lists and overcrowding are among the biggest problems facing the health service.

# kathleen-lynch - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

96FM apologises for claiming minister used teenager's death for publicity
# Donal Walsh
# Donal Walsh

96FM apologises for claiming minister used teenager's death for publicity

Mar 10th 2015, 12:44 PM 17,146 Views 22 Comments

Kathleen Lynch has been paid undisclosed damages.

# kathleen-lynch - Friday 13 February, 2015

Elderly people won't pay out more under Fair Deal scheme
# Health
# Health

Elderly people won't pay out more under Fair Deal scheme

Feb 13th 2015, 7:17 PM 9,343 Views 13 Comments

Minister Kathleen Lynch said an extra €30 million is needed.

# kathleen-lynch - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Minister: Trust me, I'm aware of cases like Lucy
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Minister: Trust me, I'm aware of cases like Lucy

Feb 12th 2015, 1:46 PM 17,514 Views 57 Comments

“It’s not that the system isn’t sympathetic, it is – who wouldn’t be?”

# kathleen-lynch - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Minister 'hasn't heard anything' to reassure her about abuse at other care homes
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Minister 'hasn't heard anything' to reassure her about abuse at other care homes

Dec 16th 2014, 9:04 AM 5,338 Views 23 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# kathleen-lynch - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Kathleen Lynch: 'I've visited mental health centres, there are very few issues'
# Funding
# Funding

Kathleen Lynch: 'I've visited mental health centres, there are very few issues'

Nov 29th 2014, 1:51 PM 10,968 Views 73 Comments

The Mental Health Minister said occasionally wards would be full when beds were free.

# kathleen-lynch - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Varadkar: Running health service is like feeding the 5,000 with loaves and fish
# HSE Service Plan
# HSE Service Plan

Varadkar: Running health service is like feeding the 5,000 with loaves and fish

Nov 27th 2014, 4:40 PM 13,556 Views 59 Comments

The Health Minister also ruled out a General Election in 2015.

# kathleen-lynch - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Apparently GPs can renew medical cards - but did anyone tell GPs?
# Must Have Missed That Memo
# Must Have Missed That Memo

Apparently GPs can renew medical cards - but did anyone tell GPs?

Nov 26th 2014, 11:16 PM 22,025 Views 31 Comments

Who told whom what, and when?

# kathleen-lynch - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Where's the missing €15 million?... Criticism over shortfall in mental health spending
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Where's the missing €15 million?... Criticism over shortfall in mental health spending

Oct 15th 2014, 1:10 PM 7,591 Views 14 Comments

€35 million is being ring-fenced for the area as part of Budget 2015, but organisations are concerned that’s still €15 million short of what should be spent.

# kathleen-lynch - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Plans to clampdown on abuse of anti-anxiety drugs ready 'within months'
# Street Dealing
# Street Dealing

Plans to clampdown on abuse of anti-anxiety drugs ready 'within months'

Oct 5th 2014, 7:00 AM 13,059 Views 40 Comments

There are concerns over the growing quantity of these drugs being illegally sold.

# kathleen-lynch - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

'A grubby incident': Enda Kenny faces further criticism over McNulty affair
# Seanad
# Seanad

'A grubby incident': Enda Kenny faces further criticism over McNulty affair

Oct 1st 2014, 12:10 PM 5,407 Views 34 Comments

McNulty withdrew from the Seanad by-election yesterday.

# kathleen-lynch - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Building of new Central Mental Hospital in Portrane may begin next year
# National Facility
# National Facility

Building of new Central Mental Hospital in Portrane may begin next year

Sep 23rd 2014, 3:29 PM 9,499 Views 14 Comments

Planning permission for the project could be decided upon in the first half of next year.

# kathleen-lynch - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Prescription charges bring in €120m but hurt 'most vulnerable in society'
# Medication
# Medication

Prescription charges bring in €120m but hurt 'most vulnerable in society'

Sep 14th 2014, 8:34 AM 6,419 Views 38 Comments

Groups representing carers, elderly people and those on low incomes have called for a reduction but that’s not likely to happen in the next Budget.

# kathleen-lynch - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

The Gardaí are set to ramp up efforts to keep the capital's elderly safe
# The Old Guard
# The Old Guard

The Gardaí are set to ramp up efforts to keep the capital's elderly safe

Sep 10th 2014, 4:23 PM 6,473 Views 18 Comments

Dublin City Council and Age Friendly Ireland have teamed up to try and improve the lives of Dublin’s elderly.

Lynch: 'We have to be careful about cases where we suspect suicide but there's no evidence'
# Suicide Prevention
# Suicide Prevention

Lynch: 'We have to be careful about cases where we suspect suicide but there's no evidence'

Sep 10th 2014, 10:05 AM 5,701 Views 21 Comments

Today is World Suicide Awareness Day.

# kathleen-lynch - Thursday 17 July, 2014

'Adding to chaos': Waiting times for nursing home funding double over three months
# Fair Deal Scheme
# Fair Deal Scheme

'Adding to chaos': Waiting times for nursing home funding double over three months

Jul 17th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,003 Views 8 Comments

The waiting time for funding increased from six to 12 weeks, while the number of people on the list rose by 500.

# kathleen-lynch - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn't care about them
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn't care about them

Jul 16th 2014, 7:30 PM 155 Views 66 Comments

The new Gaeltacht minister isn’t fluent in Irish and the de-prioritisation of older people’s issues has been rubber-stamped; whole sections of society are being disenfranchised.

# kathleen-lynch - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Kathleen Lynch says she still has responsibility for older people
# Social Care
# Social Care

Kathleen Lynch says she still has responsibility for older people

Jul 15th 2014, 10:01 PM 8,247 Views 11 Comments

It comes after concerns over a change in her title today.

# kathleen-lynch - Monday 30 June, 2014

Legislation being updated to help end 'epidemic levels' of domestic violence
# Refuges
# Refuges

Legislation being updated to help end 'epidemic levels' of domestic violence

Jun 30th 2014, 7:15 AM 6,786 Views 42 Comments

Speaking in the Dáil last week, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald said that certain laws need to be updated before Ireland can ratify the EU Convention on domestic violence.

# kathleen-lynch - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Clinicians brand mental health report as 'damning indictment' of minister's work
# PNA
# PNA

Clinicians brand mental health report as 'damning indictment' of minister's work

Jun 25th 2014, 9:51 PM 6,924 Views 4 Comments

The Psychiatric Nurses Association say that the government’s roadmap for improvements in the sector needs to be overhauled.

Free online tool offers help to teens and adults with depression
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Free online tool offers help to teens and adults with depression

Jun 25th 2014, 9:18 PM 11,564 Views 13 Comments

The tool offers immediate access to a lower-intensity intervention and is implemented through healthcare professionals.

# kathleen-lynch - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Minister denies resource issue in area where 13 patients have died by suicide
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Minister denies resource issue in area where 13 patients have died by suicide

Jun 22nd 2014, 8:25 PM 18,218 Views 43 Comments

Nine psychiatrists have withdrawn confidence in the clinical management of the mental health service in the Carlow-Kilkenny-South Tipperary.

# kathleen-lynch - Monday 26 May, 2014

Labour senator: I'm tired of being bullied by Gilmore's henchmen
# Mad As Hell
# Mad As Hell

Labour senator: I'm tired of being bullied by Gilmore's henchmen

May 26th 2014, 8:49 AM 15,710 Views 68 Comments

John Whelan has said the party’s leadership has become out-of-touch with voters and arrogant.

# kathleen-lynch - Friday 23 May, 2014

Psychiatric nurses reject Lynch comments, claim Galway unit 'anything but safe'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Psychiatric nurses reject Lynch comments, claim Galway unit 'anything but safe'

May 23rd 2014, 6:48 PM 9,992 Views 39 Comments

The HSA has been called in to examine the unit at UCHG after the death of a patient last week.

# kathleen-lynch - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Psychiatric patient dies in HSE care - Minister says services are 'being delivered safely'
# Review
# Review

Psychiatric patient dies in HSE care - Minister says services are 'being delivered safely'

May 22nd 2014, 8:16 PM 14,540 Views 25 Comments

Kathleen Lynch was responding to allegations from Fianna Fáil TD Colm Keaveney, who yesterday expressed alarm at the “rapid deterioration” of services at University Hospital Galway.

# kathleen-lynch - Monday 12 May, 2014

Calls to end electroshock therapy, it can be carried out on people "unwilling or unable" to consent
# Unwilling
# Unwilling

Calls to end electroshock therapy, it can be carried out on people "unwilling or unable" to consent

May 12th 2014, 10:44 AM 8,246 Views 67 Comments

In 2011, 25 out of 332 programmes of ECT were given to patients who were either unwilling or unable to give consent to the treatment.

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