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#Oireachtas Health Committee

# oireachtas-health-committee - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

No-deal Brexit fears: Health chiefs say enough medicines stockpiled to last till New Year

The HPRA will state that no major supply concerns have been identified to date.

# oireachtas-health-committee - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

'Father Ted territory': Harris says he was unaware of the NCH cost implications before last year's Budget

Harris maintained his claim that he was not aware of the project’s rising costs until August 2018.

# oireachtas-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

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

# oireachtas-health-committee - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

'I find it extraordinarily distasteful': Proposed amendment requiring post-abortion burials voted down

The committee has been considering changes to the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Bill 2018 this week.

# oireachtas-health-committee - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Cervical Check scandal: Acting HSE boss says sorry for 'confusion and alarm' Communication Breakdown This post contains videos

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

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

# oireachtas-health-committee - 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.

# oireachtas-health-committee - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

'Psychiatrist should not have used HSE headed paper to contact TDs about retaining the Eighth Amendment'

Chief Executive Tony O’Brien said the HSE must stay neutral in referenda and elections.

# oireachtas-health-committee - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Harris plans to "dismantle" HSE and replace it with "much leaner" health agency

The Minister for Health outlined his “vision” for the future of Irish healthcare at a Dáil committee this morning.

# oireachtas-health-committee - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Who should investigate the Positive Action controversy? These two TDs can't agree

Two Oireachtas Committees are at odds over which one should probe spending at the Hepatitis C support group.

# oireachtas-health-committee - Friday 7 March, 2014

Up to 560 suicides linked to the recession

That’s according to a report on suicide prevention that will be presented to the Dáil committee next week.

# oireachtas-health-committee - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Column: The tobacco industry promotes a killer product – we should limit all interactions with it

More and more countries are attempting to introduce anti-smoking laws – and the multi-billion euro tobacco industry is responding by launching long, cripplingly expensive legal challenges. Ireland should not let itself by bullied, writes Senator John Crown.

# oireachtas-health-committee - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

HSE will need nearly €200 million extra for this year

Separately, Ministers did not discuss the HSE’s service plan for 2014 at Cabinet today.

# oireachtas-health-committee - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Over two-thirds in poll support plain cigarette packaging

The Minister for Health, James Reilly, introduces the plain packaging bill at the Oireachtas Health Committee today.

# oireachtas-health-committee - Thursday 17 October, 2013

HSE promises to be “very public” in its progress on Savita report

The executive said that the team looking at Hiqa’s recommendations will report “on a very frequent basis” but that at present “it’s very early days”.

# oireachtas-health-committee - Thursday 13 June, 2013

These are the main changes to the abortion legislation

We bring you through the main changes to the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, published early this morning.

# oireachtas-health-committee - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

'Misleading' to say abortion does or does not help suicidal women

A New Zealand based psychologist, whose work has been quoted extensively by pro-life groups, has raised issues with the definitive conclusions those groups have drawn from his work.

# oireachtas-health-committee - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Cabinet expected to approve draft abortion legislation today

Coalition partners Fine Gael and Labour are due to set out conditions under which abortions can be legally carried out in Ireland.

# oireachtas-health-committee - Friday 21 December, 2012

Committee hopes to report to government on X Case law by end of January

The Oireachtas Health Committee will hold three days of public hearings in January with its chairman Jerry Buttimer urging that there be a “respectful and tolerant” debate.

# oireachtas-health-committee - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Health insurers call for levy to be scrapped for children's policies

Representatives from all four health insurers told an Oireachtas committee it could help to save a struggling industry.

# oireachtas-health-committee - Thursday 26 July, 2012

111,000 pupils miss more than 20 school days a year

The Oireachtas health committee heard pupil absence details yesterday, and was told that 158 pupils were expelled in the 2009-2010 year.

Fine Gael TD slams Fianna Fáil counterpart for committee no-show….

… but was he supposed to be there?

# oireachtas-health-committee - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Children's Minister to appear before Oireachtas health committee

Frances Fitzgerald’s appearance before the the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children comes in the aftermath of the damning report on the deaths of children in care between 2000 and 2010.

# oireachtas-health-committee - Friday 2 March, 2012

HSE hopes to clear over 31,000 medical card applications backlog by May

The announcement came on foot of a visit to the HSE’s centralised medical card processing office by the Oireachtas Health Committee today.