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#Simon Harris

# simon-harris - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Dr Peter Boylan appointed to assist HSE as it prepares to provide abortion services

Dr Boylan was an active repeal activist during the recent referendum campaign.

# simon-harris - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Cost of rolling out abortion services in Ireland will be 'significant', says Harris

The abortion legislation will be introduced in the Dáil next week

Giving women free access to the pill will require a change in the law

As part of this year’s budget talks, the minister plans to increase the availability of free condoms.

# simon-harris - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

'A cynical political attack': Ministers hit out at questioning over €317,000 President's allowance

Questions surrounding the payment were raised at the Public Accounts Committee yesterday.

# simon-harris - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Cancer warning labels on alcohol products will not be ditched from Public Health Alcohol Bill

There were reports that warnings on alcohol products linking excessive consumption to fatal cancers were to be removed.

# simon-harris - Monday 24 September, 2018

Decision to not include cancer warnings on alcohol products an 'insult to those who have suffered from cancer'

Senator Frances Black was reacting to the news that cancer warning labels are expected to be dropped from the Alcohol Bill.

# simon-harris - Friday 21 September, 2018

Irish Cancer Society urges minister not to drop proposed cancer warning labels on alcohol products

Political parties are under pressure to weaken some aspects of the legislation.

# simon-harris - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

HPV test won't be rolled out until next year

The test was previously expected to be introduced this autumn.

# simon-harris - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Parents urged to ask medical professionals about HPV vaccine instead of relying on 'misinformation'

The HSE launched a vaccine information campaign today, confirming two in three women are now being inoculated against the HPV virus.

New chairperson for HSE board as it prioritises 'building public trust and confidence'

The new board of the HSE will be accountable to the minister, the department of health said.

Irish professor's research finds failure rate of some vaginal mesh treatments 'unacceptably high'

The use of these devices has been suspended in Ireland pending the results of a review by the Chief Medical Officer.

# simon-harris - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Mental health patients to be re-examined due to emergency legislation to address 'unconstitutional' law

A total of 124 patients who have been involuntarily detained will have to be ex-examined by their consultant psychiatrists.

# simon-harris - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Scally 'satisfied' with quality of testing in CervicalCheck labs

He also said how the families of the women affected were eventually told about the audit was “damaging, hurtful and offensive”.

# simon-harris - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'I woke up to a whitewash': Vicky Phelan hits out at leaking of CervicalCheck review

“Information continues to be withheld from women and I will continue to fight back.”

'Heartbroken at the disrespect shown': Criticism after leak of Cervical Check review

The review has concluded a commission of investigation does not need to be established.

# simon-harris - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Fianna Fáil criticises Government after 92-year-old woman spends 25 hours on hospital chair

Gladys Cummins was in the geriatric ward of the Mater Hospital for over a day.

# simon-harris - Friday 7 September, 2018

Supreme Court decides not to hear challenge to 8th referendum vote, paving way for abortion legislation

The challenge was taken by a woman who complained about irregularities in voter numbers during the vote.

# simon-harris - Thursday 6 September, 2018

High Court quashes Harris's call for inquiry at National Maternity Hospital following patient death

Mr Justice Charles Meenan said it was irrational and unreasonable for the minister to direct such an investigation.

# simon-harris - Monday 3 September, 2018

'It's one less thing to worry about': HSE grants free GP service to 14,000 carers

The service applies to anyone who received carer’s allowance or carer’s benefit, but who do not hold a medical card.

# simon-harris - Saturday 1 September, 2018

'We always turn up and we always will': Ireland's frontline workers are getting their own day of recognition

National Services Day will take place annually on the first Saturday in September.

# simon-harris - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Calls to move Presidential Inauguration date as it will clash with Armistice Day memorial

Labour and Sinn Féin said the date should be changed.

# simon-harris - Friday 10 August, 2018

'It's a disgrace': Brother Kevin blasts moving homeless out of Dublin for Pope visit

The founder of the Capuchin Day Centre says Pope Francis would be entirely against homeless being moved out of the capital.

# simon-harris - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Patients to be told how long they'll spend on a waiting list under new 'guarantee' scheme

The waiting list guarantee policy will kick in next year.

Simon Harris: Women from North will be allowed access to abortion services in Republic

The Abortion Rights Campaign has said the announcement, while welcome, is not a solution to the abortion issue in Northern Ireland.

Minister on bishop's comments: 'Contraception is fact of life now for women'

Mary Mitchell O’Conner said she agreed with the health minister that religion should not determine health and social policy in Ireland.

# simon-harris - Sunday 5 August, 2018

'Please just make it stop!': Simon Harris hits back at Bishop over contraception comments

The Health Minister said that religion will not determine health and social policy in Ireland any more.

# simon-harris - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Ruth Morrissey's situation 'more hopeful' as doctors plan course of radical radiotherapy

Ruth Morrissey has been told her cancer will progress to terminal within a year.

# simon-harris - Monday 30 July, 2018

Taoiseach says he 'should have been clearer' over CervicalCheck court comments

Varadkar promised in May that pending cases over the ongoing scandal would be be dealt with through mediation.

# simon-harris - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Ireland to pause use of transvaginal mesh after 'understandable public anxiety'

Thousands of women across the world have suffered complications after having a vaginal mesh device implanted.

# simon-harris - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding

The Irish Medical Organisation has said that additional resources are needed immediately.

From The Daily Edge Simon Harris announced his wife is pregnant and chose an interesting book cover to share the news Congratulations

Simon Harris announced his wife is pregnant and chose an interesting book cover to share the news

Beyoncé had a flower wall and Simon had a sperm book.

# simon-harris - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Woman who led Temple Bar's 1990s revival chosen to lead Irish healthcare's transformation

Laura Magahy has led some other major Irish projects over the years.

# simon-harris - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Harris agrees to fund patient advocacy service after Vicky Phelan calls for new support group

The minister said the government is ‘directly interacting’ with people who have been affected by the CervicalCheck scandal.

# simon-harris - Sunday 8 July, 2018

HSE tells doctors they must inform women of 'longterm pain' risk before vaginal mesh operations

The notification was issued immediately after a meeting between Minister for Health Simon Harris and women who were affected by vaginal mesh complications.

# simon-harris - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Wrong site surgery and patient death: Harris wants to make open disclosure mandatory in serious cases

The country’s open disclosure policy was put back into the spotlight in the wake of the CervicalCheck controversy.

# simon-harris - Saturday 16 June, 2018

'New Zealand option' may provide resolution to stand-off between Harris and GPs

Doctors in NZ who conscientiously object to abortion must inform patients that services are available elsewhere.

# simon-harris - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Abortion legislation won't be brought to the Dáil until the autumn

Simon Harris says that a number of court challenges are delaying the process.

# simon-harris - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Harris: 'Absolutely pathetic' that unsearchable documents were provided to scoping probe

The Scally probe has been provided with unsearchable and hard to read documents.

Poll: Should conscientiously objecting GPs be compelled to refer for abortions? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should conscientiously objecting GPs be compelled to refer for abortions?

85% of the country’s GPs do not believe that abortion should be part of routine general practice, according to the NAGP.

Minister to draft emergency legislation after court finds part of mental health law is unconstitutional

Under the current law, patients can be detained under renewal orders for periods not exceeding six and 12 months.