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# health-minister - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Government plans to have almost 4 million people vaccinated by end of September, says Donnelly
# Vaccine Plan
# Vaccine Plan

Government plans to have almost 4 million people vaccinated by end of September, says Donnelly

Wed 5:11 PM 37,705 Views 84 Comments

Varadkar says between 50,000 and 55,000 people will be vaccinated this week.

# health-minister - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Health Minister says R number has dropped again to between 0.7 and 0.9
# R Number
# R Number

Health Minister says R number has dropped again to between 0.7 and 0.9

Updated Nov 4th 2020, 7:00 PM 35,974 Views 59 Comments

The minister said there has been a 40% fall in demand for testing in the past week.

# health-minister - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Publicans blast 'crazy' new rule requiring details of food orders to be kept for 28 days
# SUBSTANTIAL MEAL
# SUBSTANTIAL MEAL

Publicans blast 'crazy' new rule requiring details of food orders to be kept for 28 days

Updated Sep 3rd 2020, 7:55 PM 51,443 Views 141 Comments

One Fianna Fáil TD condemned the new rules as ‘authoritarian’.

# health-minister - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Focus until Christmas is on reopening society, protecting jobs and the most vulnerable, says minister
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Focus until Christmas is on reopening society, protecting jobs and the most vulnerable, says minister

Aug 26th 2020, 6:22 PM 34,149 Views 48 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has asked NPHET whether the Kildare lockdown can be lifted early.

# health-minister - Monday 17 August, 2020

Health Minister says there are no plans to extend the three-county restrictions further ahead of NPHET meeting
# Stephen Donnelly
# Stephen Donnelly

Health Minister says there are no plans to extend the three-county restrictions further ahead of NPHET meeting

Updated Aug 17th 2020, 11:00 AM 101,892 Views 63 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said that the number of people being treated for Covid-19 in hospital and in ICU doubled over the weekend.

# health-minister - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Health Minister: 'If the R-rate continues at 1.8 for three weeks, we could have 150 cases a day'
# Stephen Donnelly
# Stephen Donnelly

Health Minister: 'If the R-rate continues at 1.8 for three weeks, we could have 150 cases a day'

Jul 16th 2020, 9:27 AM 75,548 Views 152 Comments

Donnelly also said that from a disease perspective, gastro pubs are seen as restaurants.

# health-minister - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Zimbabwe health minister charged amid Covid-19 testing kit scandal
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Zimbabwe health minister charged amid Covid-19 testing kit scandal

Updated Jun 20th 2020, 6:17 PM 48,936 Views 2 Comments

Obadiah Moyo (66) was arrested last night following investigations brought by the country’s anti-graft commission.

# health-minister - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Simon Harris: 'Racism disgusts me, but protests that don't support social distancing are not possible'
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Simon Harris: 'Racism disgusts me, but protests that don't support social distancing are not possible'

Jun 2nd 2020, 9:57 PM 45,970 Views 79 Comments

The Heallth Minister said he understood the motivations of protesters and “would have been there with people in normal times”.

# health-minister - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Simon Harris says he's aware of the impact cocooning is having on over 70s
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Simon Harris says he's aware of the impact cocooning is having on over 70s

May 3rd 2020, 6:30 AM 19,565 Views 20 Comments

The Health Minister called the over-70 group a “resilient generation”.

# health-minister - Saturday 2 May, 2020

'It's not looking good': Foreign travel looking 'highly unlikely' this year, says Harris
# Holidays
# Holidays

'It's not looking good': Foreign travel looking 'highly unlikely' this year, says Harris

May 2nd 2020, 3:45 PM 229,767 Views 149 Comments

Government is to consider making it mandatory to self-isolate if you arrive in Ireland from abroad.

# health-minister - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Harris to smaller parties: 'Come on over, give us a hand, work with us through this pandemic'
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

Harris to smaller parties: 'Come on over, give us a hand, work with us through this pandemic'

Apr 26th 2020, 6:00 AM 22,504 Views 108 Comments

Talks on government formation are expected to ratchet up from this week.

# health-minister - Thursday 23 April, 2020

'What the f***?': Wales’s health minister heard swearing at colleague during virtual sitting
# Zoom
# Zoom

'What the f***?': Wales’s health minister heard swearing at colleague during virtual sitting

Apr 23rd 2020, 8:45 AM 28,609 Views 30 Comments

Vaughan Gething later apologised and said he was “obviously embarrassed”.

# health-minister - Monday 13 April, 2020

Harris: 'There's no magic point at the start of May where life as we know it before coronavirus can resume'
# Covid19
# Covid19

Harris: 'There's no magic point at the start of May where life as we know it before coronavirus can resume'

Apr 13th 2020, 4:39 PM 69,358 Views 111 Comments

Factors such as ICU capacity and the reproduction rate of the virus will determine how and when restrictions can be eased back.

# health-minister - Friday 10 April, 2020

Around 50 student radiographers who are helping battle Covid-19 ask Simon Harris to pay them
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Around 50 student radiographers who are helping battle Covid-19 ask Simon Harris to pay them

Apr 10th 2020, 6:10 AM 59,706 Views 72 Comments

Siptu’s Kevin Figgis says that “many” of these student radiographers are replacing existing staff who have to self-isolate.

# health-minister - Friday 13 March, 2020

People returning from Cheltenham without Covid-19 symptoms will not need to self-isolate, says Harris
# Racing
# Racing

People returning from Cheltenham without Covid-19 symptoms will not need to self-isolate, says Harris

Mar 13th 2020, 1:38 PM 38,652 Views 51 Comments

“We have followed our own government’s advice very closely indeed,” Ian Renton of the Cheltenham Festival said.

# health-minister - Thursday 13 February, 2020

European health ministers convene special meeting over coronavirus outbreak
# Crisis
# Crisis

European health ministers convene special meeting over coronavirus outbreak

Feb 13th 2020, 10:48 AM 9,611 Views 7 Comments

The death toll worldwide has reached more than 1,300 in recent days.

# health-minister - Thursday 2 January, 2020

'How dare you': Minister slams protesters who demonstrated outside the National Maternity Hospital
# Exclusion Zones
# Exclusion Zones

'How dare you': Minister slams protesters who demonstrated outside the National Maternity Hospital

Jan 2nd 2020, 5:24 PM 69,821 Views 189 Comments

Simon Harris said the protests held outside Holles Street yesterday were ‘sickening’.

# health-minister - Friday 27 December, 2019

There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter

Dec 27th 2019, 3:59 PM 9,041 Views 19 Comments

“200 more people a day tend an Emergency Department now than when I became Minister for Health,” Harris claimed today.

Over 100 people are expected to die of the flu this season
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Over 100 people are expected to die of the flu this season

Dec 27th 2019, 2:31 PM 24,410 Views 41 Comments

Half of those attending Emergency Departments have the flu or are presenting with flu-like symptoms.

# health-minister - Monday 9 December, 2019

'We're on to you': Harris says flavoured e-cigarettes target children and he wants them banned
# Vaping
# Vaping

'We're on to you': Harris says flavoured e-cigarettes target children and he wants them banned

Dec 9th 2019, 5:41 PM 12,137 Views 54 Comments

Some vaping packaging is trying to make it attractive to children, according to the health minister.

Simon Harris says former TD Dara Murphy should pay back some of his expenses
# Expenses
# Expenses

Simon Harris says former TD Dara Murphy should pay back some of his expenses

Dec 9th 2019, 3:05 PM 16,972 Views 40 Comments

Questions still hang over who will carry out the review into Murphy’s expense claims.

# health-minister - Monday 26 August, 2019

Private patients should not be treated in public hospitals, report finds
# Future Health System
# Future Health System

Private patients should not be treated in public hospitals, report finds

Aug 26th 2019, 11:47 AM 34,807 Views 108 Comments

A new report says all new consultants should move to a contract that will end private clinics in public hospitals.

# health-minister - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Minister to launch HPV vaccine for boys next week
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Minister to launch HPV vaccine for boys next week

Aug 21st 2019, 6:15 AM 7,687 Views 31 Comments

The vaccination programme was rolled out to teenage girls in 2010, but the government committed to making it available to boys in secondary school from September.

# health-minister - Friday 28 June, 2019

New HSE board meets for the first time
# Oversight
# Oversight

New HSE board meets for the first time

Jun 28th 2019, 3:01 PM 12,394 Views 16 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris announced earlier this year that he would re-establish a board to oversee the HSE.

# health-minister - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Harris had 'good' meeting with Bord na Móna about it growing Ireland's medicinal cannabis supply
# Growing Our Own
# Growing Our Own

Harris had 'good' meeting with Bord na Móna about it growing Ireland's medicinal cannabis supply

Jun 27th 2019, 6:20 AM 14,023 Views 43 Comments

Yesterday, Simon Harris signed the law establishing Ireland’s first medicinal cannabis access scheme,

# health-minister - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Simon Harris says there will be a review of Waterford mortuary
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Simon Harris says there will be a review of Waterford mortuary

May 8th 2019, 10:45 PM 10,571 Views 36 Comments

He said he would consider who would carry out the review over the next few days.

# health-minister - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Simon Harris says Ireland may own its own medicinal cannabis supply in the future
# Cannabis Eire
# Cannabis Eire

Simon Harris says Ireland may own its own medicinal cannabis supply in the future

May 7th 2019, 6:15 AM 18,286 Views 46 Comments

The legislation to underpin the medicinal cannabis scheme is due to be signed off on in the coming weeks.

# health-minister - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Simon Harris stands over his decision to offer repeat smear tests, despite being warned about delays
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Simon Harris stands over his decision to offer repeat smear tests, despite being warned about delays

Updated Apr 10th 2019, 6:27 PM 17,496 Views 49 Comments

The Health Minister staunchly defended his decision to offer free repeat smears last year.

# health-minister - Thursday 4 April, 2019

'Patients at risk': Nurses ask health committee to investigate overcrowding at Limerick hospital
# Uhl
# Uhl

'Patients at risk': Nurses ask health committee to investigate overcrowding at Limerick hospital

Apr 4th 2019, 12:48 PM 7,695 Views 12 Comments

The letter states the hospital is in a ‘constant state of overcrowding’.

# health-minister - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

'Momentous achievement': Campaigners welcome confirmation of government medicinal cannabis supplier
# Cannabis In Ireland
# Cannabis In Ireland

'Momentous achievement': Campaigners welcome confirmation of government medicinal cannabis supplier

Apr 2nd 2019, 6:10 AM 14,545 Views 12 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris will bring proposals about the cannabis access programme to Cabinet next month.

# health-minister - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Harris concerned over 'spike' in presentations to sexual assault treatment units during Freshers' week
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

Harris concerned over 'spike' in presentations to sexual assault treatment units during Freshers' week

Mar 28th 2019, 4:02 PM 10,647 Views 25 Comments

Simon Harris says presentations to sexual assault treatment units are increasing.

# health-minister - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Simon Harris survives motion of no confidence, as Fianna Fáil abstains
# Spiralling Costs
# Spiralling Costs

Simon Harris survives motion of no confidence, as Fianna Fáil abstains

Updated Feb 20th 2019, 7:15 PM 49,878 Views 209 Comments

The Sinn Féin motion was tabled in response to the controversy surrounding the increasing costs of constructing the National Children’s Hospital.

# health-minister - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Poll: Should the Dáil vote for confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris?

Poll: Should the Dáil vote for confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris?

Feb 19th 2019, 10:21 AM 40,657 Views 131 Comments

Fianna Fáil TDs have reportedly been urged by the party whip to attend the vote tomorrow evening.

# health-minister - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

New children's hospital memos show costs were on the up from summer 2017
# Health Crises
# Health Crises

New children's hospital memos show costs were on the up from summer 2017

Feb 13th 2019, 6:15 AM 13,303 Views 61 Comments

The new children’s hospital is currently estimated to cost €1.7 billion.

# health-minister - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

'I sincerely apologise': Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children's hospital costs
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

'I sincerely apologise': Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children's hospital costs

Updated Feb 12th 2019, 2:56 PM 27,695 Views 157 Comments

Harris is facing a motion of no confidence from Sinn Féin next week.

# health-minister - Monday 11 February, 2019

Harris says protest outside his family home was 'plain and simple intimidation'
# Greystones
# Greystones

Harris says protest outside his family home was 'plain and simple intimidation'

Feb 11th 2019, 7:34 PM 38,581 Views 205 Comments

A group of protesters gathered outside Harris’ home in Co Wicklow yesterday afternoon.

# health-minister - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

HSE initiates legal proceedings over 'fake' MyOptions unplanned pregnancy website
# Myoptions.ie
# Myoptions.ie

HSE initiates legal proceedings over 'fake' MyOptions unplanned pregnancy website

Feb 6th 2019, 2:50 PM 9,744 Views 0 Comments

The health minister said the idea that people would set up a ‘fake’ website is ‘despicable’.

# health-minister - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Counsellor registration board to be announced, bringing 'rogue' unplanned pregnancy agency regulations one step closer
# Abortion Services
# Abortion Services

Counsellor registration board to be announced, bringing 'rogue' unplanned pregnancy agency regulations one step closer

Feb 2nd 2019, 6:30 AM 9,394 Views 21 Comments

It could be a number of years before these ‘counsellors’ are outlawed.

# health-minister - Friday 1 February, 2019

Children's hospital review stops short of 'assigning blame' but Harris says people will be held to account
# Rising Costs
# Rising Costs

Children's hospital review stops short of 'assigning blame' but Harris says people will be held to account

Updated Feb 1st 2019, 7:18 PM 20,665 Views 108 Comments

A review into the rising costs of the new children’s hospital will not assign any blame to individuals.

'Grotesque and reprehensible': Harris 'extraordinarily concerned' over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion
# Investigation
# Investigation

'Grotesque and reprehensible': Harris 'extraordinarily concerned' over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion

Feb 1st 2019, 12:57 PM 18,928 Views 52 Comments

A number of investigations are under way into the allegations, which were first reported by TheJournal.ie yesterday.

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