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'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 28,630 Views 30 Comments

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

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 69,386 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.

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 59,914 Views 71 Comments

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

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 38,746 Views 51 Comments

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

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 9,634 Views 7 Comments

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

'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 69,976 Views 189 Comments

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

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 9,124 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 24,792 Views 41 Comments

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

'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 12,823 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 17,014 Views 40 Comments

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

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 35,329 Views 108 Comments

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

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 7,711 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.

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

New HSE board meets for the first time

Jun 28th 2019, 3:01 PM 12,423 Views 16 Comments

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

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 14,114 Views 43 Comments

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

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 10,595 Views 36 Comments

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

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 18,377 Views 46 Comments

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

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 17,521 Views 49 Comments

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

'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 7,724 Views 12 Comments

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

'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 14,582 Views 12 Comments

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

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 10,698 Views 25 Comments

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

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 49,979 Views 208 Comments

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

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 40,677 Views 132 Comments

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

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 13,353 Views 61 Comments

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

'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 27,753 Views 157 Comments

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

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 38,730 Views 205 Comments

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

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 9,781 Views 0 Comments

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

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 9,450 Views 21 Comments

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

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 20,692 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 18,959 Views 52 Comments

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

Harris lobbied by pharmacists' group and pharma company on free contraception
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Harris lobbied by pharmacists' group and pharma company on free contraception

Jan 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 17,735 Views 44 Comments

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment recommended free contraception for all women.

Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU

Dec 7th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,979 Views 45 Comments

There has been an increase in HPV uptake rates to 65% in 2018.

Safe zone law around GP clinics offering abortions will prohibit photos being taken of women
# Exclusion Zones
# Exclusion Zones

Safe zone law around GP clinics offering abortions will prohibit photos being taken of women

Dec 1st 2018, 7:15 AM 9,965 Views 33 Comments

Graphic posters were unfurled outside the Rotunda Hospital this summer were described by the minister as “despicable”.

'They demanded her head on a plate': Harris says Fitzgerald deserves an apology from opposition leaders
# All Apologies
# All Apologies

'They demanded her head on a plate': Harris says Fitzgerald deserves an apology from opposition leaders

Oct 12th 2018, 12:18 PM 18,338 Views 94 Comments

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have defended their actions of calling for the former Tánaiste’s resignation.

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

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

Updated Sep 27th 2018, 4:00 PM 21,817 Views 107 Comments

The abortion legislation will be introduced in the Dáil next week

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

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

Jul 5th 2018, 6:30 AM 12,038 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Jun 14th 2018, 4:40 PM 12,481 Views 70 Comments

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

CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately
# Cash Up Front
# Cash Up Front

CervicalCheck interim report says €2k payment should be given to women affected immediately

Jun 12th 2018, 1:17 PM 17,981 Views 66 Comments

Today’s interim report has recommended that women should not encounter any financial obstacles while participating in investigations.

'Women in crisis pregnancy have been told take the boat... today we tell them: take our hand'
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

'Women in crisis pregnancy have been told take the boat... today we tell them: take our hand'

May 26th 2018, 12:53 PM 18,803 Views 71 Comments

Leading political figures have reacted to what appears to be an overwhelming Yes vote.

US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

US laboratory wanted confidentiality clause in Vicky Phelan case

May 8th 2018, 5:45 PM 32,294 Views 47 Comments

A UK expert will lead the inquiry into the CervicalCheck controversy.

Explainer: What is open disclosure, and where does it fit in the smear test scandal?
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

Explainer: What is open disclosure, and where does it fit in the smear test scandal?

May 1st 2018, 5:10 PM 10,699 Views 21 Comments

What are the obligations to tell a patient when a mistake has been made in their healthcare?