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'A distraction that shouldn't have happened': Labour slams MEP over Gilmore 'quit' call
# Unhappy Gilmore
# Unhappy Gilmore

'A distraction that shouldn't have happened': Labour slams MEP over Gilmore 'quit' call

Apr 28th 2014, 11:10 AM 6,978 Views 39 Comments

Party members have been delivering a united message this morning, criticising Phil Prendergast for not ‘holding her nerve’ amid bad poll results.

Quinn: I’d see Frank Flannery walking with Fine Gael advisors before Cabinet meetings
# Rehab
# Rehab

Quinn: I’d see Frank Flannery walking with Fine Gael advisors before Cabinet meetings

Mar 10th 2014, 12:45 PM 13,040 Views 55 Comments

Meanwhile, junior minister Kathleen Lynch has said it is her personal opinion that Flannery’s position is not tenable.

Deal reached on 10 bed unit for CF patients in Cork University Hospital
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

Deal reached on 10 bed unit for CF patients in Cork University Hospital

Mar 4th 2014, 7:02 PM 6,443 Views 7 Comments

There had been a row over how many beds would be secured, but the original plan can now go ahead, said Minister Kathleen Lynch.

Minister admits health plans 'not very detailed' and 'there are still difficulties'
# Universal Health Insurance
# Universal Health Insurance

Minister admits health plans 'not very detailed' and 'there are still difficulties'

Feb 19th 2014, 10:20 AM 4,200 Views 8 Comments

Kathleen Lynch has said that there are difficulties around the cost of universal helath insurance but denied being kept in the dark on the matter.

HSE and GAA join forces to offer 'practical ways' to deal with stress
# Stress
# Stress

HSE and GAA join forces to offer 'practical ways' to deal with stress

Jan 6th 2014, 6:45 AM 9,202 Views 6 Comments

Organisers say it is Ireland’s first sport and health partnership to help combat stress in the local community.

TD wants new probe into the use of second-hand braces at Galway dental unit
# Braces
# Braces

TD wants new probe into the use of second-hand braces at Galway dental unit

Dec 18th 2013, 4:50 PM 11,546 Views 32 Comments

A dentist working in Merlin Park Hospital in Galway provided braces that had been removed from children there to a private dental practice.

'That's not what I do': Kathleen Lynch says she never threatened to resign
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'That's not what I do': Kathleen Lynch says she never threatened to resign

Dec 18th 2013, 10:34 AM 4,454 Views 24 Comments

“Fantasy” is how the Minister of State described claims she threatened to resign over mental health funding.

Bethany Home survivors say Lynch should 'consult a mirror' on facts
# Bethany Home
# Bethany Home

Bethany Home survivors say Lynch should 'consult a mirror' on facts

Dec 13th 2013, 10:35 AM 4,407 Views 6 Comments

The Dáil debated the lack of redress for the survivors this week.

Minister: Decision to allow HSE boss keep his top-up must be seen in wider context
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

Minister: Decision to allow HSE boss keep his top-up must be seen in wider context

Dec 10th 2013, 7:01 PM 9,495 Views 69 Comments

Tony O’Brien was granted a €26,000 top-up in 2006 that was not approved by the Department of Health.

'No comment to make' on reports Kathleen Lynch threatened to resign
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'No comment to make' on reports Kathleen Lynch threatened to resign

Dec 9th 2013, 12:14 PM 11,435 Views 21 Comments

The junior health minister was reported in yesterday’s Sunday Business Post to have threatened to quit the government at a meeting over a fortnight ago.

Labour conference hears call for Gilmore to resign over disability cuts
# Labour Conference
# Labour Conference

Labour conference hears call for Gilmore to resign over disability cuts

Nov 30th 2013, 10:31 AM 7,663 Views 86 Comments

A motion on disability cuts has sparked a call for the Tánaiste to resign at the Labour Party conference in Killarney this morning.

'Desperate people are being sucked into this': Controversial property trust criticised
# Freemen On The Land
# Freemen On The Land

'Desperate people are being sucked into this': Controversial property trust criticised

Nov 27th 2013, 1:38 PM 15,443 Views 66 Comments

The Dáil has heard that there have been over 500 applications to the State property registration body for the acknowledgement of ‘freeman on the land’.

Reilly on health cuts: 'This does entail more heavy lifting for people'
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Reilly on health cuts: 'This does entail more heavy lifting for people'

Oct 15th 2013, 5:54 PM 5,100 Views 19 Comments

How €113 million will be saved in ‘medical card probity’ was a key issue at today’s health budget briefing.

From overhanging trees to pensions: Why the Oireachtas petitions committee is important
# Column
# Column

From overhanging trees to pensions: Why the Oireachtas petitions committee is important

Oct 10th 2013, 10:30 AM 52 Views 14 Comments

For the first time in the 93-year history of the Oireachtas, citizens now have a direct route to influence the parliamentary agenda through the Petitions Committee, writes its chairman Pádraig Mac Lochlainn.

Minister suggests 'Florence Nightingale campaign' to tackle hand hygiene in hospitals
# Wash Your Hands
# Wash Your Hands

Minister suggests 'Florence Nightingale campaign' to tackle hand hygiene in hospitals

Sep 18th 2013, 4:41 PM 5,740 Views 26 Comments

Kathleen Lynch said it was “incredible” that hospital staff had to be told to wash their hands.

Kathleen Lynch on 'not thinking like Labour', next coalition partner and James Reilly
# Labour Party
# Labour Party

Kathleen Lynch on 'not thinking like Labour', next coalition partner and James Reilly

Sep 8th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,604 Views 25 Comments

The Minister of State admitted she doesn’t think like other Labour Party members.

Suicides in Ireland are not "out of hand" - Minister Lynch
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Suicides in Ireland are not "out of hand" - Minister Lynch

Sep 7th 2013, 7:46 AM 7,307 Views 71 Comments

The junior minister also disagreed with the Limerick coroner who said recording the level of suicides “doesn’t serve anyone”.

Enda Kenny was 'really upset' over 'flaming red hair' comment - Lynch
# Sexism
# Sexism

Enda Kenny was 'really upset' over 'flaming red hair' comment - Lynch

Sep 6th 2013, 8:00 PM 19,727 Views 17 Comments

The junior minister said she does not believe Leinster House is a sexist place to work.

Poll: Should the government ease up on austerity in this budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government ease up on austerity in this budget?

Sep 6th 2013, 10:09 AM 8,398 Views 155 Comments

The Labour Party wants to see just €2 billion in cuts in the next budget but economists have said we must stick to the plan. What do you think?

Lynch: Labour wants €2bn worth of budget cuts instead of proposed €3.1bn
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Lynch: Labour wants €2bn worth of budget cuts instead of proposed €3.1bn

Sep 6th 2013, 6:50 AM 4,186 Views 29 Comments

Minister for State Kathleen Lynch said she has yet to discuss this with coalition partners Fine Gael.

Irish Times incorrect abortion story ‘appalling and scandalous’ – Minister Lynch
# Paper Of Record
# Paper Of Record

Irish Times incorrect abortion story ‘appalling and scandalous’ – Minister Lynch

Sep 5th 2013, 10:59 PM 14,861 Views 33 Comments

“There are certain things that we don’t have a right to know and this was one of them,” said Minister of State Kathleen Lynch.

Suicide rate amongst young people in Ireland fourth highest in EU
# Suicide Report
# Suicide Report

Suicide rate amongst young people in Ireland fourth highest in EU

Sep 5th 2013, 5:32 PM 19,698 Views 53 Comments

Young men aged 20-24 are most at risk. 42 per cent of those who took their own lives in 2010 – the latest year covered by CSO stats – were aged under 40.

Disability Federation of Ireland hits out at Lynch letter to parents
# Disability Services
# Disability Services

Disability Federation of Ireland hits out at Lynch letter to parents

Aug 19th 2013, 8:45 PM 5,900 Views 23 Comments

A letter sent to parents in Galway says that some school leavers with intellectual disabilities will be offered places that will not “fully address requirements”.

Here Is What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here Is What Happened Today: Tuesday

Aug 6th 2013, 10:33 PM 10,972 Views 0 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the end of the Dublin Bus strike, the court ruling against Seán Quinn and family and a tragedy in Canada in which two children were killed by an escaped snake.

Minister Kathleen Lynch discharged from hospital
# CUH
# CUH

Minister Kathleen Lynch discharged from hospital

Aug 6th 2013, 9:15 PM 9,737 Views 43 Comments

The junior minister will continue her recovery from a bout of blood poisoning at home after being discharged from hospital in Cork.

Here Is What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here Is What Happened Today: Wednesday

Jul 31st 2013, 10:00 PM 16,220 Views 28 Comments

Everybody’s talking about Pat Kenny leaving RTÉ, a newly-published chapter from the Mahon report and a man jailed for the manslaughter of Melanie McCarthy McNamara.

Junior Minister Kathleen Lynch admitted to hospital
# Ill
# Ill

Junior Minister Kathleen Lynch admitted to hospital

Jul 31st 2013, 9:55 PM 29,350 Views 76 Comments

Minister Lynch was visiting Letterkenny General Hospital when she took ill earlier today.

Most perpetrators of elder abuse are sons and daughters
# Abuse
# Abuse

Most perpetrators of elder abuse are sons and daughters

Jul 25th 2013, 11:34 AM 7,860 Views 32 Comments

Two-thirds of victims are female, while there is a higher abuse rate among the over 80s.

Minister said Bethany Home must be included in redress scheme... in 2010
# Kathleen Lynch
# Kathleen Lynch

Minister said Bethany Home must be included in redress scheme... in 2010

Jul 24th 2013, 9:52 PM 4,164 Views 21 Comments

Three years ago Kathleen Lynch said the government’s refusal to include the Bethany Home in a redress scgeme was a “running sore”. Yesterday she said the government’s decision to refuse redress was an “appropriate one”.

The ‘defacto detained’: How voluntary patients can be held without review
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

The ‘defacto detained’: How voluntary patients can be held without review

Jul 23rd 2013, 9:34 PM 34,119 Views 86 Comments

Under the current Mental Health Act, while involuntary patients are entitled to a have their detention reviewed by a mental health tribunal, voluntary patients are not afforded the same rights.

Plans to means-test care are 'an attack on elderly and disabled'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Plans to means-test care are 'an attack on elderly and disabled'

Jul 14th 2013, 1:49 PM 6,084 Views 39 Comments

Plans reported on the frontpage of the Sunday Business Post have drawn criticism from Sinn Féin today.

'You've done nothing': Calls for junior minister Kathleen Lynch to resign
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'You've done nothing': Calls for junior minister Kathleen Lynch to resign

Jun 15th 2013, 8:15 AM 15,463 Views 42 Comments

The Psychiatric Nurses Association of Ireland said they asked the TD to make the Rosommon psychiatry unit safe.

Ireland 9th in the EU for gender equality at work, but only 19th for power
# Gender Equality
# Gender Equality

Ireland 9th in the EU for gender equality at work, but only 19th for power

Jun 14th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,705 Views 23 Comments

When it comes to health, Ireland took the top spot in the EU.

Watchdog to inspect disability centres for the first time
# Scrutiny
# Scrutiny

Watchdog to inspect disability centres for the first time

May 14th 2013, 3:07 PM 3,351 Views 6 Comments

There are around 9,500 people living in residential centres around the country – and this is the first time the centres will be subject to independent scrutiny.

Two years' service means ministers now guaranteed to receive pensions
# Pensions
# Pensions

Two years' service means ministers now guaranteed to receive pensions

Mar 9th 2013, 8:00 AM 13,374 Views 121 Comments

The government was appointed two years ago today – meaning senior ministers now have enough service for a pension.

Reilly gets stuck in lift at opening of mental health facility
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Reilly gets stuck in lift at opening of mental health facility

Feb 28th 2013, 7:35 PM 24,598 Views 115 Comments

The Health Minister was stuck in the lift with staff, press photographers and Minister Kathleen Lynch for at least 10 minutes earlier today.

'Every other option was illegal' - Minister defends disability payments cut
# Health
# Health

'Every other option was illegal' - Minister defends disability payments cut

Feb 27th 2013, 9:32 AM 6,440 Views 87 Comments

Junior health minister Kathleen Lynch could provide no guarantees as to what will happen to the payments to those in receipt of the Mobility Allowance when it is axed in four months time.

National guidelines on mental health in secondary schools published
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

National guidelines on mental health in secondary schools published

Jan 31st 2013, 11:09 AM 4,159 Views 5 Comments

The guidelines provide information to schools on how to address mental health promotion and suicide prevention.