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# Kathleen Lynch

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'A distraction that shouldn't have happened': Labour slams MEP over Gilmore 'quit' call
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
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
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'
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
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
The Minister of State admitted she doesn’t think like other Labour Party members.
Suicides in Ireland are not "out of hand" - Minister Lynch
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
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?
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
Minister Lynch was visiting Letterkenny General Hospital when she took ill earlier today.
Most perpetrators of elder abuse are sons and daughters
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
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
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'
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
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
When it comes to health, Ireland took the top spot in the EU.
Watchdog to inspect disability centres for the first time
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
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
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
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
The guidelines provide information to schools on how to address mental health promotion and suicide prevention.