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# simon-harris - Saturday 29 February, 2020

From The42 The minister, coronavirus and the IRFU: It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it Viral News

The minister, coronavirus and the IRFU: It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it

The IRFU found themselves at the end of communication breakdown from government this week.

# simon-harris - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

IRFU boss says government should issue them with 'directive' on whether to cancel Italy match

Health Minister Simon Harris is meeting with the IRFU this afternoon.

'We can't ban travel': Health Minister rules out screening for Covid-19 at Irish airports

In recent days, an increased number of cases of Covid-19 have been identified on mainland Europe.

# simon-harris - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Harris to meet with IRFU after Dept says Ireland - Italy Six Nations game shouldn't go ahead

Sports minister Shane Ross said he backed the government’s recommendation.

Coronavirus spreads to southern Italy as Switzerland, Austria and Croatia report cases

Here at home the National Public Health Emergency Team is meeting to monitor the situation and advance preparedness plans.

Broadcaster Keelin Shanley honoured during rare diseases event at Dublin's Mansion House

Keelin’s husband Conor was in attendance while Health Minister Simon Harris also paid tribute.

# simon-harris - Monday 24 February, 2020

'I thought I was crazy': Patients with rare diseases urge next government to deliver on supports

Around 6% of the population in Ireland is living with a rare disease such as PKU and cystic fibrosis.

Coronavirus: Advice about Ireland v Italy Six Nations game and other public events to be reviewed today, says Harris

The Department of Health will review its advice in relation to mass gatherings today.

# simon-harris - Thursday 13 February, 2020

European health ministers convene special meeting over coronavirus outbreak

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

# simon-harris - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Fine Gael promises to cap hospital parking at €10 per day, SF says fees should be scrapped altogether

Public hospitals earned just over €11.7 million from car parking fees last year.

# simon-harris - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

FactCheck: Are there 1,000 more GPs in Ireland than five years ago?

Minister Regina Doherty made the claim during a recent interview.

# simon-harris - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Anti-abortion protests at hospitals: How have other countries handled them and what's the way forward here?

The problem with drawing up legislation on exclusion zones is that there are competing rights involved, writes lecturer in constitutional law Dr Laura Cahillane.

# simon-harris - Thursday 9 January, 2020

'The tobacco industry targeting e-cigarettes at young people is cynical, sickening and dangerous'

A survey of over 15,500 schoolchildren in Ireland explored their relationship with alcohol, smoking, sex, food and exercise.

'This government's race is firmly ran': Independent TDs plan no-confidence motion in Simon Harris

The Minister for Health responded to the no-confidence threat with: “I don’t have any confidence in Michael Collins, we don’t agree on much.”

# simon-harris - Sunday 5 January, 2020

'Not realistic': Free GP care for under 13s questioned by medical group

Six and seven-year-olds would receive free care from this year under proposed legislation.

# simon-harris - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Menthol cigarettes will be banned in Ireland from May

Minister Harris says there is evidence that menthol flavoured cigarettes may be more addictive.

# simon-harris - Friday 3 January, 2020

Any change to pub opening hours would need to be considered 'very, very carefully', says minister

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said nightclub and pub opening hours need to be reformed and brought more in line with other cities in Europe.

# simon-harris - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Flu season to last another five weeks, HSE warns

There has been a marked increase in flu presentations in comparison to last year.

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

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

HSE can't 'willy-nilly' hire whoever they want, Harris says

The government has repeatedly said a recruitment freeze is not in operation.

'Second class citizens': Harris warned of the impact endometriosis is having on women's health

More than a dozen women told Harris of the devastating impact the condition has had on their lives.

# simon-harris - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Senior gynaecologist at the Coombe appointed clinical lead of HSE abortion services HSE

Senior gynaecologist at the Coombe appointed clinical lead of HSE abortion services

Health Minister Simon Harris welcomed the appointment as the next step in providing termination of pregnancy services.

# simon-harris - Monday 30 December, 2019

Tullamore parish apologises after Facebook post said IVF treatment was 'incompatible' with Catholic faith

Harris said he could not get his head around the comments.

'Significant' increase in the number of over-75s attending emergency departments

There has been marked increase in general in the number of people attending EDs and being admitted to hospital compared to the same time last year.

# simon-harris - Friday 27 December, 2019

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

“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

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

Health minister asks media outlets not to use Drinkaware information

Drinkaware is funded by the drinks industry and Harris asked media organisations to use HSE information.

Life expectancy: Gap narrows between Irish men and women (but both are living longer than before)

The increase is attributed to reductions in major causes of death.

# simon-harris - Thursday 26 December, 2019

HSE recruitment freeze: 'Do I need to go back to Australia where I am appreciated and snapped up?'

Irate healthcare workers have been contacting Minister Simon Harris all year about their fears over the ongoing recruitment embargo.

# simon-harris - Friday 20 December, 2019

Package of health support for former residents of Mother and Baby Homes announced

The report was submitted and discussed in Cabinet yesterday.

# simon-harris - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Explainer: When will IVF treatment be provided through the Irish public health service?

New fertility hubs will be open next year, with IVF available in 2021.

Removing Verona Murphy from Fine Gael election ticket 'looking better by the moment', says Harris

Murphy has been removed from the Fine Gael general election ticket, the party said yesterday.

# simon-harris - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

€2 million in funding for IVF and fertility treatment set to be announced by government

One course of IVF treatment can cost between €4,000 and €4,500.

HSE consultants will be offered €250k wage if they focus 100% on public work and drop private practice

The new contract for consultant doctors offers increased pay levels of up to €222,460, rising further to €252,150 by July 2022.

# simon-harris - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

The HSE has €1.4 billion more to spend on healthcare in 2020

In total, it has €17.4 billion – a 6.3% increase in funding compared to 2019.

# simon-harris - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Hospitals granted 190 extra beds in bid to tackle winter pressure

An initial tranche of 83 beds have been approved for opening.

# simon-harris - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Simon Harris 'not worried' amid speculation he could be next to face no confidence vote

Opposition members are understood to be considering tabling a motion of no confidence against the health minister in the new year.

# simon-harris - Monday 9 December, 2019

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

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

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

# simon-harris - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Wording was 'a bit off, to put it midly' on hospital posters for cash prizes, says Harris

St James’s Hospital has been advertising prizes for wards that discharge patients before 11am.