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#Simon Harris

# simon-harris - Saturday 29 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 29th 2020, 11:40 AM 5,942 Views 2 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Updated Feb 26th 2020, 12:50 PM 41,023 Views 75 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Feb 26th 2020, 11:12 AM 58,597 Views 131 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Updated Feb 25th 2020, 9:00 PM 128,761 Views 227 Comments

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

Coronavirus spreads to southern Italy as Switzerland, Austria and Croatia report cases
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Updated Feb 25th 2020, 3:20 PM 95,391 Views 69 Comments

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
# Ambassador
# Ambassador

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

Feb 25th 2020, 6:30 AM 26,541 Views 3 Comments

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
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

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

Feb 24th 2020, 3:46 PM 15,288 Views 2 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Feb 24th 2020, 12:04 PM 45,181 Views 56 Comments

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
# Crisis
# Crisis

European health ministers convene special meeting over coronavirus outbreak

Feb 13th 2020, 10:48 AM 9,613 Views 7 Comments

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
# Campaign Pledges
# Campaign Pledges

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

Jan 22nd 2020, 8:10 AM 17,960 Views 125 Comments

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?
# General Practice
# General Practice

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

Jan 21st 2020, 6:40 AM 19,925 Views 22 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jan 11th 2020, 1:00 PM 27,390 Views 181 Comments

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'
# Simon Harris
# Simon Harris

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

Updated Jan 9th 2020, 12:05 PM 18,502 Views 31 Comments

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
# Election 2020
# Election 2020

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

Jan 9th 2020, 11:07 AM 25,063 Views 97 Comments

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
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

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

Updated Jan 5th 2020, 4:29 PM 27,052 Views 74 Comments

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
# PROHIBITED
# PROHIBITED

Menthol cigarettes will be banned in Ireland from May

Jan 4th 2020, 6:30 AM 78,671 Views 58 Comments

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
# Opening Hours
# Opening Hours

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

Jan 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 22,579 Views 40 Comments

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
# Wrap Up
# Wrap Up

Flu season to last another five weeks, HSE warns

Jan 2nd 2020, 9:44 PM 20,203 Views 15 Comments

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
# Exclusion Zones
# Exclusion Zones

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

Jan 2nd 2020, 5:24 PM 69,897 Views 189 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 2nd 2020, 11:45 AM 22,676 Views 30 Comments

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
# Letters To Harris
# Letters To Harris

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

Jan 2nd 2020, 12:05 AM 27,562 Views 21 Comments

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
# HSE

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

Dec 31st 2019, 6:30 AM 35,611 Views 60 Comments

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
# Hurtful
# Hurtful

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

Updated Dec 30th 2019, 5:25 PM 64,566 Views 144 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 30th 2019, 2:34 PM 11,937 Views 10 Comments

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
# 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 9,073 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 24,660 Views 41 Comments

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
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Health minister asks media outlets not to use Drinkaware information

Dec 27th 2019, 6:45 AM 41,295 Views 26 Comments

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)
# Old Age
# Old Age

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

Dec 27th 2019, 6:15 AM 23,083 Views 10 Comments

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?'
# In Limbo
# In Limbo

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

Dec 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 33,131 Views 25 Comments

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
# SUPPORTS
# SUPPORTS

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

Dec 20th 2019, 2:06 PM 7,617 Views 9 Comments

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?
# Infertility
# Infertility

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

Dec 19th 2019, 6:03 PM 14,400 Views 16 Comments

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
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

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

Dec 19th 2019, 3:31 PM 17,878 Views 57 Comments

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
# Infertility
# Infertility

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

Dec 18th 2019, 9:00 PM 16,203 Views 21 Comments

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
# Health Service Reform
# Health Service Reform

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

Dec 18th 2019, 6:40 PM 26,404 Views 52 Comments

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
# Health Service
# Health Service

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

Dec 17th 2019, 4:36 PM 12,183 Views 32 Comments

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
# Emergency Departments
# Emergency Departments

Hospitals granted 190 extra beds in bid to tackle winter pressure

Dec 11th 2019, 4:29 PM 9,289 Views 30 Comments

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
# Ge 2020
# Ge 2020

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

Dec 10th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,034 Views 42 Comments

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
# 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 12,336 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 16,979 Views 40 Comments

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
# St James's Hospital

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

Dec 4th 2019, 11:30 AM 29,010 Views 80 Comments

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