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#Health Committee

From TheJournal.ie Dentists say HPV vaccine is a 'no brainer' as cases of head, neck and mouth cancer on the rise Dental Health

Dentists say HPV vaccine is a 'no brainer' as cases of head, neck and mouth cancer on the rise

Concerns were also raised about the overuse of antibiotics on children waiting for dental treatment .

From TheJournal.ie 'It's so badly needed': Harris defends development of children's hospital despite rising costs Children's Hospital

'It's so badly needed': Harris defends development of children's hospital despite rising costs

Minister for Health Simon Harris appeared before the Health Committee this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie No one held accountable as children's hospital board says it would do the same again despite cost overruns Catastrophic Overspend

No one held accountable as children's hospital board says it would do the same again despite cost overruns

The final project cost is €1.4 billion – €450 million higher than the 2017 figure.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons Health Committee

Harris says abortion legislation doesn't mention the word 'abortion' for legal reasons

The Health Minister also said he wants the Bill to be inclusive of members of the trans community.

From TheJournal.ie TDs want women seeking abortions to be offered ultrasound imaging and heartbeat recording Abortion Legislation

TDs want women seeking abortions to be offered ultrasound imaging and heartbeat recording

A number of TDs have put down amendments ahead of the three-day discussion of the proposed abortion legislation next week.

From TheJournal.ie Nine TDs want law to ensure aborted foetuses are buried or cremated Abortion Legislation

Nine TDs want law to ensure aborted foetuses are buried or cremated

A number of TDs have put down amendments ahead of the three-day discussion of the proposed abortion legislation next week.

From TheJournal.ie CervicalCheck: Report author says it's 'likely' that more women are affected Cancer Screening

CervicalCheck: Report author says it's 'likely' that more women are affected

Dr Gabriel Scally told an Oireachtas Committee that an initial review to identify women involved was flawed.

From TheJournal.ie TDs considering change of plan for proposed three-day wait period for abortions Terminations

TDs considering change of plan for proposed three-day wait period for abortions

Dr Peter Boylan told an Oireachtas Committee that there is ‘no evidence’ for the wait time.

From TheJournal.ie Cervical Check scandal: Acting HSE boss says sorry for 'confusion and alarm' Communication Breakdown This post contains videos

Cervical Check scandal: Acting HSE boss says sorry for 'confusion and alarm'

John Connaghan said women in Ireland had been “understandably frightened and concerned” by what they had read and heard.

From TheJournal.ie Bill to legalise medicinal cannabis shouldn't be passed - health committee Public Safety

Bill to legalise medicinal cannabis shouldn't be passed - health committee

Health committee member Kate O’Connell said that an opportunity was lost to make cannabis a medical product.

From TheJournal.ie Young midlands woman 'would not be dead' if local drug treatment was available Homelessness

Young midlands woman 'would not be dead' if local drug treatment was available

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health was told today there is an urgent need for the link between ill health and homelessness to be recognised.

From TheJournal.ie 'Medicinal cannabis could be made free of charge' Recommendation

'Medicinal cannabis could be made free of charge'

The Oireachtas Health Committee has made several recommendations in its report on medicinal cannabis.

From TheJournal.ie 'I am not anti-vaccine, but 14-year girls don't lie en masse': Senator pushes for debate on HPV vaccine HPV

'I am not anti-vaccine, but 14-year girls don't lie en masse': Senator pushes for debate on HPV vaccine

Gerard Craughwell said he would like medical experts as well as parents concerned about their daughters to attend.

From TheJournal.ie 'People die in toilets, people die in urine-soaked stairwells' Supervised Injecting Centres

'People die in toilets, people die in urine-soaked stairwells'

An Oireachtas Health Committee is hearing submissions in relation to medically supervised injecting centres.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Bressie gives impassioned speech about the 'epidemic of this generation' Suicide This post contains videos

WATCH: Bressie gives impassioned speech about the 'epidemic of this generation'

“We simply cannot ignore this anymore. We have to be honest and ask ourselves, ‘Truly are we doing enough?’”

From TheJournal.ie Irish dentists refusing to treat HIV positive patients 'adds to stigma' Stop The Stigma

Irish dentists refusing to treat HIV positive patients 'adds to stigma'

The “worrying” levels of HIV diagnoses have been discussed at the Oireachtas Health Committee. There are set to be more cases of HIV in Ireland in 2015 than in any other year.

From TheJournal.ie Rebel TD kicked off committee after just ONE day Man Overboard

Rebel TD kicked off committee after just ONE day

Michael McNamara’s not having a great week.

From TheJournal.ie Bereaved parents: 'It needs to stop now, enough pain and enough hurt has been caused' Portlaoise

Bereaved parents: 'It needs to stop now, enough pain and enough hurt has been caused'

Calls have been made for HSE Chief Tony O’Brien to resign.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol companies may have learned some lessons from the fight against Big Tobacco Everything Is Spinning

Alcohol companies may have learned some lessons from the fight against Big Tobacco

A health committee was looking at the government’s proposed new alcohol laws today.

From TheJournal.ie 'I know the current system doesn't work, I've buried two children' Rare Diseases

'I know the current system doesn't work, I've buried two children'

Both of Tony and Mary Heffernan’s children died at the age of 5.

From TheJournal.ie Unregulated plastic surgery procedures offered to 15 year olds NOT QUALIFIED

Unregulated plastic surgery procedures offered to 15 year olds

The Oireachtas Health Committee has been told the industry is largely unregulated here.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland might see 'a few cases' of Ebola. So, how will it cope? Global Outbreak

Ireland might see 'a few cases' of Ebola. So, how will it cope?

It won’t be a Hollywood apocalypse, politicians heard today.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is the right of every person to die in comfort and dignity' End Of Life Care

'It is the right of every person to die in comfort and dignity'

The Health and Children Committee launched a report on end-of-life care based on submissions from stakeholders, experts and the public.

From TheJournal.ie Complaints to Children's Ombudsman have increased by 15% since 2010 Child Protection

Complaints to Children's Ombudsman have increased by 15% since 2010

One particular investigation showed that a child had been moved to 11 different residencies in 4 months.

From TheJournal.ie 'Totally unacceptable': Concern that PAC has monopoly on probe into spending of €3.25bn Committee Wars

'Totally unacceptable': Concern that PAC has monopoly on probe into spending of €3.25bn

The Oireachtas Health Committee is seeking to change the rules that currently prevent any other Oireachtas committee from investigating matters that are already being probed by the powerful Public Accounts Committee.

From TheJournal.ie Politicians head on day trip to find out "first hand" what's going on with medical cards Health Committee

Politicians head on day trip to find out "first hand" what's going on with medical cards

The group of TDs will travel to north Dublin to visit the HSE’s medical card centre.

From TheJournal.ie Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal Health Committee

Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal

The issues were discussed at a Health Committee this morning.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Liberals don’t like my thinking’: TD claims he was ousted over abortion views Mattie McGrath

‘Liberals don’t like my thinking’: TD claims he was ousted over abortion views

Mattie McGrath has been removed from two Oireachtas committees by the Dáil Technical Group.

From TheJournal.ie James Reilly to face Health Committee today Health Committee

James Reilly to face Health Committee today

The Health Minister will be questioned on the HSE service plan, which details how the executive will cut €619 million next year.

From TheJournal.ie Health insurance bosses stress the need to attract young people to the market Health Committee

Health insurance bosses stress the need to attract young people to the market

Speaking before the Oireachtas committee today, one stressed that proposed legislation won’t cause an increase in premiums.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly working towards 'smoke-free' Ireland by 2025 No Butts

Reilly working towards 'smoke-free' Ireland by 2025

The Health Minister’s vowing to continue his war on smoking – and says cigarettes are the only freely available product he knows of that can kill the user.

From TheJournal.ie TDs vote against extending abortion bill to include inevitable miscarriages Protection Of Life

TDs vote against extending abortion bill to include inevitable miscarriages

The sub-committee on health is discussing changes to the Bill, which was passed at the second stage in the Dáil last night.

From TheJournal.ie Abortions in cases of suicide ideation can 'create more problems' Abortion

Abortions in cases of suicide ideation can 'create more problems'

The nine-member sub-committee will today deal with the sections of the proposed legislation on suicide ideation.

From TheJournal.ie Abortion bill passes first Dáil vote, moves to committee stage Abortion

Abortion bill passes first Dáil vote, moves to committee stage

The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill has passed the second stage of the Dáil this evening with cross-party support but also cross-party opposition.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly concedes that abortion laws will mean more babies 'suffering damage' Abortion

Reilly concedes that abortion laws will mean more babies 'suffering damage'

The minister says, however, that the alternative is that the baby’s mother could die – ending both of their lives.

From TheJournal.ie These are the three motions Peter Mathews put to the Fine Gael party last night Abortion

These are the three motions Peter Mathews put to the Fine Gael party last night

The pro-life TD put forward motions for the proposed legislation to be scrapped, the suicide clause removed and for members to have a free vote at a parliamentary party meeting last night.

From TheJournal.ie A crash course in today's abortion legislation hearings Abortion

A crash course in today's abortion legislation hearings

What’s it all about? TheJournal.ie takes you through the Health Committee proceedings.

From TheJournal.ie Here is the list of witnesses to appear at abortion hearings Oireachtas

Here is the list of witnesses to appear at abortion hearings

Unlike the committee’s previous hearings, there will be few representatives from advocacy or religious groups giving evidence.

From TheJournal.ie 'Professional experts' only to be called for hearings on abortion bill Abortion

'Professional experts' only to be called for hearings on abortion bill

The Oireachtas Health Committee will hold three days of public hearings on the Heads of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Experts in Leinster House next week for discussions on abortion issues Expert Group

Experts in Leinster House next week for discussions on abortion issues

The Oireachtas Health Committee will hold three days of public hearings.

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