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From TheJournal.ie Medicinal cannabis: Harris says 'it's not the job of the Minister for Health to be a doctor' Legalisation

Medicinal cannabis: Harris says 'it's not the job of the Minister for Health to be a doctor'

Health Minister Simon Harris said the compassionate access programme for medicinal cannabis will be available later this year.

From TheJournal.ie Vaccine compensation scheme being considered by government Payments

Vaccine compensation scheme being considered by government

Health Minister Simon Harris said his department is examining how to roll out a vaccination compensation programme.

From TheJournal.ie Harris admits government can't express confidence in State's corporate watchdog Sean FitzPatrick

Harris admits government can't express confidence in State's corporate watchdog

Sinn Fein said the government’s handling of white-collar crime was like a Monty Python sketch.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation launched into allegations of serious abuse at centre for those with intellectual disabilities Investigation

Investigation launched into allegations of serious abuse at centre for those with intellectual disabilities

Families of the service users have been calling for an independent investigation since last August.

From TheJournal.ie As hospitals recover from record-high trolley crisis, staff are considering a strike Critical Conditions

As hospitals recover from record-high trolley crisis, staff are considering a strike

Hospital staff are being asked whether they wish to strike over payments and career progression measures.

From TheJournal.ie Hope for change as families meet Health Minister on support for people with brain injury Padraig Schaler

Hope for change as families meet Health Minister on support for people with brain injury

Four families attended the meeting yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Appeal to HSE to ensure Console services are secured in wake of controversy Charities

Appeal to HSE to ensure Console services are secured in wake of controversy

The Health Minister has described an audit into the charity as a “harrowing” read.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar among candidates caught up in armed robbery while canvassing Carpenterstown

Varadkar among candidates caught up in armed robbery while canvassing

Two canvassers gave chase when the robbers fled the shop in Carpenterstown just before 7pm.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar defends comments about extra resources making hospitals slow down Overcrowding

Varadkar defends comments about extra resources making hospitals slow down

The minister said he accepted that overcrowding can also delay patient treatment.

From TheJournal.ie Father of sick child travels to Northern Ireland on Christmas Day for medical supplies Noah

Father of sick child travels to Northern Ireland on Christmas Day for medical supplies

A Facebook post about Adam Doyle’s child Noah has been shared more than 14,000 times.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar rules out intervention in case of Irish girl in UK psychiatric hospital Sensitive Case

Varadkar rules out intervention in case of Irish girl in UK psychiatric hospital

The 18-year-old, who was transferred to England in late 2013, has written to the Minister seeking help returning home.

From TheJournal.ie Have the human rights of symphysiotomy survivors been abused? Survivors

Have the human rights of symphysiotomy survivors been abused?

Independent TD Clare Daly recently said that recommendations made by the United Nations have not been met.

From TheJournal.ie "It is definitely a lot harder to stay in than to come out" Changes

"It is definitely a lot harder to stay in than to come out"

The Health Minister was speaking on RTÉ’s The Ray D’Arcy’s Show this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie 'They were lied to': Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths Midland Regional Hospital

'They were lied to': Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar has spoken out about the findings in HIQA’s report on the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.

From TheJournal.ie Leo met some very small, very cute babies today New Icu

Leo met some very small, very cute babies today

‘There’ll be trouble … his grandparents didn’t even get to hold him yet!’

From TheJournal.ie Will Irish nurses living abroad come home for the new jobs announced? Recruitment

Will Irish nurses living abroad come home for the new jobs announced?

Leo Varadkar really hopes so.

From TheJournal.ie Seán Barrett says opposition parties are entitled to question his decisions Vote Of Confidence

Seán Barrett says opposition parties are entitled to question his decisions

He said he made remarks last Friday in the “heat of the moment” during an RTÉ interview.

From TheJournal.ie Health Minister Leo Varadkar wants to lift the ban on gay men donating blood Overturned

Health Minister Leo Varadkar wants to lift the ban on gay men donating blood

The minister wants to see the ban replaced with a 12 month deferral period.

From TheJournal.ie "A poor example": Varadkar heavily criticises Martin over emergency department crisis HOSPITAL CRISIS

"A poor example": Varadkar heavily criticises Martin over emergency department crisis

The Health Minister said no one wants to sort out the overcrowding crisis more than he does.

From TheJournal.ie Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? 'Bullshit' Ask A Minister

Do TDs bring up medical cards in the Dáil to get votes? 'Bullshit'

“Do you think the Government would give a card back just if people wrote to them? Not in a million years. Not on your nelly.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Tragic cases like Savita Halappanavar make us strive to ensure our health service is safe' Patient Safety

'Tragic cases like Savita Halappanavar make us strive to ensure our health service is safe'

Leo Varadkar said progress is being made on implementing the recommendations from the Portlaoise report.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors warn general practice in Ireland is 'on the brink of collapse' Still Ill

Doctors warn general practice in Ireland is 'on the brink of collapse'

GPs said that the lack of funding and resources available to them have made Ireland “the laughing stock of Europe”.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach "dismissed" Shortall's concerns over Reilly's health service reforms Health Service

Taoiseach "dismissed" Shortall's concerns over Reilly's health service reforms

New Health Minister Leo Varadkar was recently told Reilly’s HSE reforms were “unworkable”.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar won't be taking up nurses' challenge - but he'll meet them in September Emergency Department

Varadkar won't be taking up nurses' challenge - but he'll meet them in September

The new Health Minister was asked to work a 12-hour shift in an Emergency Department.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Varadkar have accepted the nurses' challenge? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Varadkar have accepted the nurses' challenge?

The Minister for Health turned down an offer to observe a 12-hour shift in an Emergency Department.

From TheJournal.ie Parents of sick children angry over Varadkar's comments about medical cards WORRIED

Parents of sick children angry over Varadkar's comments about medical cards

The CEO of Jack & Jill has written to Minister Varadkar and the Taoiseach about the medical card issue.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Will Leo survive the Department of Health curse? Poison Chalice

Opinion: Will Leo survive the Department of Health curse?

The newly-crowned Minister for Health’s role could be the making or breaking for one of politics’ rapidly rising stars.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm very sorry': Enda Kenny apologies over medical card 'stress' Not Perfect

'I'm very sorry': Enda Kenny apologies over medical card 'stress'

Gerry Adams said the “embarrassing u-turn” proved that James Reilly should not continue as health minister.

From TheJournal.ie A major concern: 'What would an unplanned visit to Limerick Hospital uncover?' Emergency Department

A major concern: 'What would an unplanned visit to Limerick Hospital uncover?'

The emergency department at Limerick hospital was discussed in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he wants to know the full extent of the mass grave in Tuam and if there are other sites 800 Babies

Taoiseach says he wants to know the full extent of the mass grave in Tuam and if there are other sites

The Children’s Minister said “these revelations are a reminder of our darker past where children were far from cherished”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Why did it take a Prime Time programme to highlight the problems at Portlaoise maternity unit?' Lack Of Compassion

'Why did it take a Prime Time programme to highlight the problems at Portlaoise maternity unit?'

The chief medical officer was questioned on the deaths of babies at Portlaoise this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly: Universal health insurance will not put the state's finances at risk Expenditure

Reilly: Universal health insurance will not put the state's finances at risk

The Minister for Health also said the system will “end the unfair two-tier health system we currently have.”

From TheJournal.ie Health Minister calls for report into the death of babies at Portlaoise hospital Waiting Lists

Health Minister calls for report into the death of babies at Portlaoise hospital

The Health Minister also said that he went into politics “to fix the health system”.

From TheJournal.ie National Children's Hospital to get two 'satellite' units - nearer to the M50 New Centres

National Children's Hospital to get two 'satellite' units - nearer to the M50

The plan for the main hospital in Dublin 8 has been criticised — with access, parking and traffic among the primary concerns.

From TheJournal.ie Pylon health considerations 'do not warrant involvement of Health Minister' Pylons

Pylon health considerations 'do not warrant involvement of Health Minister'

Meanwhile, Minister Pat Rabbitte has been called on to publish any evidence he may have about the possible health effects of high voltage cables in overhead pylons.

From TheJournal.ie France recalls contaminated baby IV nutrient bags after three deaths Investigation

France recalls contaminated baby IV nutrient bags after three deaths

The parents of the newborns have filed criminal complaints.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly: Tobacco industry wants to take me to court over plain packaging Cigarettes

Reilly: Tobacco industry wants to take me to court over plain packaging

The Minister for Health said it would be an “extraordinary society” which put the intellectual property rights of the tobacco industry ahead of the health of its citizens.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital bosses to face grillings next week over 'top up' payments Top Up Scandal

Hospital bosses to face grillings next week over 'top up' payments

Executives at non-compliant Section 38 hospitals and agencies are to be bought in for meetings with the HSE Director General.

From TheJournal.ie 24 HSE organisations not compliant with government pay policy Top-ups

24 HSE organisations not compliant with government pay policy

Minister James Reilly said the government is determined to ensure that public pay policy is respected and complied with.