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From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says they've run into 'real difficulties' around legislating for exclusion zones at GP surgeries Abortion Services

Taoiseach says they've run into 'real difficulties' around legislating for exclusion zones at GP surgeries

Varadkar says government needs to ensure they are on solid ground if one is going to restrict the right to protest.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm no expert in the cultivation of cannabis': Taoiseach supports idea of Irish farmers growing cannabis in the future Interview

'I'm no expert in the cultivation of cannabis': Taoiseach supports idea of Irish farmers growing cannabis in the future

In a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie, Varadkar discussed John Delaney, Brexit, Peter Casey and the European elections.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris stands over his decision to offer repeat smear tests, despite being warned about delays CervicalCheck

Simon Harris stands over his decision to offer repeat smear tests, despite being warned about delays

The Health Minister staunchly defended his decision to offer free repeat smears last year.

From TheJournal.ie Smear test backlog will be 'significantly reduced' over the summer months, says Harris Cervical Check

Smear test backlog will be 'significantly reduced' over the summer months, says Harris

The Health Minister also said political parties should not be playing ‘party politics’ with women’s health.

From TheJournal.ie HSE imposing three-month recruitment freeze due to 'financial pressure in the system' HSE

HSE imposing three-month recruitment freeze due to 'financial pressure in the system'

Labour’s Alan Kelly tweeted out a letter this morning sent out by a senior HSE official about the freeze.

From TheJournal.ie Free GP care for under 12s as government agrees new contract with doctors Reform

Free GP care for under 12s as government agrees new contract with doctors

The government is increasing funding for GPs in exchange for reforms and changes to the services they provide.

From TheJournal.ie Harris to raise issue of 'significant discrepancy' in trolley count at meeting between INMO and HSE Crisis

Harris to raise issue of 'significant discrepancy' in trolley count at meeting between INMO and HSE

There were 81 patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Limerick according to the INMO.

From TheJournal.ie Former CervicalCheck boss says Harris was warned that offering extra smear tests could cause delays BACKLOG

Former CervicalCheck boss says Harris was warned that offering extra smear tests could cause delays

Micheál Martin said the decision was made by the government to “save their own skin and cover their own tracks”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Momentous achievement': Campaigners welcome confirmation of government medicinal cannabis supplier Cannabis In Ireland

'Momentous achievement': Campaigners welcome confirmation of government medicinal cannabis supplier

Health Minister Simon Harris will bring proposals about the cannabis access programme to Cabinet next month.

From TheJournal.ie After long delays, the Irish government has finally found a medicinal cannabis supplier Access Scheme

After long delays, the Irish government has finally found a medicinal cannabis supplier Exclusive

The Irish government has found a cannabis supplier in Denmark which can import to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie CervicalCheck: It has cost €9.6m to give free repeat smear tests to women Out Of Cycle Smears

CervicalCheck: It has cost €9.6m to give free repeat smear tests to women

Women who had had a free smear test were offered a repeat between May and December 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Harris concerned over 'spike' in presentations to sexual assault treatment units during Freshers' week On The Rise

Harris concerned over 'spike' in presentations to sexual assault treatment units during Freshers' week

Simon Harris says presentations to sexual assault treatment units are increasing.

From TheJournal.ie Minister promises review into deaths of Marie Downey and her son in Cork hospital RIP

Minister promises review into deaths of Marie Downey and her son in Cork hospital

Marie was pronounced dead at the hospital last Monday. It’s understood she may have suffered a seizure while feeding her son.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm dying, but I want to thank the nurses': Dozens write to Taoiseach to support nurses' strike

'I'm dying, but I want to thank the nurses': Dozens write to Taoiseach to support nurses' strike

A number of people wrote to Leo Varadkar during last month’s strike.

From TheJournal.ie Have you been on a hospital waiting list for six months? Here are the government's latest plans Waiting Times

Have you been on a hospital waiting list for six months? Here are the government's latest plans

Minister for Health Simon Harris has published a new plan aimed at reducing waiting times for patients.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach on suspicious package: 'Come after us, don't come after our staff or families' Department Of Health

Taoiseach on suspicious package: 'Come after us, don't come after our staff or families'

The white powder in the envelope addressed to the Health Minister was confirmed to be non-hazardous.

From TheJournal.ie Dept of Health declared safe after non-hazardous white powder discovery prompts evacuation Non-hazardous

Dept of Health declared safe after non-hazardous white powder discovery prompts evacuation

Technicians from the Defence Forces have confirmed that the powder was non-hazardous

From TheJournal.ie Harris announces group to examine how to make contraception cheaper Contraception

Harris announces group to examine how to make contraception cheaper

The group will examine the extent to which cost is a barrier to accessing reliable methods of contraception in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Minister appoints counsellor board that will deal with 'rogue' psychotherapists and crisis pregnancy agencies Regulations

Minister appoints counsellor board that will deal with 'rogue' psychotherapists and crisis pregnancy agencies

The board’s work will take a minimum of two years to complete.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris survives motion of no confidence, as Fianna Fáil abstains Spiralling Costs

Simon Harris survives motion of no confidence, as Fianna Fáil abstains

The Sinn Féin motion was tabled in response to the controversy surrounding the increasing costs of constructing the National Children’s Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Upscaling rollout of HPV vaccine could 'eliminate' cervical cancer in some countries, study finds Cervical Cancer

Upscaling rollout of HPV vaccine could 'eliminate' cervical cancer in some countries, study finds

The disease claims the lives of more than 300,000 women every year.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Dáil vote for confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris? This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Dáil vote for confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris?

Fianna Fáil TDs have reportedly been urged by the party whip to attend the vote tomorrow evening.

From TheJournal.ie Health committee chair to vote against Simon Harris in no-confidence motion Dr Michael Harty

Health committee chair to vote against Simon Harris in no-confidence motion

“He’s given impression that this is a priority for him,” the Independent Clare TD said.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fear and disappointment': Pro-choice groups pen letter of frustration to Health Minister over rural abortion services Open Letter

'Fear and disappointment': Pro-choice groups pen letter of frustration to Health Minister over rural abortion services

Rural service provision for abortions is currently sparse, the groups say, with no GPs signed up to the service in some counties.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters gather outside home of Minister for Communications Richard Bruton Protest

Protesters gather outside home of Minister for Communications Richard Bruton

Around 10 people demonstrated at the scene this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Working group to investigate how to roll out free contraception for Irish women The Pill

Working group to investigate how to roll out free contraception for Irish women

People with outside expertise will sit on the new group, with a chairperson to be appointed shortly.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm happy for the project to continue': Simon Harris rules out re-tendering children's hospital Onwards And Upwards

'I'm happy for the project to continue': Simon Harris rules out re-tendering children's hospital

The Minister was responding to a statement by BAM that suggested it would pull out of the contract if the Government wanted.

From TheJournal.ie 'Stop this contract now': Harris pledges accountability in Dáil debate on hospital cost overrun National Children's Hospital

'Stop this contract now': Harris pledges accountability in Dáil debate on hospital cost overrun

Mick Wallace told the Dáil the ultimate cost of the hospital could be in excess of €2.2 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Harris asks HSE to introduce HPV testing 'as soon as possible' as roll out is pushed out due to smear test backlog CervicalCheck

Harris asks HSE to introduce HPV testing 'as soon as possible' as roll out is pushed out due to smear test backlog

Health Minister Simon Harris promised it would be introduced in September last year. This was then pushed out to January 2019.

From TheJournal.ie New children's hospital memos show costs were on the up from summer 2017 Health Crises

New children's hospital memos show costs were on the up from summer 2017

The new children’s hospital is currently estimated to cost €1.7 billion.

From TheJournal.ie No hospital project will be delayed due to children's hospital cost overrun, but 'repairs' will be pushed out On The Backburner

No hospital project will be delayed due to children's hospital cost overrun, but 'repairs' will be pushed out

An audit of departmental spending has been undertaken with savings to come from eight departments.

From TheJournal.ie 'I sincerely apologise': Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children's hospital costs Children's Hospital

'I sincerely apologise': Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children's hospital costs

Harris is facing a motion of no confidence from Sinn Féin next week.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says protest outside his family home was 'plain and simple intimidation' Greystones

Harris says protest outside his family home was 'plain and simple intimidation'

A group of protesters gathered outside Harris’ home in Co Wicklow yesterday afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie 'Simon Harris has to go': Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in health minister Health

'Simon Harris has to go': Sinn Féin to table motion of no confidence in health minister

Harris will apologise for misleading the Dáil this week.

From TheJournal.ie Nurses 'strongly condemn' protest outside Simon Harris' home Strike

Nurses 'strongly condemn' protest outside Simon Harris' home

The anti-government protesters left the scene peacefully after gardaí arrived.

From TheJournal.ie Harris to apologise over children's hospital overrun as Sinn Féin denies wanting to trigger election Dáil Record

Harris to apologise over children's hospital overrun as Sinn Féin denies wanting to trigger election

Fianna Fáil has said it won’t support a potential no-confidence motion in the health minister.

From TheJournal.ie 'This campaign has to succeed, it is our time': Tens of thousands march in support of nurses and midwives Strike This post contains videos

'This campaign has to succeed, it is our time': Tens of thousands march in support of nurses and midwives

About 37,000 INMO members are engaging in strike action over pay and staffing levels.

From TheJournal.ie Costs, changes and controversies: The decades-long saga behind the NCH Explainer

Costs, changes and controversies: The decades-long saga behind the NCH

The controversy over the costs of the project is just the latest in a series of problems to affect the project

From TheJournal.ie Almost 15,000 elderly people were forced to wait over 24 hours in emergency departments last year Wait Times

Almost 15,000 elderly people were forced to wait over 24 hours in emergency departments last year

The latest figures show there was an increase of nearly 3,000 on the year previous.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Simon Harris resign over the Children's Hospital cost overrun? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Simon Harris resign over the Children's Hospital cost overrun?

Harris is being criticised for not briefing members of Cabinet in August, when he was first informed of possible increased costs.

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