Kathleen Lynch

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Minister of State  Kathleen Lynch: “These figures come as a shock given the constant assurances I have received and places me in a situation of having given public assurances in good faith which now appear to be false.” Photograph: Alan Betson

A Government minister has accused senior Health Sevice Executive management of giving her misinformation and false assurances (...)

Senator Ivana Bacik, a prominent campaigner on this issue, welcomed the publication of the draft legislation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The heads of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill have been widely welcomed within the Labour Party. At the week(...)

 Minister of State for Gender Equality Kathleen Lynch: hosted conference

“seriously under-represented” in economic decision-making positions, especially in senior management and on corporate boards, an EU conf(...)

Positive ageing
  • Health
  • April 29, 2013, 06:00

After decades of political dithering, many older people and the agencies supporting them will be relieved that the Government has at last publi(...)

Donal Walsh from Blennerville, Co Kerry.  Photograph: Eye Focus

Anne Lucey in Killarney Gravely ill teenager Donal Walsh has been awarded over €15,000 after he was knocked off his bicycle last S(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny who said today  law is not being changed on abortion. He said it was being clarified to deal strictly with the Constitution and with the X case and ‘will do so without bringing any new rights’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said “no new rights” will be put in place when the Government legislates for limited abortion. Speaking in Dunda(...)

Minister of State Lucinda Creighton: said she would not support the inclusion of suicide in any legislation. Photograph: David Sleator

Internal tensions within Fine Gael over the abortion issue erupted into the open last night when a sizeable number of TDs and Senators challeng(...)

Kathleen Lynch, Minister of State for Older People: “ageing is a lifelong process that does not start at 65 years of age.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Government has published a National Positive Ageing Strategy, six years after work started on the document. The document aims to prov(...)

Kathleen Lynch, the Minister of State responsible for disability, said a set of standards is being finalised against which inspectors will judge the quality of accommodation. Photograph: Alan Betson

Residential centres for almost 5,000 adults and children with disabilities will be subject to independent ins(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly  at the launch of the Healthy Ireland framework for action to improve health and wellbeing, at the Mansion House today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Health James Reilly has said he’d “love to see each cigarette costing €1” so that people would “think long and hard before they in(...)

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