Kathleen Lynch

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Conventional wisdom states that Joan Burton’s team is going to take one hell of a beating at the upcoming election. Yet there was little evidence of(...)

Labour Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said Fine Gael Minister Michael Noonan’s plan for a “rainy day fund” makes sense, but she did not necessarily agree with his proposed €2.5 billion figure. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Labour Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said Fine Gael Minister Michael Noonan’s plan for a “rainy day fund” makes sense, but she did not nec(...)

Minister for Primary Care Kathleen Lynch said she was very angry about the case. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Primary Care Kathleen Lynch has not ruled out holding a commission of inquiry into a case in the southeast in which a woman who, as a chi(...)

Limerick TD Dan Neville:  Described by Minister of State for Health Kathleen Lynch as “one of the pioneers” in raising mental health issue in the Dáil. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ireland still had a long way to go in removing the stigma associated with mental illness, Fine Gael TD Dan Neville said. He said some work had been (...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman on mental health Colm Keaveney said the Government and the responsible Minister of State, Kathleen Lynch, had failed in promise to ring fence an additional €37 million per annum for services.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil has said it will give a cast-iron commitment to increase funding for mental health services by €200 within five years if it is returned to(...)

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The next government needs a cabinet minister for older people to deal with problems posed by an ageing population, advocacy groups have said. Launchi(...)

  Minister for State  for Mental Health Kathleen Lynch: acknowledged that treatment for people with   a dual diagnosis needed to address both issues  and almost 170 specialists were to be appointed to tackle gaps in provision.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The tragic death of a young Dubliner with mental health and addiction issues has prompted calls for changes in how the health system deals with such (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: He  will  launch the plan  in Dublin  alongside Minister for Sport Paschal Donohoe and their Ministers of State. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

All adults should get at least 30 minutes of moderate activity, five days a week, according to the Government’s national physical activity plan, to b(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar at the launch of the HSE national service plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has criticised international drug companies that charge Ireland and other small countries “unbelievably high prices” (...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar (centre) with Stephen Mulvany, chief financial officer (right) with the HSE  and and Tony O’Brien director general HSE (left) at the launch of the HSE’s plan for 2016. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The 2016 HSE service plan carries a “substantial financial risk” arising from a €100 million shortfall in funding, the organisation’s director general(...)

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