Louise O Reilly

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Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photograph: Tom Honan/ The Irish Times.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has apologised in the Dáil to women affected by lengthy delays in getting results to smear test in the wake of the CervicalChec(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris  said TDs were making history in bringing the legislation forward to allow for abortion services in Ireland. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Women between nine and 12 weeks pregnant seeking an abortion may be referred to a consultant obstetrician, Minister for Health Simon Harris has indica(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris  said Ireland’s relationship with alcohol was not good. “It damages our health, harms families and harms society.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Almost three years after it was first introduced in the Seanad controversial legislation to combat problem drinking has been passed by the Dáil. Appl(...)

Stephen Donnelly had questioned the proposal until he did some research and the results he got back ‘shook’ him. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly has told the Dáil he was unaware of the link between alcohol and cancer when he first heard of the propo(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris  will introduce an amendment to the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill to remove one of the most controversial provisions.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Provisions to include warnings on alcohol products linking excessive consumption to fatal cancers will be removed from public health legislation that (...)

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill includes measures on segregating alcohol sales in shops and placing health warnings on labels. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has assured the Dáil that the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill will be dealt with this week, if it is possible. TDs were informed (...)

  Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly submitted the amendment “solely with the intention of protecting the implementation of the Bill and recognising the role of the Irish language”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil will withdraw an amendment to controversial legislation requiring health warnings to be listed on alcohol products in Irish as well as Eng(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: is “embarrassed” for medical profession in wake of  Dr Gabriel  Scally’s report into the CervicalCheck controversy.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the CervicalCheck controversy has made him “embarrassed” for his own medical profession. However, he added that he do(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he hopes ‘all of the pain’ experienced in the CervicalCheck controversy  leads to a new culture in the health service. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

A new culture in the health service and improvements to screening programmes, as well as the extension of HPV vaccines, should be seen as “good things(...)

Even though they are exported from Ireland for use in other European countries, five drugs manufactured in Ireland for the treatment of cancer and heart disease are not sanctioned for use here.

Five drugs manufactured in Ireland for the treatment of cancer and heart disease are not sanctioned for use here, even though they are exported from I(...)

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