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Obesity time bomb not being taken seriously enough

Ireland ranked fifth in Europe for obesity among young women

€7m investment and 125 new jobs in VistaMed Carrick-on-Shannon and Roosky

Fine Gael TD for Roscommon/Galway, Frank Feighan, today (Friday) welcomed the announcement of a €7 million investment and 125 new jobs in Carrick-on-Shannon and Roosky, made by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD.

Change of approach on medical cards is right decision – Mitchell O’Connor

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD and member of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, has welcomed the Government’s announcement regarding the eligibility criteria for discretionary medical cards, saying a change of approach is the right decision.

Buttimer welcomes HSE decision to halt discretionary medical card review

Fine Gael Cork South Central TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Jerry Buttimer, has today (Thursday) welcomed the HSE’s decision to halt the review of discretionary medical cards. It comes after a meeting of the Cabinet Sub Committee on Health, when the Government decided to address issues surrounding eligibility for the cards to take account of medical conditions, including new legislation if necessary.

Mitchell O’Connor supports UK expert’s call for health warning on sugary drinks

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire TD and member of the Oireachtas Health Committee, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has today (Thursday) backed a call for prominent health warnings to be displayed on sugary drinks. The proposal has been made by one of the UK’s leading experts on public health, Professor Simon Capewell of the University of Liverpool.

Suspension of Medical Card Reviews

The Government is very aware of the public concern in relation to the issue of medical cards. The Cabinet Committee on Health met this morning and decided to develop the policy framework governing eligibility in a manner that will also take account of medical conditions.

Keane calls on HSE to reverse decision to close Small World Crèche in Tallaght Hospital

Fine Gael Senator for Dublin South-West, Cáit Keane, has today (Thursday) called on the Board of Management of Tallaght Hospital (ANMCH) to reverse their controversial decision to close the Small World crèche in the hospital.

Varadkar announces cheaper Leap fares for 16, 17 and 18 year olds

Simplified fare structure for children and teens - Child Leap Card Fares to apply from ages 4 to 18 inclusive.

Speech by the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D., at the 40th Anniversary Commemoration Service for the Victims and Families of the Dublin/Monaghan bombings in Talbot Street Saturday 17 May

It was almost the Summer. The month of May signalled by First Communions. Children going to school with the first flowers for the May altars the stems hot in their small hands in tinfoil or brown paper. In the shops in Talbot Street and Parnell Street checked shirts and sandals were appearing in the windows.

McFadden welcomes jobs boost for Athlone

Newly elected Fine Gael Longford/Westmeath TD, Gabrielle McFadden, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement that Ericsson is creating 120 new jobs at its sites in Athlone and Dublin.