News & Statements
Minister Harris gets green light for €1bn new children’s hospital
The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, today announced that the Government has approved the investment required to enable the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board to award the construction contracts for the building of the main children’s hospital on the St James’s Hospital campus and the two Paediatric Outpatients and Urgent Care Centres on the Tallaght and Connolly Hospitals campuses.
Standardised Packaging of Tobacco to be signed into law, to come into force in September
Minister for Health, Simon Harris and Minister of State, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy today (Wednesday) announced that the legislation for the standardised packaging of tobacco is to come into force in September 2017.
Minister Harris cuts prescription charges for over 390,000 people
Minister for Health Simon Harris today announced that 390,000 people over 70 years with a medical card, including their dependents, will benefit from reductions to prescription charges.
Minister Harris publishes ‘milestone’ report on Cannabis for Medical Use
Minister for Health, Simon Harris today published the Health Products Regulatory Authority’s report Cannabis for Medical Use – A Scientific Review and announced that he has decided to establish a compassionate access programme for cannabis-based treatments.
Statement from Minister for Health Simon Harris on RTÉ Investigates ‘Living on the List’
Reducing waiting times for the longest waiting patients is one of the Government’s key priorities, according to Minister for Health Simon Harris, who was responding to the RTÉ One Prime Time Investigates “Living on the List” programme.
Don’t be fooled by FF slamming SF’s pensions policy which it first proposed – Harris
Minister of State for Finance, Simon Harris, has today (Wednesday) warned voters that Fianna Fáil cannot be trusted on pensions policy. He pointed out that Fianna Fáil is criticising Sinn Féin for adopting a pension policy first proposed by Fianna Fáil.
What is Sinn Fein’s idea of progressive politics? A €2.6 billion tax bomb – Harris
Minister of State for Finance, Simon Harris, has today (Tuesday) said that Sinn Féin’s idea of progressive politics is based on dropping a €2.6 billion tax bomb which would kill jobs and devastate Foreign Direct Investment.
After causing banking crash FF want to take control of banking regulation – Harris
The Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Simon Harris TD has strongly criticised Fianna Fáil proposals to enable the Central Bank to interfere directly with the banks.
Verdict: FF is the party of disorder – Harris
Minister Simon Harris said today (Wednesday) that Fianna Fáil is the party of disorder.
FF Tax & Spend Wish list will Kill 200k Jobs & Punch €1.4bn Hole in Public Finances – Harris
Fine Gael Minister, Simon Harris has expressed amazement that Fianna Fail would publish little more than a tax and spend wish list without a credible plan to grow jobs. He said that the absence of a detailed Fianna Fail jobs plan meant that the 200,000 extra jobs that Fine Gael’s Plan would deliver for the country by 2020 would not be realized