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350 new GP training places will be positive for communities – Burke
A 350 increase in the number of GP training places this year will be positive for communities and will provide greater patient access, according to Fine Gael TD Colm Burke.
Ban on disposable vapes vital to safeguarding public health and the environment– Burke
A ban on the sale of disposable vapes is needed on both health and environmental grounds, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Extend TV ban on advertising junk food and drinks to 9pm to curb childhood obesity – Burke
A ban on the advertising of junk food and drinks on television should be extended past the current 6pm watershed to 9pm in an effort to curb childhood obesity, according to Fine Gael TD Colm Burke.
Revenue decision which disadvantages GPs to be reversed in Finance Act – Burke
A decision by Revenue which sees practice doctors treated as individuals rather than as part of a partnership and sees them disadvantaged will now be reversed, according to Fine Gael TD Colm Burke.
Budget 2024 extends Free Travel scheme for those with epilepsy – Burke
Significant changes to the free travel scheme will benefit those with epilepsy and other disabilities that have resulted in a person being deemed medically unfit to drive, according to a Fine Gael TD.
Raise the age limit for the purchase of tobacco products to 21 – Burke
The age limit for the purchase of tobacco products should be raised to 21 years of age, a Fine Gael TD has said. Deputy Colm Burke, Fine Gael’s Health Spokesperson has called for the change to help Ireland meet the public health target of less than 5% smoking rate by 2025.
Chicken pox vaccine must be included in routine immunisation without delay – Burke
The chicken pox vaccine must be included in routine childhood immunisation without delay, a Fine Gael TD has said.
RTÉ must inform taxpayer of Patrick Kielty’s Late Late Show salary – Burke
RTÉ must outline how much it is paying Patrick Kielty to present the Late Late Show, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Critical shortage of radiation therapists must be addressed urgently – Burke
While progress has been made in the expansion of healthcare education in Cork, action must be taken to address to increase the number of radiation therapists in Ireland, a Fine Gael TD said.
Critical shortfall of radiation therapists must be addressed – Burke
The critical shortage of radiation therapists across the country must be addressed before more people retire, a Fine Gael TD has said.