News & Statements
Legal age for sale of tobacco and e-cigarettes should be raised to 21– Colm Burke TD
Increasing the age of tobacco and nicotine-inhaling product purchases from 18 years of age to 21 was one of the key proposals from a recent report from the Tobacco 21 Alliance
National information campaign required for prostate cancer – Burke
A far-reaching information campaign could be the key when it comes to identifying early-stage prostate cancer, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Ireland must take the lead on capping level of nicotine in cigarettes – Burke
Fine Gael Spokesperson on Health, Deputy Colm Burke, referenced an announcement from the US Government who are seeking a cap on the level of nicotine in cigarettes and other finished tobacco products, with formal legislative proposals expected in 2023.
New breast cancer campaign highlights importance of early intervention – Burke
October is breast cancer awareness month and a new campaign will prove critical in heightening awareness and encouraging regular checking, a Fine Gael TD has said.
New meningitis vaccination campaign needed to alert public of symptoms – Burke
A new information campaign is required to inform the public about the importance of vaccinating against meningitis following recent Irish cases, said a Fine Gael TD.
Abolished hospital charges monumental for access and affordability
The removal of hospital inpatient charges for all public patients is a monumental step towards ensuring greater access and affordability, two Fine Gael politicians have said.
Ireland the best EU country in which to grow old – Burke
Ireland has been ranked as the best country in the EU, and one of the best countries in the world, in which to grow old, a Fine Gael TD has said.
New analysis shows effectiveness of welfare and policies in helping households – Burke
New analysis of income inequality shows the effectiveness of Ireland’s social welfare system and other key policies in helping people and families, a Fine Gael TD said.
University in Derry would encourage larger North-South student exchange programme – Burke
A standalone university in Derry would promote and better facilitate a larger programme of North-South student exchanges, according to Fine Gael TD Colm Burke.
Remove VAT from lifesaving defibrillators to protect communities across the country – Burke
Removing VAT from lifesaving defibrillators would help to protect communities across the country, the Fine Gael Health Spokesperson Colm Burke has said.