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Many of the 151,932 Patients on Hospital Waiting List in Midlands-North-West Euro Constituency can Access Cross Border Treatment

Date: June 23, 2015

Category: Euro/Finance, News Article, Health

The implementation of the European Cross Border Healthcare Directive will mean that the HSE will pay for treatments for patients who currently have to endure ongoing lengthy waiting lists.[more]

Donegal - Age Friendly

Date: June 8, 2015

Category: News Article, Health

"The HSE and other voluntary groups across Donegal deserve high praise for the fact that a higher percentage of older people are living in the community, in their own homes, in their own place than is the case in other counties."...[more]

Harkin Urges Health Policy on Vision

Date: October 8, 2014

Category: News Article, Health

Five people go blind in Ireland every week and more than half of all blindness is preventable[more]

EU Cross Border Healthcare Directive might help ease Outpatient Waiting List

Date: October 2, 2014

Category: News Article, Health

Recent figures have shown that 111,208 people are on a waiting lists in Cavan, Monaghan, Galway, Louth, Donegal, Mayo, Meath, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Offaly, Laois & Westmeath.[more]

Electricity Regulator Exceeding its Remit

Date: September 12, 2014

Category: News Article, Health, Environment & Energy

Harkin questions Regulator on Pylon Health Issues[more]

EirGrid Undergrounding Study must include all Costs and Benefits

Date: June 23, 2014

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy, Health

Any cost benefit analysis of over and undergrounding of high voltage electricity cables must place as much emphasis on factors such as landscape and health as it does on the cost of materials and installation.[more]

Harkin Slates Minister on Navan Hospital

Date: May 18, 2014

Category: News Article, Health

The fact that Minister for Health James Reilly, in opposition, stood on a platform in Navan to denounce proposed reductions in services in Navan Hospital, but now plans to do the opposite , was the unacceptable face of Party...[more]

EirGrid Accused of Misrepresentation on Health Issues

Date: April 30, 2014

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy, Health

The transmissions Manager of EirGrid Brendan Murray has been accused of deliberately misrepresenting the views expressed by an An Bord Pleanala Inspector in regard to possible health issues arising from Electro Magnetic Field...[more]

MEP Calls for Shingles Vaccine for Elderly

Date: April 9, 2014

Category: News Article, Health, Carers

Shingles could be prevented in many cases if citizens in the Republic have access to the same treatment as their counterparts in Northern Ireland"[more]

Reduction of Paediatric Diabetes Services in Letterkenny is a Denial of Access to Basic Healthcare

Date: March 2, 2014

Category: News Article, Health

Following a meeting with concerned families from the Donegal Diabetes Parent Support Group, Marian Harkin MEP called on Minister Reilly and the HSE to immediately ensure a Paediatric Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist in...[more]

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