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Harkin Call for Urgent Action on Roscommon Water Problems

Date: October 31, 2013

Category: News Article, Health

If Minister for the Environment Mr. Phil Hogan is prepared to give a commitment for a date on which water will be removed from Co. Roscommon to satisfy demand in Dublin he should be prepared to remove obstacles in his department...[more]

Minister Reilly fails to transpose EU legislation on Cross Border Healthcare

Date: October 30, 2013

Category: News Article, Health

Minister James Reilly should immediately move to implement legislation on Cross Border Healthcare which would enable Irish citizens to avail of healthcare in another EU country and have their costs reimbursed up to the cost of...[more]

Harkin Lauds Enniscrone Seaweed Festival at Opening

Date: October 21, 2013

Category: Health, News Article

If Ballina can be described as the salmon capital of Ireland there was every reason to describe Enniscrone as the Seaweed Capital of Ireland.[more]

Ban on MRI scanners averted - patients to benefit, says Harkin

Date: June 10, 2013

Category: Health, News Article

Independent MEP Marian Harkin hailed "important new EU legislation which will ensure that patients can continue to benefit from the vital use of MRI scanners".[more]

ADHD has a Real Impact on Society and must be fully Recognised

Date: April 26, 2013

Category: News Article, Health

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (April 26) said that ADHD is "one of the most neglected of all mental health disorders, and it is high time Irish society took the diagnosis and treatment of it as seriously as it...[more]

Screen and Diagnose Depression in Irish Workplaces

Date: March 7, 2013

Category: News Article, Health

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (7 March) called on the Irish government to "take heed of compelling European statistics and provide means to prevent, screen and diagnose depression in the workplace". Harkin, a...[more]

MEP Urges Women to Avail of Cervical Cancer Screening

Date: January 27, 2013

Category: News Article, Health

Regular cervical screening stops cervical cancer before it starts. This was stated by Independent MEP Marian Harkin, Co-Chair of the European Parliament’s Cervical Cancer Interest Group in the context of European Cervical Cancer...[more]

Increase Diabetes Screening Now

Date: November 14, 2012

Category: News Article, Health

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (14 November) called on the HSE to "immediately honour its commitments concerning eye screening and footcare in order to combat the increase in diabetes-related health issues in...[more]

Three Country Health Research Study Launched in Galway

Date: November 5, 2012

Category: News Article, Health

A study involving panels of patients and other lay people, and funded by the European Union, has pointed the way towards developing new and innovative research methods to develop new treatments for diseases such as...[more]

Make prevention of AF Strokes a National Healthcare Priority

Date: October 24, 2012

Category: News Article, Health

Brussels, Belgium – October 24, 2012 – Ahead of World Stroke Day 2012 (October 29), four  Irish MEPs have joined many other EU policy makers as well as over 90 Medical and Patient Organisations, and more than 100,000 people,...[more]

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