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Marian calls on Commission to Finish Tobacco Legislation

Date: October 24, 2012

Category: News Article, Health

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (24 October) joined Irish colleagues urging the EU Commission to complete tobacco legislation which appears to have stalled following the resignation of John Dalli as EU Health Commissioner...[more]

Harkin calls for preventative action on World Sight Day

Date: October 11, 2012

Category: News Article, Health

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (11 October) participated in World Sight Day, calling for targeted awareness campaigns on preventable sight conditions. Harkin noted that National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI)...[more]

Harkin applauds St. Angela's role in EU Healthcare Legislation

Date: October 8, 2012

Category: News Article, Health, Employment

St. Angela's College, Sligo, has played and continues to play a significant role in ensuring that healthcare professionals who travel across borders deliver good outcomes in patient safety.This was stated by Independent MEP...[more]

Harkin Calls for Publication of Cregg House Report

Date: June 14, 2012

Category: News Article, Disability Rights, Health

A decision has been forced on the Daughters of Wisdom order at Cregg House to cease the provision of service as despite a positive analysis of equivalent Cregg House and HSE costs, the HSE has declined to provide the level of...[more]

European Commission Rejects MEP Plea for Common Sense on Health Claims

Date: May 24, 2012

Category: News Article, Health

Earlier this month, 22 Members of the European Parliament signed a letter drafted by Marian Harkin MEP on the health claims issue - a complicated legislative matter which the Ireland North & West MEP has been following...[more]

HSE cannot absolve itself of Cregg House responsibility

Date: April 17, 2012

Category: News Article, Disability Rights, Health

The HSE has a statutory responsibility to provide services for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities and as such must immediately re-engage in meaningful and substantive discussions with the Daughters of Wisdom in...[more]

Marian calls for MEP veto of "inappropriate" EU health claims list

Date: February 9, 2012

Category: News Article, Health

Speaking at a February 2012 hearing of the EU Parliament's Environment Committee, Marian called for MEPs to reject the European Commission's controversial Health Claims Register.[more]

College of Surgeons Must come off the Fence on Bahrain Issue

Date: October 13, 2011

Category: News Article, Health

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland must come off the fence and support the campaign for justice for doctors and other medical personnel convicted in a military court in Bahrain.  This call was made in the European...[more]

HIQA Report Must be Published

Date: July 13, 2011

Category: News Article, Health

The content and timing of the HIQA Report on Roscommon Hospital had to be published immediately and independently assessed if it was not to be treated as part of a long running government strategy to close hospital services...[more]

MEP Demands Publication of Roscommon Hospital Report

Date: July 6, 2011

Category: News Article, Health

Independent MEP Marian Harkin  has described as astounding the admission by Dr. David O’Keeffe, Clinical Director of the HSE West that he did not have access to an unpublished report which suggested that the risk to...[more]

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