News from the Committee

28 January 16
Health Committee publishes Report on childcare

27 January 16
Health Committee to meet Chair Designate of Oberstown Detention Centre

21 January 16
Health Committee publishes Report on advocacy

20 January 16
Health Committee to discuss wellbeing & mental health

16 December 15
Health Committee to meet Emergency Department Taskforce

9 December 15
Minister for Children to address Health Committee

8 December 15
HSE to brief Health Committee on medical card service

7 December 15
Select Sub-Committee on Health to consider Supplementary Estimates for Public Services

2 December 15
Select sub Committee on Children & Youth Affairs to consider Supplementary Estimates 2015 

2 December 15
Health Committee to discuss HPV Vaccine

30 November 15
Health Committee to discuss advances in HIV treatment

24 November 15
Health Committee presents Pre-Legislative Scrutiny Report on new Adoption Bill to Minister for Children

24 November 15
Select sub Committee on Health to take Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2015

18 November 15
Health Committee to receive update on disability issues

11 November 15
Health Committee to discuss development of mental health services

4 November 15
Health Committee to meet key stakeholders on new Adoption Bill

21 October 15
Health Committee to continue Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of Adoption Bill

19 October 15
Health Committee to meet Chair Designate of Leopardstown Park Hospital

9 October 15
Health Committee Report calls for reduction in the long-term cost of pharmaceutical drugs

7 October 15
Health Committee to conduct Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of Adoption Bill

5 October 15
Minister for Health to give quarterly update to Health Committee

30 September 15
Health Committee to continue examination of maternity services

23 September 15
Masters of Coombe & Rotunda Maternity Hospitals to address Health Committee

22 July 15
HSE Officials to appear before Health Committee to discuss procurement practices

17 July 15
Health Committee to follow up on RTÉ Prime Time procurement exposé

16 July 15
Children’s Committee to meet with Tusla Chief Executive

15 July 15
Health Committee to consider improved approaches dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

13 July 15
Committee on Children to conclude discussions on developing quality and affordab

8 July 15
Health and Justice Committees to consider National Drugs Strategy

1 July 15
Committee to meet Minister for Children and Youth Affairs for Quarterly Update

30 June 15
Health Committee calls for registration backlog for nurses to be cleared

24 June 15
Health Committee to consider importance of pre-pregnancy folic acid supplementation

22 June 15
New alcohol legislation must include provision for robust labelling and code of conduct: Health Committee

17 June 15
Committee on Children to continue discussions on developing quality and affordable childcare

17 June 15
Mediation and open disclosure must be fostered to reduce medical indemnity costs: Health Committee

16 June 15
Health Committee to launch report on medical indemnity insurance

10 June 15
Committee on Children to continue discussions on developing quality and affordable childcare

8 June 15
Health Committee to consider Amnesty International Report on Ireland’s abortion laws

27 May 15
Health Committee to hear calls for Deafblindness to be recognised as a distinct disability

18 May 15
Portlaoise Bereaved Parents to appear before Health Committee

13 May 15
Minister Varadkar before Health Committee for quarterly update

12 May 15
Dáil Health sub-Committee to consider Health (General Practitioner Service) Bill 2015

8 May 15
HIQA to appear before Health Committee on Portlaoise Hospital Report

6 May 15
Children’s Committee to commence hearings on quality and affordable childcare

29 April 15
Sub-Committee on Children and Youth Affairs to debate Children First Bill

22 April 15
Minister Varadkar to appear before Health Committee on draft alcohol Bill

16 April 15
Health Committee welcomes progress on palliative care

15 April 15
Health Committee to consider intellectual disability and ageing

25 March 15
Health Committee to consider drug addiction and recovery models

23 March 15
Health Committee to continue hearings on draft alcohol legislation

23 March 15
Health Committee to hear from HSE on Section 38 Agency remuneration

11 March 15
Leading international expert to address Health Committee on draft alcohol legislation

11 March 15
Health Committee Chairman expresses disappointment over Alexion refusal to appear

9 March 15
Health Committee to commence hearings on draft alcohol legislation

4 March 15
Health Committee to consider the cost of prescription drugs with key stakeholders

25 February 15
Health Committee to mark National Rare Diseases Day

25 February 15
Children’s Committee welcomes appointment of Niall Muldoon as Children’s Ombudsman

18 February 15
Health Committee to meet VHI Chair Designate

16 February 15
Health sub-Committee to consider tobacco packaging legislation

13 February 15
Have your say: Health Committee invites submissions on Heads of Alcohol Bill

11 February 15
Health Committee to meet Minister Varadkar and HSE for quarterly update

9 February 15
Oireachtas Health Committee to discuss health issues with Stormont counterparts

4 February 15
Select Committee on Health to consider Revised Estimates

3 February 15
Select Committee on Children and Youth Affairs to consider Revised Estimates

28 January 15
Health and Children Committee to consider 2014 Report on Child Protection

26 January 15
Health Committee to continue consideration of rising costs of medical indemnity insurance

21 January 15
Health Committee to consider rising costs of medical indemnity insurance

21 January 15
EU Commissioner before Health Committee to discuss key priorities

14 January 15
Health Committee to meet Minister Varadkar on A&E overcrowding

17 December 14
Health Committee to consider implications of unregistered practitioners of cosmetic surgery

17 December 14
Health Committee calls for consistent and robust approach to dealing with concussion in sport

15 December 14
Health Committee to launch Report on Concussion in Sport

15 December 14
HSE before Health Committee to consider Áras Attracta issues

10 December 14
Health Committee to focus on health service issues for Irish diaspora

8 December 14
Health & Children Sub Committees to consider supplementary estimates

3 December 14
Deep Brain stimulation treatment and wheelchair access on Health Committee agenda

1 December 14
Health & Children Committee to focus on HIQA’s ambulance service review

1 December 14
Health & Children Committee to visit site of proposed Children’s Hospital

26 November 14
Health & Children Committee to focus on HIV issues

19 November 14
Health & Children Committee to attend Comhairle na nÓg national showcase

12 November 14
Health & Children Committee to receive update on children and youth issues

10 November 14
Health Sub Committee to focus on Protection of Children’s Health Bill

5 November 14
Health & Children Committee to focus on brain injuries and deep brain stimulation treatment

3 November 14
Health & Children Committee to receive update on child protection services

15 October 14
Health & Children Committee to discuss coping with stillbirth loss 

15 October 14
Health & Children Committee to focus on Ebola virus threat

9 October 14
Health & Children Committee to hold emergency meeting with Minister on Ebola virus threat

7 October 14
Health & Children Committee continues hearings on concussion in sport

6 October 14
Health Select Sub Committee to consider Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2014

1 October 14
Health & Children Committee to focus on concussion in sport

24 September 14
Health & Children Committee to meet chief executive of Tusla

21 July 14
Health Committee to hold hearings on HSE report on Section 38 and 39 Agencies and the impact on service delivery

17 July 14
Clearer definition of aftercare plan necessary - Health & Children Committee report

16 July 14
Minister for Children to give quarterly update to Health and Children Committee

16 July 14
Health & Children Committee to launch report on Heads of Aftercare Bill 2014

15 July 14
All hospitals should have strategies for dealing with palliative, end-of-life care and bereavement - Health Committee

14 July 14
Health Committee to launch report on end-of-life care

9 July 14
Health Committee to meet Health Minister and HSE Deputy Director General

2 July 14
Health Committee to focus on fertility, blindness and EU legislation

30 June 14
Health Committee to discuss the role of pharmacy sector

25 June 14
Committee on Health and Children to consider adoption in Ireland

23 June 14
Health Committee to focus on provision of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

18 June 14
Health Committee to consider Health (General Practitioner Service) Bill 2014

16 June 14
Health Committee to focus on Haddington Road Agreement with INMO

12 June 14
Health Committee calls for cancellation of obesity operations to be reversed

4 June 14
Health Committee to discuss HIQA report on nursing homes

4 June 14
Health Committee to discuss HIQA report on nursing homes

28 May 14
Health & Children Committee to discuss work of Comhairle na nÓg and National Youth Council

27 May 14
Health Committee to discuss IMO Help us to Help More Campaign

15 May 14
Health Committee has useful and productive meeting with HSE staff at medical card centre

13 May 14
Health Committee to visit medical card centre in Finglas

7 May 14
Health Committee to consider six-monthly EU Scrutiny Reports

7 May 14
Health Committee to consider six-monthly EU Scrutiny Reports

2 May 14
Health Committee to consider Health Service Executive (Financial Matters) Bill 2013

30 April 14
Health Committee to consider Health Identifiers Bill 2013

16 April 14
Minister for Children to give quarterly update to Health and Children Committee

14 April 14
Health Committee receives HSE report on Section 38 Agencies

14 April 14
Health Committee to consider Public Health (Sunbeds) Bill

9 April 14
Health Committee to focus on Sickle Cell Disease and Chronic Pain Management

3 April 14
Health Committee publishes report on tobacco plain packaging Bill

2 April 14
Health Committee to publish report on Tobacco plain packaging Bill

2 April 14
Health Committee to meet Health Minister and HSE Director General

31 March 14
Health and Children Committee to consider Heads of Aftercare Bill 2014

26 March 14
Cancellation of Health and Children Committee meeting with Minister for Children

12 March 14
Health Committee to hold hearings on suicide

5 March 14
Health Committee to consider Early Years Strategy

5 March 14
Health Committee to focus on Chief Medical Officer’s report into perinatal deaths at Portlaoise Hospital

26 February 14
Health Committee to mark National Rare Diseases Day as it meets with groups dealing with rare diseases

24 February 14
Health Committee to focus on National Ambulance Service

19 February 14
Health Committee to focus on childcare

17 February 14
Health Committee to focus on the situation in Mount Carmel Hospital

12 February 14
Health Committee to conclude hearings on tobacco packaging bill

10 February 14
Health Committee to focus on neurological health issues

5 February 14
Health Committee to continue hearings on tobacco packaging bill

4 February 14
Health Committee welcomes investigation into baby deaths at Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise

29 January 14
Health Committee to continue hearings on tobacco packaging bill

27 January 14
Health Sub-Committee to consider 2014 revised estimates

23 January 14
Health Committee to contact Section 39 organisations in relation to funding and remuneration

22 January 14
Health Committee to start hearings on tobacco packaging bill

13 January 14
Health Committee to discuss Health Service Executive Plan 2014 with Minister

10 January 14
Health Committee seeks submissions on tobacco packaging legislation

18 December 13
Minister for Children to attend Health and Children Committee

11 December 13
Health Sub Committee to discuss supplementary estimates

9 December 13
Health Committee to focus on EU legislative proposals

4 December 13
Health Committee to discuss tobacco packaging

4 December 13
Health Committee to focus on HIV AIDS strategy

2 December 13
Health Sub-Committee to consider Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2013

27 November 13
Health Committee to focus on Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2013

25 November 13
Health Committee to focus on HIQA Corporate Plan 2013-2015

20 November 13
Health Sub Committee to discuss Health (Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) (No.2) Bill

20 November 13
Health Committee to discuss treatment and prevention of Lyme Disease

18 November 13
Health Committee to discuss 6th Report of Special Rapporteur on Child Protection

13 November 13
Health Committee to conclude hearings on end of life care

6 November 13
Health Committee to continue hearings on end of life care

4 November 13
Health Committee to resume hearings on end of life care

23 October 13
Sub Committee to resume committee stage of Child and Family Agency Bill 2013

23 October 13
Health Committee to begin hearings on end of life care

21 October 13
Sub Committee to discuss Child and Family Agency Bill 2013

16 October 13
Health Committee to meet Health Minister and HSE Director General

9 October 13
Minister for Children to appear before Health Committee

1 October 13
Opt-out system can increase rate of organ donation - Health Committee report

25 September 13
Committee on Health and Children to hear pre-budget submissions

23 September 13
Irish Medicines Board to appear before Health Committee

11 September 13
Health Committee to receive update from HIQA on its work programme

11 September 13
Health Committee to receive update from HIQA on its work programme

24 July 13
Health Committee to meet Health Minister and HSE Director General designate

22 July 13
Health Committee to meet Chairperson Designate of Child and Family Agency

17 July 13
Minister for Children to appear before Health Committee

16 July 13
Health Committee to discuss young people in detention with Emily Logan

15 July 13
Health Committee to discuss Cochlear Ear Implants

11 July 13
Health Committee meeting with Emily Logan cancelled

10 July 13
Health Committee to discuss young people in detention with Emily Logan

9 July 13
Sub-Committee on Children and Youth Affairs to discuss revised estimates

9 July 13
Sub-Committee on Health to discuss revised estimates

3 July 13
Health Committee to focus on transgender health issues

2 July 13
Health Select Sub-Committee to discuss Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013

26 June 13
Health Committee to discuss role of public health nurses

12 June 13
Health Committee to resume hearings on childhood obesity

10 June 13
Health Committee to discuss childcare concerns and standards with Minister for Children

10 June 13
Health Committee to focus on recruitment and employment conditions for Non Consultant Hospital Doctors

30 May 13
Health Committee presents report on Heads of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill to Minister

30 May 13
Health Committee to raise crèche concerns with Minister for Children

22 May 13
Health Committee to meet Health Minister and HSE Director General designate

21 May 13
Closing Statement of Jerry Buttimer TD Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children

17 May 13
Opening Statement – Jerry Buttimer TD, Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children

15 May 13
Health Committee finalises witness list for hearings on the Heads of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013

2 May 13
Health Committee to hold hearings on the Heads of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013

1 May 13
Health Committee to meet in private to discuss programme of work on Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013

24 April 13
Health Committee to continue discussions on organ donation

22 April 13
Health Sub-Committee to consider Health Service Executive Governance Bill 2012

18 April 13
Minister for Children to appear before Health Committee

17 April 13
Health Committee to discuss organ donation

27 March 13
Health Committee to discuss State Dental Schemes with Irish Dental Association

20 March 13
Health Committee continues hearings on childhood poverty

13 March 13
Health Committee to continue hearings on childhood poverty

11 March 13
Health Committee to begin hearings on childhood poverty

6 March 13
Health Committee to HSE 2013 service plan and medical cards with HSE Director General designate

4 March 13
Health Committee to discuss employment conditions of non consultant hospital doctors with HSE and IMO

27 February 13
Health Committee to discuss the establishment of the Child and Family Support Agency

20 February 13
Health Committee to discuss health insurance with insurers

13 February 13
Operation Transformation experts to address Health Committee on tackling obesity

6 February 13
Health Committee to discuss lung health promotion with Irish Lung Health Alliance

4 February 13
Health Sub-Committee to discuss Public Health (Tobacco) (Amendment) Bill 2013 with Minister

31 January 13
Health Committee presents report on hearings to Minister for Health

31 January 13
Health Committee to hand report on hearings to Minister for Health

23 January 13
Health Committee to discuss staffing levels study with INMO

9 January 13
Health Committee to hold hearings with Churches and Advocacy Groups

8 January 13
Health Committee to hold legal hearings tomorrow

7 January 13
Health Committee to hold three days of hearings this week

21 December 12
Health Committee to hold three days of hearings in January

19 December 12
Health Committee to discuss issues in relation to Gardasil Vaccine (HPV) and Meningococcal Group B Vaccine

12 December 12
Health Committee to discuss Cystic Fibrosis unit in St Vincent’s Hospital

11 December 12
Health sub-committee to discuss supplementary estimates

5 December 12
Fibromyalgia Sufferers of Ireland and Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland to appear before Health Committee

28 November 12
Health and Children Ministers to appear before sub-committees

26 November 12
Minister of Health to attend Health Committee for the Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2012

21 November 12
Health Committee to meet with Irish Premature Babies Organisation and Comhairle na nÓg

20 November 12
Health Committee extends sympathies to Halappanavar family

19 November 12
Oireachtas Health Committee to meet with Health Minister and HSE CEO

15 November 12
Health Committee agrees amended motion supporting efforts to reduce smoking on Leinster House campus

14 November 12
Health Committee to resume hearings on childhood obesity

8 November 12
Health Committee to seek information from HSE on pregnancy counselling services allegations

8 November 12
Minister of Health to attend Health Committee for the Health and Social Care Professionals (Amendment) Bill 2012

7 November 12
Health Committee to discuss pre-budget submissions with health interest groups

6 November 12
Health Committee welcomes decision on Children’s Hospital

24 October 12
Health Committee to examine health insurance sector in Ireland

18 October 12
Health Committee calls for yes vote in Children’s Referendum

17 October 12
Minister for Children to appear before Health Committee

10 October 12
Health Committee continues hearings on tackling childhood obesity

3 October 12
Health Committee to resume hearings on tackling childhood obesity

27 September 12
Health Committee calls for ‘Sale of Alcohol’ Bill to be brought forward

26 September 12
Health Committee to discuss role of Irish Medicines Board

19 September 12
Health Committee to receive update from Secretary General of Dept of Health

25 July 12
PIP Implants - Health Committee criticises Harley Medical Group

24 July 12
Committee to meet Chairperson Designate of the National Education Welfare Board

18 July 12
Health Committee to receive update on DePuy hip replacement recall

11 July 12
Health Committee to receive update on children and youth issues from Minister

5 July 12
Committee on Health and Children presents report on Children First Bill to Minister

4 July 12
Committee on Health and Children to discuss key research on family life

25 June 12
Health Committee to discuss Children First Bill with teachers’ unions

20 June 12
Health & Children Committee to hold urgent meeting with Minister on Child Death Report

18 June 12
Health Committee to discuss Children First Bill with IMO and Irish Association of Social Workers

13 June 12
Oireachtas Health Committee to meet with Health Minister and HSE CEO

11 June 12
Health Committee to continue hearings on Children First Bill

23 May 12
Health Committee to discuss delays in processing medical cards

21 May 12
HIQA to discuss Tallaght Hospital Report with Health Committee

17 May 12
Health Committee to discuss report into Tallaght Hospital when it meets with HIQA next week

14 May 12
Health Committee to resume hearings into Children First Bill

9 May 12
Sport and Youth Bodies to attend Health & Children Committee on Children First Bill 

8 May 12
Health Committee to continue hearings on Children First Bill

3 May 12
Clinics involved in providing PIP silicone breast implants to be invited before Health Committee

2 May 12
Health Committee to discuss PIP silicone breast implants with Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan

30 April 12
Health Committee to discuss Children First Bill

26 April 12
Health Committee to seek submissions on Children First Bill

25 April 12
Health Committee to discuss tackling childhood obesity with medical experts

18 April 12
Health Committee to discuss tackling childhood obesity through sport

28 March 12
Health Committee to discuss PIP silicone breast implants issue with Irish Medicines Board

25 April 12
Health Committee to discuss tackling childhood obesity with medical experts

18 April 12
Health Committee to discuss tackling childhood obesity through sport

28 March 12
Health Committee to discuss PIP silicone breast implants issue with Irish Medicines Board

21 March 12
Health Committee to discuss medical card application process with Minister and HSE

15 March 12
Health Committee Chairman welcomes Minister’s commitment to bring forward health bill to address alcohol misuse

7 March 12
Health Committee to meet with Family Support Agency and Children’s Detention Schools Board

2 March 12
Health Committee has positive and constructive meeting at HSE Medical Card Centre in Finglas

29 February 12
Health Committee to discuss cross-border co-operation on health with Northern Ireland counterparts

28 February 12
Health Committee to mark National Rare Disease Day as it meets with groups dealing with rare diseases

22 February 12
Health Committee to discuss impact of early retirement on health sector with Ministers and HSE

16 February 12
Health Committee welcomes commitment to hold Children’s Referendum this year

1 February 12
Irish Advocacy Network to address Health Committee

24 January 12
Advertising ban on alcohol products necessary

19 January 12
HIQA to appear before Health Committee

15 December 11
Oireachtas Health Committee completes its examination of effects of alcohol marketing on Young People

7 December 11 
Oireachtas Health Committee to resume meeting with Health Minister and HSE CEO

1 December 11
Health Committee Chairman calls for end to VAT refunds on below cost sales

30 November 11
Health Committee to continue its examination of alcohol marketing

23 November 11
Health Minister and HSE CEO to appear before Oireachtas Health Committee

24 October 2011
Health Committee to discuss effects of alcohol marketing on Young People

20 October 2011
Health Committee will continue its examination of the issue of non-consultant hospital doctors

12 October 2011
Health Committee to continue its examination of the issue of non-consultant hospital doctors

10, October 2011
Health Committee to be briefed on the nutritional value of certain foods

5 October 2011
Health Committee to discuss the issue of non-consultant hospital doctors with Minister for Health, James Reilly, TD

28 September 2011
Health Committee to hear Government’s Priorities For Disability, Mental Health and Older People
 

22 September 2011
People can become addicted to alcohol for less than €10 per week, Health Committee is told


21 September 2011 
Health Committee to discuss illegal drug use with Minister of State, Roisin Shortall, TD and the National Advisory Committee on Drugs


7 September 2011
Health Committee to discuss drug abuse with Aislinn Adolescent Addiction Centre and Spunout
 

27 July 2011 
Oireachtas Health and Children Committee to Visit Ireland First Children’s Hospice 

20 July 2011 
Health Minister and CEO Boss to Make First Appearance at Oireachtas Committee 

20 July 2011
Jerry Buttimer TD Elected Chair of Oireachtas Health and Children Committee

18 July 2011 
Ministers Reilly and Fitzgerald to Attend Oireachtas Health Committee to Consider Estimates for Public Services