28 January 2016: Report on the Role of Advocacy in Health and Social Care Services in Ireland 

This Report explains the role of advocacy in the Irish Health and Social Services and examines different advocacy models in other countries.  It has identified a number of issues that need consideration at national level.

24 November 2015: Report on the Pre-Leg. Scrutiny of the Adoption(Information and Tracing) Bill

The Report arisies out of the findings from a number of consultative meetings in which the Committee engaged with experts and concerned stakeholders. The Committee has identified a number of important issues that need to be addressed in the preparation of the proposed legislation in this very sensitive area.

9 October 2015Report on the Cost of Prescription Drugs in Ireland

The Report makes a number of recommendations that are intended to reduce the long-term cost of pharmaceutical drugs, and increase the use of generic drugs in Ireland. 

  • 22 June 2015: Report on Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015
    New legislation on alcohol labelling should be treated in a similar fashion to tobacco legislation, to include clear, graphic and standardised health warnings for maximum effect, according to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children.
  • 17 June 2015: Report on the Cost of Medical Indemnity Insurance
    The Government should require parties to consider mediation, or other alternative dispute mechanisms at an early stage in medical negligence cases in order to curb indemnity costs, according to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children.
  • 17 December 2014: Report on Concussion in Sport December 2014
    The Government needs to develop a coherent strategy to reduce the risk of injuries from sports concussion. Any sportsperson experiencing or diagnosed with concussion should be immediately removed from play, regardless of pitch-side assessments, according to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children. And sporting organisations, schools and medics need to do more work to roll-out standard guidelines on Return to Play rules.

17 July 2014: Report on General Scheme of the Aftercare Bill 2014

Report on General Scheme of the Aftercare Bill 2014

 

15 July 2014: Report on End of Life and Palliative Care in Ireland

Report on End of Life and Palliative Care in Ireland, Volume 1

Report on End of Life and Palliative Care in Ireland, Volume 2 part A

Report on End of Life and Palliative Care in Ireland, Volume 2 part B

Report on End of Life and Palliative Care in Ireland, Volume 2 part C

Report on End of Life and Palliative Care in Ireland, Volume 2 part D

Report on End of Life and Palliative Care in Ireland, Volume 2 part E

Report on End of Life and Palliative Care in Ireland, Volume 2 part F

 

3 April 2014 - Report on the General Scheme of the Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill 2013

Public Health SPT Bill Vol 1

Public Health SPT Bill Vol 2 part 1

Public Health SPT Bill Vol 2 part 2

 

  • 30 May 2013: Report Volume 1
    Report on Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 (Heads of) following the hearing of 17, 20 and 21 May 2013
  • 30 May 2013: Report Volume 2
    Report on Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013 (Heads of) following the hearing of 17, 20 and 21 May 2013
  • 4 February 2013: Volume one
    Report on Health Hearings on the Implementation of the Government decision following the publication ofthe Expert Group Report on A, B, & C vs Ireland.
  • 4 February 2013: Volume two
    Report on Health Hearings on the Implementation of the Government decision following the publication ofthe Expert Group Report on A, B, & C vs Ireland.
  • 5 July 2012: Children First Report
    The Committee on Health and Children presented its report on a key piece of legislation on Children’s Rights to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald TD.

 

Special Rapporteur Reports