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[Department of Health] Ministers for Health discuss alcohol and drug use with British counterparts. (15 Nov 2019)

[Department of Health] Minister Harris and Minister Byrne welcome first restrictions on advertising of alcohol that become law today. (12 Nov 2019)

[Department of Health] Minister for Health welcomes Government approval to draft a Public Health (Tobacco and Nicotine Inhaling Products) Bill. (22 Oct 2019)

[Department of Health] Minister Byrne announces €2.28m for 12 strategic initiatives to implement the National Drugs Strategy. (17 Sep 2019)

[Department of Health] Launch of Government proposals for a health-led approach to possession of drugs for personal use. Speech by Minister Catherine Byrne. (02 Aug 2019)

[Department of Health] Ministers Harris, Flanagan, and Byrne announce health-led approach to the possession of drugs for personal use.. (02 Aug 2019)

[Department of Health] Speech by Minister Harris launch of health diversion approach for drug use. (02 Aug 2019)

[Department of Health] Medical Cannabis Access Programme launch enables compassionate access to cannabis for medical reasons. (26 Jun 2019)

[Department of Health] Ministers for Health welcome the decision to host Global Alcohol Policy Conference in Dublin. (26 Mar 2019)

[Department of Health] Drug related deaths figures highlight the importance of a public health approach to drug and alcohol misuse – Minister Catherine Byrne. (08 Mar 2019)

[Department of Health] Minister Catherine Byrne announces additional funding of €1million for implementation of the National Drugs Strategy. (07 Mar 2019)

[Department of Health] Minister Byrne launches Tobacco Free Fingal: A Toolkit for a Tobacco-Free Community. (06 Mar 2019)

[Department of Health] Ministers publish first set of data on gambling in Ireland. (27 Feb 2019)

[Department of Health] Minister Byrne opens National Forum on promoting best practice in drug and alcohol addiction services. (12 Nov 2018)

[Department of Health] Minister for Health signs 23 sections of the Public Health Alcohol Bill into effect. (05 Nov 2018)

[Department of Health] Slaintecare top priority in health budget 2019. (10 Oct 2018)

[Department of Health] Minister Byrne welcomes passing of historic Public Health Alcohol Bill through the Dáil. (04 Oct 2018)

[Department of Health] Drugs survey reveals that levels of recent drug use has risen slightly. (14 Sep 2018)

[Department of Health] Minister Harris and Minister Byrne publish 2017 Annual Report of Tobacco Free Ireland Action Plan. (25 Jul 2018)

[Department of Health] Minister for Health launches new online information repository on medical cannabis. (17 Jul 2018)

[Department of Health] Minister Byrne announces €1 million in once-off funding for addiction services in Q4 of 2018. (29 Jun 2018)

[Department of Health] Consultation on personal possession of illegal drugs. (01 Jun 2018)

[Department of Health] Public consultation launched on personal possession of illegal drugs. (01 Jun 2018)

[Department of Health] Minister Daly launches Mental Health Reform e-mental health report. (16 May 2018)

[Department of Health] Dublin wins bid to host major international conference to tackle tobacco. (14 Mar 2018)

[Department of Health] The future of cigarette packets is here and it’s plain. (22 Feb 2018)

[Department of Health] Minister for Health marks World Cancer Day. (03 Feb 2018)

[Department of Health] Minister Byrne welcomes results of study on problem opiate use in Ireland highlighting a reduction in the number of young people commencing opiate use. (22 Dec 2017)

[Department of Health] Minister Byrne announces establishment of a Working Group to consider alternative approaches to the possession of drugs for personal use. (30 Nov 2017)

[Department of Health] Misuse of Drugs (supervision of prescription and supply of methadone and medicinal products containing buprenorphine authorised for opioid substitution treatment) regulations 2017 SI No. 522 of 2017. (28 Nov 2017)

[Department of Health] Minister Catherine Byrne launches third annual Healthy Ireland Survey. (24 Oct 2017)

[Department of Health] Better access, more help for families and more supports for disability, mental health, and older and vulnerable people, in Budget 2018. (11 Oct 2017)

[Department of Health] Minister of State Catherine Byrne TD launches the National Clinical Effectiveness Guideline on Hepatitis C Screening. (28 Jul 2017)

[Department of Health] Minister Catherine Byrne attends EPSCO informal meeting of EU Health Ministers in Tallinn. (21 Jul 2017)

[Department of Health] Taoiseach launches “Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery – a health led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025”. (17 Jul 2017)

[Department of Health] Opening statement by Minister for Health Simon Harris TD at the Joint Committee on Health, 28th June 2017. (28 Jun 2017)

[Department of Health] World No Tobacco Day – WHO award for the Department of Health. (31 May 2017)

[Department of Health] New Network launched by Taoiseach to help spread Healthy Ireland message. (18 May 2017)

[Department of Health] Ireland’s first Supervised Injecting Facility a step closer as legislation passes all stages in the Oireachtas. (10 May 2017)

[Department of Health] Commencement of the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Act 2016 and associated Ministerial Regulations and Orders. (03 May 2017)

[Department of Health] Minister Harris announces ‘pivotal step’ on medicinal cannabis access programme – prescribers, patients and pharmacists to draw up guidance for the safe use of cannabis-based treatments for qualifying patients. (29 Mar 2017)

[Department of Health] Standardised Packaging of Tobacco to be signed into law, to come into force in September. (29 Mar 2017)

[Department of Health] Minister Corcoran Kennedy launches new HSE website Askaboutalcohol.ie and encourages everyone to manage their own drinking. (07 Mar 2017)

[Department of Health] Statement from Minister Harris: Cannabis for medical reasons. (06 Mar 2017)

[Department of Health] Department of Health: Update on progress re Cannabis for medical reasons. (01 Mar 2017)

[Department of Health] Minister Byrne welcomes the release of the Regional results of the 2014/15 drugs survey. (24 Feb 2017)

[Department of Health] Speech by Minister Catherine Byrne at the launch of Monaghan drugs and alcohol strategy 2017-2021. (21 Feb 2017)

[Department of Health] Alcohol is having a devastating impact on our young people’s mental health – Minister McEntee. (15 Feb 2017)

[Department of Health] Minister Harris publishes ‘milestone’ report on cannabis for medical use. (10 Feb 2017)

[Department of Health] Ireland’s first Supervised Injecting Facility to provide safe harbour and medical help for chronic drug users. (07 Feb 2017)

[Department of Health] Minister Corcoran Kennedy highlights the importance of price measures in changing behaviour in relation to cigarettes, alcohol and unhealthy diets. (17 Jan 2017)

[Department of Health] Minister Marcella Corcoran Kennedy welcomes tobacco divestment by ISIF. (22 Dec 2016)

[Department of Health] Statement on Medicinal Cannabis Bill. (30 Nov 2016)

[Department of Health] Minister Corcoran Kennedy warns of the dangers of alcohol misuse to our mental health. (16 Nov 2016)

[Department of Health] Minister Corcoran Kennedy opens conference in the European Parliament on Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol. (09 Nov 2016)

[Department of Health] Statement from Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, regarding medicinal cannabis. (03 Nov 2016)

[Department of Health] Minister Marcella Corcoran Kennedy launches the second Healthy Ireland Survey of the nation’s health. (19 Oct 2016)

[Department of Health] Minister Catherine Byrne announces additional funding of €3m in Budget 2017 for drugs and social inclusion measures. (13 Oct 2016)

[Department of Health] Ministers welcome €14.6 billion health budget. (11 Oct 2016)

[Department of Health] Minister Marcella Corcoran Kennedy opens EU seminar about “public health policy and alcohol harm”. (27 Sep 2016)

[Department of Health] Ministers Marcella Corcoran Kennedy and Catherine Byrne Launch Ireland’s Report on the “European Schools Project on Alcohol & other Drugs in Ireland” (ESPAD). (20 Sep 2016)

[Department of Health] Minister Catherine Byrne TD announces a Public Consultation on the New National Drugs Strategy. (06 Sep 2016)

[Department of Health] Minister Marcella Corcoran Kennedy opens Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force conference ‘alcohol in Ireland – getting the measure of It’. (06 Sep 2016)

[Department of Health] Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2016 is passed by the Oireachtas. (21 Jul 2016)

[Department of Health] Minister Harris brings Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2016 before the Oireachtas. (23 Jun 2016)

[Department of Health] Statement by Minister Varadkar on the European Court of Justice ruling. (23 Dec 2015)

[Department of Health] Ó Ríordáin welcomes Government approval for medically supervised injection facilities. (16 Dec 2015)

[Department of Health] Govt approves ground-breaking legislation to tackle alcohol misuse – Varadkar. (09 Dec 2015)

[Department of Health] Minister Ó Ríordáin addresses the first meeting of the National Drugs Strategy Steering Committee. (09 Dec 2015)

[Department of Health] Statement by Minister Kathleen Lynch, TD on Mental Health priorities in 2016. (20 Nov 2015)

[Department of Health] Address by Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin T.D to the CityWide 20th Anniversary Conference. (12 Nov 2015)

[Department of Health] Health national lottery grants. (28 Oct 2015)

[Department of Health] Department of Health announces public consultation on revised European Tobacco Products Directive. (16 Oct 2015)

[Department of Health] Statement by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar on Minimum Unit Pricing. (03 Sep 2015)

[Department of Health] Minister Ó Ríordáin to host Think Tank on the National Drug Problem. (29 Jul 2015)

[Department of Health] €2.7m from Dormant Accounts Fund for substance abuse prevention initiatives and to support people with disabilities. (08 Jun 2015)

[Department of Health] Ministers welcome availability of life-saving antidote to heroin-related overdoses aimed at reducing drug-related deaths. (21 May 2015)

[Department of Health] Seanad statement – Alcohol awareness and related issues. (12 May 2015)

[Department of Health] Varadkar welcomes appointment of Ó Ríordáin as Minister of State with Responsibility for Drugs. (23 Apr 2015)

[Department of Health] Speech by Minister Varadkar – 3rd Alcohol Forum National Alcohol Conference. (22 Apr 2015)

[Department of Health] Government introduces emergency legislation following Court of Appeal judgment. (10 Mar 2015)

[Department of Health] Government publishes far-reaching measures to tackle alcohol misuse. (03 Feb 2015)

[Department of Health] Government declares certain substances to be controlled drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act. (16 Dec 2014)

[Department of Health] Statement by Varadkar on National Drug-Related Deaths Index. (15 Dec 2014)

[Department of Health] Minister White signs new regulations to provide for cannabis-based medicinal products. (11 Jul 2014)

[Department of Health] Minister White welcomes the inclusion of a Substance Misuse Measure in the Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2014. (08 Jul 2014)

[Department of Health] Minister Reilly honoured at WHO recognition for his fight against harm caused by tobacco. (29 May 2014)

[Department of Health] 10th anniversary of the workplace smoking ban in Ireland - Statement by Dr James Reilly, T.D., Minister for Health. (24 Mar 2014)

[Department of Health] Speech by Alex White TD Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Primary Care National Drugs Strategy Conference Dublin Castle. (16 Jan 2014)

[Department of Health] Europe gives the green light to Ireland’s standardised packaging plans. (18 Dec 2013)

Department of Health. [Department of Health] New research shows plain packaging makes smokers 70% more likely to find cigarettes less satisfying – Minister Reilly. (22 Jul 2013)

[Department of Health] Minister of State White participating in high level UN debate on drugs policy. (11 Mar 2013)

[Department of Health] Launch of Survey: Alcohol: Public Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviours (commissioned by the Health Research Board on behalf of the Department of Health from Ipsos MRBI). (11 Jul 2012)

[Department of Health] Minister Shortall chairs British Irish Council Ministerial Meeting on the Misuse of Drugs. (29 Jun 2012)

[Department of Health] Chief Medical Officer ask doctors to participate in the public debate on alcohol. (08 Feb 2012)

[Department of Health] Minister addresses first all-island alcohol conference. (26 Jan 2012)

[Department of Health] Minister of State with responsibility for Drugs Strategy, Róisín Shortall T.D. addresses the National Drugs Conference of Ireland. “Drug Interventions: What Works?”. (03 Nov 2011)

[Department of Health] Róisín Shortall, T.D, Minister of State at the Department of Health addresses the launch of the National Advisory Committee on Drugs Seminar. “A Family Affair?”. (18 Oct 2011)

[Department of Health] Minister Shortall launches Report on Responding to Benzodiazepine use in Ballymun. (21 Jun 2011)

Report

Ireland. Department of Health. (2018) Cannabis for medical use information for patients and healthcare professionals. Dublin: Department of Health.

Department of Health. (2017) Hepatitis C screening. National clinical guideline no. 15. Dublin: Department of Health.

Department of Health. (2016) Department of Health statement of strategy for the period 2016-2019. Dublin: Department of Health.

Department of Health. (2016) Departmental brief for Minister - May 2016. Dublin: Department of Health.

Evidence resource

Hammond, David [Department of Health] . (2014) Standardized packaging of tobacco products: evidence review. Dublin: Department of Health. 48 p.

Ireland. Department of Health. [Department of Health] (2013) How to conduct a literature search. Dublin: Department of Health. 13 p.

Conference or Workshop Item

Harris, Simon (2017) Speech by Simon Harris TD , Minister for Health. In: Launch of Reducing harm, supporting recovery – A health led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025., 17 July 2017, Dublin Castle.

Other

Department of Health. (2017) Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Act 2017. Government of Ireland, Dublin.

Department of Health. (2010) Criminal Justice (Psychoactive Substances) Act 2010. Department of Health.

This list was generated on Fri Dec 13 03:12:53 2019 GMT.