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11.3.2015 In 2013, the Department of Health, in conjunction with Northern Ireland, commissioned the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group (SARG) at the University of Sheffield to conduct a health impact assessment as part of the process of developing a legislative basis for minimum unit pricing.  The...
12.3.2015 Tobacco Free Ireland was the first policy document to be launched under the Healthy Ireland framework and sets a target for Ireland to be tobacco free (i.e. with a smoking prevalence rate of less than 5%) by the year 2025. Tobacco Free Ireland has over 60 recommendations and the Action...
4.2.2015   A Bill to provide for:1) Health labelling of alcohol products2) Minimum unit pricing for retailing of alcohol products3) Regulation of marketing and advertising of alcohol4) Enforcement powers for Environmental Health Officers Download document here
18.12.2012 Local Drugs Task Forces were established following the report of the Ministerial Task Force on Measures to Reduce the Demand for Drugs (1996). There are 14 Local Drugs Task Forces, 12 in Dublin, 1 in Cork and 1 in Bray. There are also 10 Regional Drugs Task Forces. Task Forces include...
18.3.2015 Lifetime Community Rating is being introduced to encourage people to take out private health insurance at a younger age and thereby help in controlling premium inflation across the market. From 1 May next there will be â?~late entry loadingsâ?T for those aged 35 and over who havenâ?Tt...
Subject: Food poverty
The Healthy Food Made Easy course offers great advice on healthy food and practical tips to use on a daily basis. The course is free of charge supported by the Health Service Executive and has been a great success in the area. Along with information about eating healthily, there are group...
Subject: Food poverty
Healthy Food Made Easy is a peer led 6 week cookery and nutrition course. This course is primarily funded by the HSE in response to the growing number of food related illnesses. Initiative Type Nutrition Education and Training Programmes Location Dublin 17 Funding HSE, also funding...
Subject: Food poverty
Healthy Food Made Easy is a peer led food and nutrition programme.   The 6-week course is available to individuals and community groups in the area.  It is aimed at supporting people who are interested in healthier eating particularly where cost is a consideration.   The project is funded...
24.6.2015 Connecting for Life is Ireland's National Strategy to reduce suicide (2015-2020). The development of the strategy was a collaborative and inclusive process. Some of the most important contributions to the development of â?~Connecting for Lifeâ?T came from our public consultation...
11.6.2015 On 22nd December 2014, the Department of Health commenced a public consultation on the scope for private health insurance to incorporate additional primary care services. The aim of the consultation was to examine the scope for private health insurers to cover a fuller range of services...

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