Day: June 13, 2017

Harty to abstain from voting for Varadkar as Taoiseach

Independent Clare deputy, Dr Michael Harty, has said that he will abstain from voting for Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach. Deputy Harty met with Minister Varadkar to discuss a number of national and local issues but said the responses received were not sufficient to persuade him to vote for the Fine Gael leader as Taoiseach.   Statement by Dr. Michael Harty TD, 13th June 2017 I have discussed a number of national and Clare based issues with Minister Leo Varadkar. Among other concerns, I emphasised the need to implement wide ranging reforms proposed in the Sláintecare report on...

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More Irish patients travelling abroad for care says Clune

Figures released to Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune show a significant rise in the uptake of the Cross Border Healthcare directive in the last 6 months of 2016. Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has welcomed a significant uptake in the number of Irish patients availing of the Cross Border Health Care directive in the latter half of 2016. In the first 6 months of 2016, just over 500,000 euro was spent by the HSE on paying for patient’s treatment abroad, whereas this grew to almost 2.5 million euros by the end of 2016. The directive allows any public patient in Ireland who is awaiting treatment to avail of that care in another EU member state and get the costs of the treatment reimbursed by the HSE. According to Clune, many patients on waiting lists still don’t know about this important EU led scheme, “Under this directive the HSE are required to cover the cost of a patient’s treatment if they can get that same treatment in another EU country – without waiting. So this may work for someone waiting for a hip replacements for example. The initial costs must be borne by the individual and he/she then seeks reimbursement for the cost of the healthcare upon return to Ireland. The patient must seek approval from the HSE before travelling for the procedure and travel costs are not covered. “For some,...

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Battling Banner edged aside by patient Kerrymen

A battling Banner side took the game to the visitors in the first half but ultimately Kerry’s patience and resolve saw them through to another Munster final against Cork.A battling Banner side tookthe game to the visitors in the first half but ultimately Kerry’s patience and resolve saw them through to another Munster final against Cork. Munster Senior Football Championship Semi FinalKerry 1-18 Clare 1-12 For the 5,786 paying spectators in Cusack Park, this was a very entertaining contest with Clare getting off to a powerful start.They also had a few costly wides  at the start of each half,...

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