McEntee welcomes free GP cards for carers by middle of 2018

13th December 2017 “A small but important acknowledgement for people who do untold work” says European Affairs Minister “I welcome the news today from my former colleague in the Department of Health – Minister Simon Harris, that people who receive Carers Allowance and who do not already have a free GP visit card, will receive… Read More McEntee welcomes free GP cards for carers by middle of 2018

Minister Helen McEntee welcomes publication of action report by Youth Mental Health Taskforce

Tuesday, 12th December 2017 Group made up of representatives of youth groups, health experts and various Departments Taskforce has maintained an exclusive youth focus, taking into consideration children and young people aged 0 to 25 Minister for European Affairs, Helen McEntee, who formerly served as Minister for Mental Health and Older People, has welcomed the publication… Read More Minister Helen McEntee welcomes publication of action report by Youth Mental Health Taskforce

McEntee: New Bill will give over 60,000 families greater certainty

Wednesday, 12th July 2017 Helen McEntee T.D., Minister for European Affairs, and Fine Gael T.D. for Meath East, has welcomed a new Bill by her party in the Senate which will see over 60,000 families benefit from greater supports for children with autism. The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Bill by Senator Dr. James Reilly calls… Read More McEntee: New Bill will give over 60,000 families greater certainty

Minister McEntee welcomes opening of a Public Consultation on Home Care Services

Thursday, 6th July 2017 Former Minister for Older People urges Meath people to have their say “I welcome the opening of a public consultation on home care services, something which I had pressed for and worked for as the Minister for Older People until the recent reshuffle. The consultation is being carried out in order… Read More Minister McEntee welcomes opening of a Public Consultation on Home Care Services

Minister McEntee launches Connecting for Life: Kerry

Monday, 29th May 2017 Minister of State for Mental Health McEntee today launched Connecting for Life: Kerry,a suicide prevention and self-harm plan for the area. This is the local implementation of Connecting for LifeIreland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide.  Speaking at the launch, Minister McEntee said “This action plan for Kerry is based on the… Read More Minister McEntee launches Connecting for Life: Kerry

Minister McEntee launches Connecting for Life Mid-West 

Monday, 24th April 2017 Minister McEntee launched Connecting for Life Mid-West at the Millennium Theatre Limerick Institute of Technology today. This local implementation action plan is based on the same vision, goals, objectives and measurable outcomes as outlined in the national strategy, Connecting for Life, Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide 2015 – 2020. Connecting for… Read More Minister McEntee launches Connecting for Life Mid-West 

Minister McEntee launches Connecting for Life – South Tipperary

Friday, 28th April 2017 Minister of State for Mental Health Helen McEntee today launched Connecting for Life – South Tipperary, a new five year suicide prevention and self-harm plan for the area. This is the local implementation ofConnecting for Life, Ireland’s National Strategy to Reduce Suicide.  Speaking at the launch, Minister McEntee said “This action… Read More Minister McEntee launches Connecting for Life – South Tipperary