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6 Dec · HI Admin · No Comments

Minister Corcoran Kennedy launches Healthy Food for Life – new Healthy eating Guidelines and Food Pyramid

Minister of State for Health Promotion, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy TD, today (6 December 2016) launched “Healthy Food for Life”, the new Healthy Eating Guidelines and Food Pyramid under the aegis of Healthy Ireland. Healthy Food for Life provides a suite of national healthy eating guidelines for the general population. Their aim is to provide a …

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19 Oct · HI Admin · No Comments

Minister Corcoran Kennedy launches second Healthy Ireland Survey

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy TD, Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Health Promotion today launched the Summary Report of the second Healthy Ireland Survey. The second annual Healthy Ireland Survey of 7,500 people aged 15 and over living in Ireland gives an up-to-date picture of the health of the nation and …

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15 Jan · HI Admin · No Comments

Ireland’s first ever National Physical Activity Plan is launched by Government

  The Government has today (14 Jan 2016) launched Ireland’s first ever National Physical Activity Plan which aims to get at least half a million more Irish people taking regular exercise within ten years. The plan was launched in Ballybough Community, Youth & Fitness Centre in Dublin by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, Minister for …

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29 Oct · Healthy Ireland · No Comments

Minister Varadkar publishes Ireland’s first National Sexual Health Strategy and Action Plan

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has published Ireland’s first National Sexual Health Strategy and Action Plan to raise awareness of sexual health and stem the rising incidence of sexually transmitted infections. The National Sexual Health Strategy is Ireland’s first national framework for sexual health and wellbeing. The three key goals of the strategy are: To …

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7 Oct · Healthy Ireland · No Comments

Minister Varadkar launches first Healthy Ireland Survey

The Minister for Health, Mr Leo Varadkar, recently launched the first national survey of the nation’s health in eight years with the publication of the Healthy Ireland Survey. The survey was conducted by Ipsos MRBI on behalf of Healthy Ireland. It provides the most up-to-date picture of the health of the nation, including lifestyle factors …

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13 Sep · Healthy Ireland · No Comments

Healthy Ireland supports Great Dublin Bike Ride

Together with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and Dublin City Council, Healthy Ireland was delighted to have teamed up with the Irish Sports Council and Cycling Ireland for the inaugural Great Dublin Bike Ride. Over 3,000 cyclists participated in the hugely successful event on Sunday 13th September. The event was a flagship event …

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23 Jul · Healthy Ireland · No Comments

Healthy Ireland in the Health Services

The HSE has published ‘Healthy Ireland in the Health Services’ – an implementation plan for the Healthy Ireland Framework specifically focused on the HSE, its workforce, services and the people its cares for. The plan outlines three key sector-wide focuses which include reducing chronic disease ensuring staff health and wellbeing implementing system reform Welcoming the …

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27 May · Healthy Ireland · No Comments

Healthy Ireland launches new partnership with parkrun Ireland

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has officially announced that Healthy Ireland has provided €100,000 in funding to parkrun Ireland in a new partnership deal. Every week parkrun organises a free 5k run at more than 30 venues across Ireland in parkland surroundings where people of every age and ability are encouraged to take part. Speaking …

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