Tag: Simon Harris

The New National Children’s Hospital Disaster

It is tempting to sigh and move on when you read about the new national children’s hospital fiasco – brushing it off as yet another mistake by an incompetent government in a country that rarely gets things right. In truth...

Today, Something Changed in Ireland

Today, something changed in Ireland. For the first time in history, abortion is now readily available and practiced throughout 26 of our 32 counties. From this day forth, a new service will be offered in local medical centres. As patients...

/ 01/01/2019

The Rush to Introduce Abortion Shows it Was Always About Politics

As the introduction of widespread abortion looms ever closer, the journey towards becoming this brave new Ireland suddenly appears to be fraught with difficulties. Before the referendum in May, Government politicians and pro-choice activists went to great lengths to accentuate...

/ 12/12/2018

The Abortion Bill and Conscientious Objection

The abortion Bill presented by Minister Simon Harris is now before the Oireachtas where numerous amendments have been tabled. Some deal specifically with the issue of conscientious objection and want to offer it better protection. The Bill envisages that doctors...

/ 28/11/2018

Simon’s Game Plan is Beyond Cynical: Make it Stop!

Simon Harris looks and acts like a man with a plan. It is not a nice plan. In fact, it is a deeply cynical plan. But the signs are that Harris’s plan is working, at least for now, and at...

/ 19/10/2018

Will Sex-Selective Abortion be Part of Ireland’s Future?

Last week, something strange happened in the United Kingdom, something quite topical given recent events here. The Labour MP Naz Shah, the Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities on Jeremy Corbyn’s frontbench, called for a ban on a...

/ 30/09/2018

Loyalties in High Places

Orla O’Connor Director of the National Women's Council of Ireland tweeted out yesterday her praise for the Minister for Health, after the publication of the damning Scally report which finds significant failures in the structures of the screening programme. “Good...

/ 14/09/2018

When They Go Low, We Go High

The Minister for Health Simon Harris is a man on a mission. With the health service crumbling on his watch, he needs to divert the public’s attention away from his record, and so he’s focusing all his energies on the...

/ 25/04/2018