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Burke calls for outright ban on sale of tobacco products at local markets and fairs

Burke calls for outright ban on sale of tobacco products at local markets and fairs

  Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator and the Party’s Seanad Spokesperson on Health, Colm Burke, today (Thursday) called for an outright ban on the sale of tobacco products at local markets and fairs. Senator Burke was speaking after a meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Health  Committee whic[...]

Burke calls for insurance fund to provide flood cover for all

Burke calls for insurance fund to provide flood cover for all

Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator, Colm Burke, today (Wednesday) called for the introduction of a scheme to support homeowners who are in high risk flood areas and unable to get insurance to protect their homes.  The scheme would operate by creating a fund which would be available to all, includ[...]

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Acute hospitals must prioritise staff training in caring for dementia patients

Fine Gael Cork North Central Senator and the Party’s Seanad Spokesperson on Health, Colm Burke, today (Tuesday) expressed concern at the worrying gap in services for dementia patients in Irish hospitals. Senator Burke was speaking following the publication of the first national audit of dementia c[...]

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Dementia is now a major healthcare challenge

The HSE estimates the number of people in Ireland suffering from dementia will increase from its present level of 40,000 plus to over 100,000 by the year 2036. Improved healthcare, better nutrition, better working conditions, reduction in poverty have all contributed to people living longer and gene[...]