A Teachta Dála (TD) for the Wicklow constituency since 2011.
Minister of State at the Department of Finance from 2014 to 2016
Minister for Health from 2016 to 2020
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science since June 2020
Simon Harris on Autism – brother Adam Harris appointed to the HSE Autism Program in Jan 2020
This Much I Know: Adam Harris – 3 Oct 2020
Adam Harris Appointed To HSE Programme Board – 17 Jan 2020
Simon Harris and Censorship
Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation – aka censorship – 25 Nov 2021
Simon Harris on Vaccines – Big Pharma
Simon Harris – “I do feel very strongly about it, I do think there’s something irresponsible, and that is against the public good sending an unvaccinated child to a public school or to a crèche or into a public place where they can make other children sick – particularly young babies who are too young to get vaccinated.”
Simon’s sister Gemma works for Uni Phar….. since April 2020
Ireland – 2-tier society especially when it comes to health
Health stores angry at VAT crackdown on food supplements – 19 Nov 2018
And WHY would a CARING government or a CARING Minister for Health, Simon Harris and a CARING Minister for Finance Paschal Donoghue think it is right to raise the cost of vital vitamins? – Minister Paschal Donoghue defends VAT hike on food supplements – 23 Jan 2019
The rich would not be affected, once again just a blow to the lower income earners in the area of health. Tax change could mean €6 rise in cost of food supplements – 20 July 2019.
Simon Harris – Minister for Health from 2016 to 2020 – Cervical Cancer
CervicalCheck Tribunal is just as ‘adversarial’ and offers ‘no advantage’ over High Court, says Vicky Phelan – 22 Nov 2020
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health. Opening Statement Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health – 18 dec 2019
UK doctors’ review of CervicalCheck scandal finds 159 ‘missed opportunities’ to prevent or diagnose cancer in some Irish women – 3 Dec 2019
Top medic Tony Holohan advised against Cervical Check review – 11 April 2019
Cervical Check scandal: What is it all about? – 1 May 2018
SIMON HARRIS Minister for Health & MEDICAL CANNABIS
Review. ‘For Ava’. For the Shame of Simon Harris, Fine Gael and the Irish Government https://t.co/c6zeTXrarj
— vera twomey (@veras1) September 7, 2019
Vera Twomey is a mother of four who came to national and international prominence when she highlighted the need for immediate access to medical cannabis for her daughter Ava Barry.
Vera’s journey has taken her to The House of Commons and European Parliment as well as The Dail and she is regularly invited to tell her inspirational story at conferences and events in Ireland and abroad.
Her determination struck a chord with the general public in Ireland and there was an outcry of support for this remarkable woman. Vera Twomey represents the absolute essence of a mother’s love for her child. The lengths that she went to to secure the only medication proven to help her daughter, inspired a nation.
The link to Vera’s 2020 interview would be of good help for those wanting to apply for a licence for medical cannabis as they had a good chat about the process on Clare FM
VERA TWOMEY – 17 Aug 2019
Tyrant Varadkar Blocks Medicinal Cannabis And 54 Other Bills – 24 June 2019
Vera Twomey tells 3news how her daughter’s seizures have improved – 15 Sept 2017
Irish Government Blocks Medical Cannabis Bill – 12 Sept 2017
Vera Twomey/ Ava Barry Campaign – 28 Feb 2017
Simon Harris on Abortion
The curious case of Simon Harris – 6 Dec 2016