Simon Harris (politician)

Irish politician

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Simon Harris (politician): Irish politician
Simon Harris is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as Minister for Health since May 2016. He has been a Teachta DΓ‘la (TD) for the Wicklow constituency since 2011. He previously served as Minister of State at the Department of Finance from 2014 to 2016.


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Irish unlikely to see packed pubs, big gatherings soon: minister

Ireland is highly unlikely to allow large gatherings this year and the "cocooning" of people over 70 years old in their homes may persist for quite a while, Health Minister Simon Harris said on Sunday.
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Ireland considering tougher airport checks against coronavirus

Ireland may have to bring in more stringent checks at its airports to ensure the coronavirus remains contained whenever the country eases stay-home restrictions, Health Minister Simon Harris said on..
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Retired doctors, medics abroad answer coronavirus calls

On a St. Patrick's Day like no other last month, Irish Health Minister Simon Harris launched a recruitment drive to tackle the coronavirus outbreak with a stark message: "Your country needs you."
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Ireland may ease coronavirus restrictions from mid-April

Ireland hopes to be in a position in two weeks to tweak or remove some of its new highly restrictive coronavirus-related measures if it can slow down the rate of admissions to intensive care units,..
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Ireland likely to give further recommendations on public spaces

Ireland's national public health emergency team is likely to recommend measures to government on Tuesday on how to implement social distancing in public spaces to battle the spread of coronavirus,..
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Essex dad starts crusade to stop supermarket parking space abuse

Simon Harris places flyers on the cars of drivers he says abuse parent and child parking bays.
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