In Ireland, overall responsibility for the health care system lies with the Government, exercised through the Department of Health and Children, under the direction of the Minister of Health and Children. The Irish health care system remains predominantly tax funded. Ireland has recently begun the process of introducing plain packaging of tobacco products, putting it on track to possibly being the first country in the WHO European Region to introduce plain packaging.

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WHO/Europe introduces sustainable health workforce toolkit at Dublin Forum

At the Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health in Dublin, Ireland, WHO/Europe presented the first version of a toolkit developed to support countries to create a fit-for-purpose and sustainable health workforce.

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