Ireland

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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Member States to reflect on 10 years of progress in public health and set health priorities for Europe at RC69

On 16–19 September 2019, health ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region, along with partner organizations and civil society, will gather for the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe (RC69).

Ministry of health

Department of Health
Block 1
Miesian Plaza
50-58 Lower Baggot Street
Dublin D02XW14
Tel.: +353 16354000
Fax:
http://health.gov.ie/

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Life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2010)


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