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Departmental Reports (24 Apr 2012) See 2 other results from this debate

Dan Neville: I thank the Ceann Comhairle for allowing me to raise the issue of the investigation into the increase in narcolepsy in children and adolescents in 2009 and 2010. I commend Dr. Darina O'Flanagan, director of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre, and the expert group on the work they did looking into this problem. The study found an increased risk of developing narcolepsy in those aged...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services Provision (17 Jan 2017) See 1 other result from this answer

Simon Harris: ...Health Emergency Team, following advice from the Pandemic Influenza Expert Group recommended that vaccination against pandemic influenza would be provided to all citizens. Following reports of narcolepsy among children and adolescents who were vaccinated with Pandemrix in Ireland, a National Narcolepsy Study Steering Committee was established to conduct a retrospective population based...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services (13 Nov 2012) See 5 other results from this answer

Seán Kenny: To ask the Minister for Health when he will report to Government on the findings of the final report of the National Narcolepsy Study Steering Committee on the investigation of an increase in the incidence of narcolepsy in children and adolescents based on the commitment given to the members of Sufferers of Unique Narcolepsy Disorder [49541/12]

Written Answers — Vaccination Programme: Vaccination Programme (13 Jun 2012) See 1 other result from this answer

Catherine Murphy: Question 222: To ask the Minister for Health his views on the conclusions of the National Narcolepsy Steering Committee report Investigation of an increase in the incidence of narcolepsy in children and adolescents in 2009 and 2010; his views on whether the State and a company (details supplied) are liable in respect of the cases of narcolepsy developed by several young persons following...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Narcolepsy Issues (14 Feb 2017)

Simon Harris: Work is underway on the proposed Centre of Excellence for Narcolepsy based in St James's Hospital which will cater for all people diagnosed with narcolepsy, including those diagnosed with narcolepsy after receiving pandemic influenza vaccine. The HSE has indicated that a business case, including a funding requirement of €1.6 million, was submitted as part of the estimates process. In...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (16 Sep 2016)

Simon Harris: ...Health Emergency Team, following advice from the Pandemic Influenza Expert Group recommended that vaccination against pandemic influenza would be provided to all citizens. Following reports of narcolepsy among children and adolescents who were vaccinated with Pandemrix in Ireland, a National Narcolepsy Study Steering Committee was established to conduct a retrospective population based...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (12 Oct 2016)

Simon Harris: ...Health Emergency Team, following advice from the Pandemic Influenza Expert Group recommended that vaccination against pandemic influenza would be provided to all citizens. Following reports of narcolepsy among children and adolescents who were vaccinated with Pandemrix in Ireland, a National Narcolepsy Study Steering Committee was established to conduct a retrospective population...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospital Services (7 Feb 2017)

Simon Harris: I propose to take Questions Nos. 425, 459 and 463 together. Work is underway on the proposed Centre of Excellence for Narcolepsy based in St James's Hospital which will cater for all people diagnosed with narcolepsy, including those diagnosed with narcolepsy after receiving pandemic influenza vaccine. The HSE has indicated that a business case, including a funding requirement of...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (3 May 2017)

Simon Harris: As you are aware this matter is the subject of litigation in which plaintiffs allege personal injury in which they claim the development of narcolepsy (cataplexy) resulted from the administration of the H1N1 pandemic vaccine. An Order requiring the defendants to make Discovery was made in the High Court on 28 November 2016 in the most advanced case. Discovery is a legal process which must...

Seanad: Vaccination Programme (13 Dec 2011) See 2 other results from this debate

Róisín Shortall: ...as it provides me with an opportunity to outline to the House its importance. Epidemiological studies in Finland and Sweden show an association between immunisation against H1N1 with Pandemrix and narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a disabling chronic neurological disorder characterised by recurrent episodes of excessive daytime sleepiness. A multi-factorial aetiology has been suggested for...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Narcolepsy Issues (26 Jan 2017) See 1 other result from this answer

Simon Harris: My Department, the HSE and the Department of Education and Skills continue to work together to provide a wide range of services and supports for those affected by narcolepsy following the administration of pandemic influenza vaccine. The HSE’s Advocacy Unit acts as liaison with service and support providers and other Government Departments to facilitate access to required services....

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (27 Jun 2017)

Simon Harris: ...take Questions Nos. 360 to 364, inclusive, together. As you are aware, this matter is the subject of litigation in which plaintiffs allege personal injury in which they claim the development of narcolepsy (cataplexy) resulted from the administration of the H1N1 pandemic vaccine. An Order requiring the defendants to make Discovery was made in the High Court on 28 November 2016 in the...

Topical Issue Debate: Vaccination Programme (29 Nov 2012) See 3 other results from this debate

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: ...Health is not present, but with everything taken into account I may have more confidence in the assurances provided by the Minister of State, Deputy Brian Hayes. The final report of the national narcolepsy study steering committee was published on 19 April 2012. The report was commissioned following concerns about an increase in narcolepsy among those who were administered the swine flu...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (2 May 2017)

Simon Harris: The first reports of a link between pandemic influenza vaccination and narcolepsy came in the second half of 2010. In August 2010, the Swedish pharmacovigilance authority reported that it was investigating six cases of narcolepsy reported by health care professionals as a possible adverse event following the use of Pandemrix vaccine, used during the H1N1 2009 pandemic. This was followed...

Topical Issue Matters: Hospital Services (9 Feb 2017)

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy: I thank Deputy Rock for giving me this opportunity to update the House on this very important issue. Narcolepsy is a chronic brain disorder and people with this disorder experience periods of extreme daytime sleepiness and sudden, irresistible bouts of sleep that can strike at any time. These sleep attacks usually last from a few seconds to several minutes. I acknowledge the impact on the...

Seanad: Commencement Matters: Vaccination Programme (2 Apr 2015)

Ann Phelan: ...concerns about meeting the support group. Senator Whelan provides me with an opportunity to update the House on this matter. The Minister, Deputy Varadkar, has consistently acknowledged the impact narcolepsy has, both physically and emotionally, on the lives of those affected and on their families. He is aware of 73 people with narcolepsy who received the Pandemrix vaccine. They can...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (20 Mar 2013) See 1 other result from this answer

James Reilly: ...of studies in European countries including Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom, there is a reported association between vaccination against Pandemic H1N1 (2009) and subsequent development of narcolepsy. Ireland, the report of National Steering Committee on Narcolepsy (2012) concludes that an observed 13-fold increase in the incidence of narcolepsy in children/adolescents in Ireland...

Seanad: Adjournment Matters.: Health Services (27 Sep 2012) See 3 other results from this debate

John Perry: ...Health Organization in 2009. As part of the response two pandemic vaccines were provided in Ireland, Pandemrix and Celvapan. There are 32 children and young adults who are known to have developed narcolepsy after receiving the H1N1 influenza vaccine and I would like to update Senators on the developments since this issue was raised in this House last March. The report of the national...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination Programme (29 May 2018)

Simon Harris: “Investigation of an increase in the incidence of narcolepsy in children and adolescents in 2009 and 2010”, the Final Report of National Narcolepsy Study Steering Committee was published on 19 April 2012. The study, which was commissioned by the Department of Health, found there was a significant 13 fold higher risk of narcolepsy in vaccinated compared to unvaccinated...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Long-Term Illness Scheme Coverage (11 Feb 2014)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin: 583. To ask the Minister for Health to provide details of the supports available to patients suffering from narcolepsy; if he will update the long-term illness scheme and ensure the inclusion of narcolepsy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6362/14]

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