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Consultation Response: A Clean Air Strategy for Ireland

The Institute of Public Health recently made a submission to the Department of Environment, Climate, and Communications in response to a public consultation on developing a Clean Air Strategy for Ireland. Air pollution and health are inextricably linked and in this submission the Institute made a series of recommendations including the need to adopt World…

IPH launches all-island photography competition to capture the reality of ‘How We Age’ today

The Institute of Public Health (IPH) is launching a new ‘How We Age’ photography competition to capture the lived experiences of older people in Ireland and Northern Ireland today. Supported by the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF) and Northern Ireland Photographic Association (NIPA), the ‘How we age – Staying Active, Staying Social, Staying Connected’ photography competition…

IPH Opening Statement – Pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Gambling Regulation Bill

The Institute of Public Health (IPH) is today attending the Joint Committee on Justice to provide some observations on the General Scheme of the Gambling Regulation Bill. The Joint Committee on Justice is meeting at 3pm on Tuesday, 22 March to resume public hearings on submissions from representatives from organisations in relation to the Committee’s pre-legislative scrutiny…

IPH provides evidence to Oireachtas Health Committee on the Public Health (Tobacco and Nicotine Inhaling Products) Bill 2019

The Institute of Public Health (IPH) is today appearing before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health to give evidence on the Public Health (Tobacco and Nicotine Inhaling Products) Bill 2019. IPH Director of Policy Dr Helen McAvoy joined Professor Des Cox from the Royal College of Physicians Ireland (RCPI) Tobacco Policy Group to give evidence…

Housing and Health – Why tackling cold homes is a public health issue

A considerable number of older people in Ireland and Northern Ireland live in housing that could pose a risk to their health. Here IPH Knowledge Translation Officer for Ageing & Public Health, Aideen Sheehan, examines available data, risk factors, and why tackling cold homes is a public health issue. High energy bills this winter have…

‘Ageing on Screen’: A special screening event and panel discussion at the 2021 Global Health Film Festival

As part of the 2021 Global Health Film Festival (GHFF), the Institute of Public Health (IPH) partnered with the GHFF team last December to host a panel discussion on the theme of ‘Ageing on Screen’ and how film and cinema can change how older people are portrayed. The panel discussion followed the screening of ‘Men…

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