Question to the Minister for Health (Dr. James Reilly, TD)
To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the establishment of Healthy Ireland Council; if he will consider appointing a representative of the fitness industry to the council; and if he will make a statement on the matter- Jerry Buttimer.
For WRITTEN response on Tuesday. 21st January, 2014
Healthy Ireland proposes a whole-of-government and whole-of-society response to improving the health and well-being of Irish people over the coming generation. The establishment of the Healthy Ireland Council is the most significant action within Healthy Ireland to leverage engagement with whole-of-society. The Council will provide the platform to connect and mobilise communities, families and individuals into a national movement with one aim: supporting everyone to enjoy the best possible health and well-being.The Public Appointments Service will shortly be seeking expressions of interest for members of the Healthy Ireland Council. The purpose of this process is to provide a pool of suitable candidates from which appointments to the Healthy Ireland Council can be made. Any person interested in being considered for appointment to the Council subject their meeting the criteria set down for the position, will be required to submit the relevant details through the PAS system