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Press Release - Minister for Health Simon Harris says Dublin is the perfect new home for the European Medicines Agency

01/08/2017

Ireland submits its bid to relocate the European Medicines Agency from London to Dublin

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said that Dublin is the perfect new home for the European Medicines Agency. Ireland has now submitted its formal bid to relocate the EMA from London to Dublin. The UK’s decision to leave the EU means that the Agency will have to move as a result of Brexit.

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Minister Catherine Byrne attends EPSCO Informal Meeting of EU Health Ministers in Tallinn

21/07/2017

Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne today (21st July) attended an informal meeting of EU Health Ministers where she also had one to one meetings with representatives from the UK, Finland, Croatia, Latvia and the Czech Republic.

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LinkedIn Article - A giant stride for Ireland's Life Sciences Industry

14/07/2017

The future is bright. The future is green, white and orange.

With the European Medicines Agency (EMA) set to leave London in light of Brexit, the choice of its new location is paramount. Dublin has the necessary services and infrastructure for the EMA and houses one of the most exciting and promising Life Sciences industries in the world. This sector has gone from strength to strength and not only reflects Dublin’s capabilities as a new home for the EMA but also showcases the city’s potential as a future leader of the Life Sciences industry.

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#DublinforEMA - Article by Michael Finn on Matheson.com

10/07/2017

The European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) is a decentralised agency of the European Union responsible for the scientific evaluation, supervision and safety monitoring of medicines developed by pharmaceutical companies for use in the EU. In the wake of Brexit, the EMA will be relocated. Dublin is one of many EU cities bidding for the relocation. In the first of a series of articles on the impact of Brexit on the life sciences industry, Michael Finn explains the bidding process that lies ahead.

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Minister for Health, Simon Harris meets counterpart in Germany to discuss Ireland’s bid for the relocation of the European Medicines Agency

01/07/2017

Today the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., was in Berlin to meet with German Health Minister Hermann Gröhe to hold a discussion on the relocation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), due to relocate from London in the aftermath of the UK’s exit from the European Union.

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LinkedIn Article - “EDUCATION IS NOT THE FILLING OF A PAIL, BUT THE LIGHTING OF A FIRE.” ~ WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS (1865–1939)

30/06/2017

Education is an important concern for every parent and it is a huge consideration for relocation of the EMA and its staff and of the families involved.

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Research and Innovation key to sustainable job growth

29/06/2017

EU funding for research in Ireland exceeds €400 million

Minister Halligan urges innovative SMEs to apply for EU funding

Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD, announced the latest results on Ireland’s success in Horizon 2020, the EU programme to support Research and Innovation.

Ireland has won €424 million from 2014 to May 2017 in competitive, EU funding from Horizon 2020. Higher Education Institutions accounted for €233 million of the total and companies, €151 million. The funding for companies included €94 million awarded to SMEs.

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Mike Storan of IDA discusses benefits of Ireland for EMA

29/06/2017

IDA Ireland's Vice President of Life Sciences, Mike Storan's article published recently by the BIO conference, held in San Diego on 20-22 June 2017.

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LinkedIn Article - HAPPINESS IS THE DESTINATION

21/06/2017

With Brexit moving closer on the horizon, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) must soon find a new home. And, of the many European cities that have already thrown their hats in the ring, Dublin is the best suited to host the agency.

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LinkedIn Article - COME FLY (TO DUBLIN) WITH ME

16/06/2017

The ability to connect with other countries in the EU and further afield will be a vital factor for maintaining business continuity when the European Medicines Agency relocates from London. Dublin Airport is a prime example of how a strong transport infrastructure can contribute to maintaining continuity. Here are a few facts you may not have known about Dublin Airport:

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LinkedIn Article - GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE

09/06/2017

Dublin’s established life sciences community makes it a natural fit for the European Medicines Agency

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LinkedIn Article - MAY THE ROAD RISE TO MEET YOU

07/06/2017

Dublin’s EMA bid boosted by the expansion of Luas light rail network across the city.

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Minister Harris meets Commissioner Andriukaitis to discuss European health issues

23/05/2017

Minister Harris today, 23 May, welcomed EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, to Leinster House for a meeting to discuss health issues of significance for Ireland and for Europe.

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Minister Harris briefs EU Ambassadors on Dublin’s bid to host European Medicines Agency

10/05/2017

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., outlined the Irish Government strategy in support of Dublin’s bid for the relocation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from London, following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, at a meeting with EU Member State Ambassadors in Government buildings.

As well as government backing, Dublin’s bid also has the support of organisations including the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA); IDA Ireland; Science Foundation Ireland; the patient-led Irish Platform for Patient Organisations, Science and Industry (IPPOSI); and Dublin Airport operator, the DAA.

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Securing access to innovative drugs treatments in a cost effective and affordable manner is Ireland’s priority

08/05/2017

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, T.D. will tomorrow Tuesday 9th May 2017 represent Ireland at the Third Roundtable Meeting for European Health Ministers, CEO's and Heads of Europe-based pharmaceutical companies and patient groups taking place in Malta. The meeting is being hosted by Malta as part of their Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU).

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Driving forward medicines regulation

07/05/2017

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) is at the centre of Ireland’s bid to provide a new home for the European Medicines Agency (EMA). David Lynch spoke to HPRA Chief Executive Ms Lorraine Nolan about the Authority’s overall programme of work

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Briefing for EU Ambassadors/Diplomats, speech by Minister Simon Harris

28/04/2017

Minister for Health Simon Harris today launched Dublin's bid for the re-location of the EMA (European Medicines Agency) in Brussels on the eve of the European Council tomorrow. Minister Harris also launched the official www.emadublin.ie website and bid brochure.

The re-location of the EMA is an information point at the Council and it is expected the likely timelines and process will be clarified. The Minister has meetings scheduled with 25 EU Ambassadors and Diplomats; Irish officials within the Institutions; the Belgian Health Minister, Maggie De Blok and Brussels based media.

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Minister Simon Harris' speech at the EMA Stakeholder Engagement Event

28/03/2017

I would like to thank you for attending this event at the end of your working day and I really appreciate your interest and support for our bid to make Dublin the new home of the European Medicines Agency.

As you all know, the UK’s decision to leave the EU will be a challenging path for Ireland to navigate. However like everything related to “Brexit” we must rise to meet those challenges, and where possible, take opportunities to protect and enhance Ireland’s position as a Member State of the EU.

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Dublin is the perfect new home for the European Medicines Agency – Minister Corcoran Kennedy

23/03/2017

The Minister of State for Health Promotion, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, TD, has said today (Thursday 23rd March) that Dublin is the perfect new home for the European Medicines Agency, which will have to relocate from London to another EU Member State following the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

The Minister was speaking following a trip to Brussels, during which she held a number of meetings with key stakeholders and MEPs, as well as with the EU’s Deputy Chief Negotiator on Brexit Sabine Weyand.

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Minister Harris in Brussels to discuss Brexit and the European Medicines Agency

06/02/2017

Today the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD is in Brussels to meet with the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis to discuss a number of health related issues, including the consequences of Brexit for the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The Minister also intends to use the meeting with the EU Health Commissioner to continue to push for EU to work together on the issue of drug pricing and access to new drugs.

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Minister Harris visits European Medicines Agency (EMA)

23/01/2017

Today, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, is visiting the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in Canary Wharf in London where he will meet with the Executive Director, Professor Rasi, and members of his team. The Minister will be accompanied by Lorraine Nolan, Chief Executive of the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA, formerly Irish Medicines Board).

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“Dublin would be a fantastic home for European Medicine Agency,” Minister for Health, Simon Harris, tells Industry gathering

17/11/2016

Speaking at the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Associations (IPHA) annual dinner in Dublin this evening (17 November 2016) the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D. called on delegates to support Ireland’s bid to become the new home for the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Minister Harris highlighted the vital role the EMA plays in protecting public and animal health by ensuring that all medicines available on the EU market are safe, effective and of high quality and the importance of minimising disruption to the EMA and its employees post-Brexit.

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Minister Simon Harris receives Government go ahead for a campaign to relocate European Medicines Agency to Dublin

25/10/2016

Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD confirmed today that Ireland will formally bid to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in the aftermath of Brexit.

The EMA plays a very important role in the protection and promotion of public health through the scientific evaluation, supervision and safety monitoring of medicines for human and veterinary use in the European Union. The EMA has been based in London since 1995.

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