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Taoiseach Launches Healthy Ireland Network

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Keith Wood at the Launch of the Healthy Ireland Network

Taoiseach Enda Kenny today joined Healthy Ireland Council Chair Keith Wood to launch an initiative which aims to boost the national movement for health and wellbeing.

The first phase of the new Healthy Ireland Network has been established by the Council to get all types of organisations across the country to sign-up to combined efforts to improve health and wellbeing.

Speaking at the launch the Taoiseach said:

The health and wellbeing of our people is our most valuable resource which is why the implementation of Healthy Ireland continues to be a priority for this Government. We all have a role in creating a healthier Ireland, a place where health and wellbeing is top of everyone’s mind and where no-one is left behind.  This new Network will be important in ensuring the Healthy Ireland message is spread, understood and acted on throughout all sectors in our society and all parts of the country.

Council Chair Keith Wood said:

The establishment of the Healthy Ireland Network was partly inspired by the dialogue we had as a country in 2016 when we asked people what they thought our priority should be for the next 100 years. The answer was, without a doubt, the health and wellbeing of the people living in Ireland. The Healthy Ireland Framework provides us with an opportunity to embrace that challenge and foster a culture where health and wellbeing is prioritised for all, by all.