A promise by Mary Harney TD, former Minister for Health and Children, to introduce such legislation last year has not been fulfilled.
The Irish Stem Cell Foundation applauds the Labour Party for giving commitments to solving these issues in its manifesto. Ireland has been dubbed a “Wild West” by bioethicists and we need well-informed and transparent legislation if future investment in this area is to result in definitive, internationally competitive results.
Dr Stephen Sullivan
Director and CSO
Irish Stem Cell Foundation