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James Reilly

James Reilly

James Reilly is the Minister for Health in the current government. He is a Fine Gael TD representing the Dublin North constituency, where he was first elected in 2007. Reilly is also a GP with 25 years experience and was president of the Irish Medical Organisation.

# james-reilly - Saturday 19 April, 2014

€532 million hole proves that health budget is “not fit for purpose” says Fianna Fáil

Billy Kelleher says the HSE’s budget is based on “flaky assumptions”.

# james-reilly - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Senators pass law banning smoking in cars with children – and the government’s backing it

The bill now moves to the Dáil where it will have government support.

Banning smoking in cars, Reillycare and tensions in Ukraine

It’s the last day before the Easter break in the Dáil. But what have they got planned?

# james-reilly - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Website for restaurants to calculate calories launched by Food Safety Authority

This information could appear on menus in all food outlets.

# james-reilly - Monday 7 April, 2014

The 9 at 9: Monday

It’s the beginning of a new week – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

# james-reilly - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s been talking about Ian Bailey, John Joe Nevin, and MH370…

Reilly: We’ll be more than happy to meet St Vincent’s in court

The hospital was asked by the HSE to stop 80 consultants on State salaries from working between both public and private hospitals on the campus.

Minister has been given the latest symphysiotomy report following judge’s review

There are now two reports about the issue on James Reilly’s desk – but neither has been published.

# james-reilly - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal

The issues were discussed at a Health Committee this morning.

Universal Health Insurance, Rehab and how to deal with homelessness

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# james-reilly - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

GPs say they were not ‘adequately consulted’ on Universal Health Insurance paper

The Irish College of General Practitioners say they are in favour of equity of access but the costs need to be known.

How much will Universal Health Insurance cost you?

Minister Reilly said he doesn’t know but if we’d implemented it last year, it would have cost less than €920 on average.

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

Insurance for all and state subsidies: Universal Health Insurance paper published

The Taoiseach says the plan is a delivery on a promise of change.

Banning smoking in cars and how Ireland can attract the Rugby World Cup

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# james-reilly - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

A motion of no confidence in Alan Shatter, ambulances and young people in care

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# james-reilly - Monday 31 March, 2014

E-cigarettes could be facing an all-out hospital ban

It’s already planned that HSE campuses will be smoke-free by 2015 but e-cigarettes could be included in the policy.

# james-reilly - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Record number of organ transplants in Ireland last year

That’s despite the number of deceased donors being the same as 10 years ago.

# james-reilly - Monday 24 March, 2014

Tánaiste: Shatter should ‘clear up’ claims whistleblowers did not cooperate

Meanwhile, a garda spokesperson has said there are “no plans” for Commissioner Martin Callinan to issue a statement on the controversy surrounding his reference to the whistleblowers’ actions as disgusting.

‘They make you feel good, they make you want to touch them’ – Reilly on cigarette packs

The Health Minister is pledging to continue his war on tobacco on the 10th anniversary of the smoking ban.

# james-reilly - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Compensation claims against the HSE rocket to €85 million in one year

Claims for personal injury and third party property damage increased by 55 per cent.

# james-reilly - Saturday 1 March, 2014

8 things we learned at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis

The biggest party in the State gathered in south Dublin this weekend, and here’s what we found out…

# james-reilly - Friday 28 February, 2014

Reilly: Some say we can’t afford UHI – but we can’t afford the current system

Health Minister James Reilly was speaking at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin this evening.

# james-reilly - Friday 21 February, 2014

Health insurance white paper could be published in coming weeks

The long-awaited plan could come before the cabinet as early as Tuesday.

# james-reilly - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Cigarette company unveils scary-looking anti plain-pack website

The site — designed in stark yellow, grey and white colouring — sets out the industry’s arguments against James Reilly’s crackdown on tobacco marketing.

# james-reilly - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Minister admits health plans ‘not very detailed’ and ‘there are still difficulties’

Kathleen Lynch has said that there are difficulties around the cost of universal helath insurance but denied being kept in the dark on the matter.

# james-reilly - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Taoiseach: Tensions with Brian Hayes ‘so far back in history they’re irrelevant’

The junior minister was formally selected as the Fine Gael candidate for the European elections in Dublin at an event in the city centre this evening.

# james-reilly - Monday 17 February, 2014

Here are the winners and losers from the Paddy’s Day ministerial exodus

Over two-dozen ministers will be leaving our shores next month, but who did well out of the annual divvy-up?

# james-reilly - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Reilly denies keeping Labour ministers “in the dark” on UHI

Reports today suggested Alex White and Kathleen Lynch were not consulted on health insurance, but James Reilly says that idea is “not accurate”.

# james-reilly - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Reilly: Universal health insurance will not put the state’s finances at risk

The Minister for Health also said the system will “end the unfair two-tier health system we currently have.”

‘We get on extremely well’: Brendan Howlin ‘annoyed’ by report of rift with James Reilly

Brendan Howlin has faced questions over a report today that his department warned the Health Minister that plans for universal health insurance threaten the financial stability of the State.

# james-reilly - Thursday 13 February, 2014

James Reilly: Rehab not subject to public pay policy

The board of the Rehab Group is due to meet next Monday to discuss whether to disclose the salary of CEO Angela Kerins. Separately, Rehab executives will appear before the PAC within two weeks.

# james-reilly - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

‘Concerns will be addressed in full’: Emotional Reilly says baby deaths are ‘disturbing’

The Minister for Health appeared close to tears in the Dáil earlier.

# james-reilly - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

‘We will get all the answers’ – Reilly says HIQA will review death of babies in Portlaoise

Reilly was speaking after one family, whose tragic story was outlined in a Prime Time special last week, met with members of the Oireachtas earlier today.

# james-reilly - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Free under 6s GP care dubbed ‘trojan horse’ to change doctor conditions

The IMO said a new draft contract for the initiative would mean a significantly increased workload for doctors and would require additional resources.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

January is (finally!) over. Here are the nine things you need to know as your weekend – and February – begins.

# james-reilly - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Health Minister calls for report into the death of babies at Portlaoise hospital

The Health Minister also said that he went into politics “to fix the health system”.

# james-reilly - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Alcohol abuse among over 50s has increased since the financial crisis

A new study from Trinity College Dublin also shows high levels of cardiovascular disease, arthritis and obesity.

# james-reilly - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

The HSE is in danger of ‘regressing to a previous era’

The stark warning is made in a confidential internal report that details difficulties in recruiting consultants.

National Children’s Hospital to get two ‘satellite’ units – nearer to the M50

The plan for the main hospital in Dublin 8 has been criticised — with access, parking and traffic among the primary concerns.

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