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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.

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# james-reilly - Yesterday’s News

No Education Welfare Officers in Dublin 3, 5 or 17

The Children’s Minister, James Reilly, says the system is being reorganised.

# james-reilly - Monday 21 July, 2014

No tan for you: Children are officially banned from using sunbeds from today

Up to 28,000 children and teenagers use sunbeds every year.

# james-reilly - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Another year over: What exactly has happened in the Dáil since September Review This post contains videos

Another year over: What exactly has happened in the Dáil since September

We take a look back on some of the major events that defined the 2013/14 session in Leinster House.

# james-reilly - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Exclusion of institutions from inquiry concerning to mother-and-baby groups

Groups representing mothers and their children question why some institutions may not be included.

Judge Yvonne Murphy appointed chair of mother-and-baby home inquiry

Minister James Reilly also published a report examining what the government knew about the homes.

Today we’ll know who will chair the mother-and-baby home inquiry

We won’t know the terms of reference, however, or who else will be on the commission of investigation.

# james-reilly - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

We’ll find out more about the mother-and-baby homes inquiry tomorrow

The government will confirm the identity of the person that will chair the Commission of Inquiry tomorrow.

Opinion: Will Leo survive the Department of Health curse?

The newly-crowned Minister for Health’s role could be the making or breaking for one of politics’ rapidly rising stars.

James Reilly is still Health Minister… according to the Department’s website

And Health isn’t the only government department that has yet to update its pages.

# james-reilly - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Mother-and-baby home survivors concerned over ministerial switch-around

James Reilly has taken over at the Department of Children — just days before the establishment of the large-scale inquiry into mother-and-baby homes.

# james-reilly - Friday 11 July, 2014

Here are 9 things you need to know about the Cabinet reshuffle

Analysis: The Cabinet’s female membership is doubled but will Labour rue taking on Environment?

Lots of NI citizens still can’t donate blood here because of 2004 policy

The policy was brought in following the first confirmed case of vCJD transmission via blood transfusion in the UK.

# james-reilly - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Teenager’s death could lead to wider availability of Epipens

Epipens, discretionary medical cards and medicinal marijuana all came up in today’s Oireachtas Health Committee meeting. There was even a Beyoncé & Jay Z reference.

# james-reilly - Monday 7 July, 2014

Has James Reilly been ringing Fine Gael backbenchers to try and save his job?

The embattled Health Minister is expected to be moved out of his portfolio in the imminent Cabinet reshuffle.

More than 3,000 young people are waiting for mental health referrals

This represents an 11% increase on the same time period last year.

# james-reilly - Thursday 3 July, 2014

James Reilly wants cigarettes to cost €1 each War On Tobacco This post contains videos

James Reilly wants cigarettes to cost €1 each

The Health Minster says he would like to see a situation where cigarettes are a euro each.

Quicker diagnosis needed for Ireland’s 8,000 rare diseases

The National Rare Disease Plan was launched today.

James Reilly just doesn’t know if he’ll be Minister for Health next week

Reilly insisted today he will be happy to serve wherever the Taoiseach asks him to.

# james-reilly - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

‘It’s like an army general giving orders: You do what you’re told’ – Varadkar

The Transport Minister has been talking about the upcoming reshuffle, the Rugby World Cup and why he prefers Frances Fitzgerald to Alan Shatter.

Symphysiotomy couple want to find their child’s burial place

There will be no closure with money – only with finding out where their child’s remains are.

# james-reilly - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Taoiseach accused of ‘insulting’ morbidly obese people

Kenny faced questions from the opposition benches over a decision to suspend gastric band operations at a hospital.

# james-reilly - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Tobacco company questions how much plain packaging will cost the State

TDs are due to debate a bill paving the way for plain packaging later this week.

‘I hope he survives’: Senator Crown doesn’t think Reilly has been given the chance he needs in health HSE

‘I hope he survives’: Senator Crown doesn’t think Reilly has been given the chance he needs in health

Earlier this week Reilly said the health budget had run over by €158 million.

# james-reilly - Friday 27 June, 2014

Ministers to discuss Jimmy Savile’s visits to Irish institutions

28 reports released yesterday revealed the shocking extent of the BBC presenter’s abuse in the UK.

# james-reilly - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Does Enda Kenny have confidence in James Reilly?

The Taoiseach accused Micheal Martin of “never going near” difficult issues while he was Health Minister.

The HSE was €158 million over budget at the end of May

The executive will need more money before the end of the year.

Senators seek to close loophole that may aid forced marriages

Senators think two sections in the Family Law Act 1995 need to be updated to protect children. They will debate this and other issues today.

The government is going to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes and ban their sale to under 18s

Health Minister James Reilly has previously expressed concerns about the harmful effects of electronic cigarettes.

# james-reilly - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

How important is alcohol to Irish agriculture?

Representatives from the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland will be visiting Leinster House today to discuss the issue.

# james-reilly - Monday 23 June, 2014

VIDEO: What does Joan Burton think has been Labour’s biggest mistake in government? Any Regrets? This post contains videos

VIDEO: What does Joan Burton think has been Labour’s biggest mistake in government? Exclusive

The Labour leadership contender has given a wide-ranging interview to TheJournal.ie today. Here is some of what she said.

Review of maternity services shelved in wake of hospital chair’s resignation

It had previously sparked fears that many of these units in the West/North West group would close.

# james-reilly - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Does Richard Bruton want James Reilly’s job?* Everyday I'm Shufflin This post contains videos

Does Richard Bruton want James Reilly’s job?*

*No, we’re not talking about being the next Minister for Health.

# james-reilly - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Restoration of discretionary medical cards welcomed, but questions still remain

Campaigners want temporary measures to be introduced that will improve the application process for new applicants.

‘I’m very sorry’: Enda Kenny apologies over medical card ‘stress’

Gerry Adams said the “embarrassing u-turn” proved that James Reilly should not continue as health minister.

Over 15,000 people are being given back their medical cards

Cards will be restored to people who have serious medical conditions but lost them under a HSE review.

# james-reilly - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Tattoo and piercing industry regulation under review – because there’s none right now

Businesses must adhere to health and safety rules, but there is nothing specifically tailored for the industry.

# james-reilly - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

A major concern: ‘What would an unplanned visit to Limerick Hospital uncover?’

The emergency department at Limerick hospital was discussed in the Dáil today.

James Reilly should not oversee review of maternity services appointment – Adams

Sinn Féin’s leader said there is a conflict of interest for the director of the West/North West Hospital Group, Noel Daly.

# james-reilly - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

It’s official: Ireland will be the first country in the EU to bring in plain packaging on cigarettes

“Cigarette packets will no longer be a mobile advertisement for the tobacco industry,” said Minister James Reilly.

# james-reilly - Monday 9 June, 2014

Video: Does Leo Varadkar want to be Minister for Health?

His name’s being linked with the role, as speculation continues ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle. But what does the Transport Minister think?

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