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#James Reilly

# james-reilly - Monday 1 December, 2014

We need better access to defibrillators, not more devices – Hiqa

The proposed defibrillator plan could save fifty lives over five years, at a cost of €105 million.

# james-reilly - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Adoption group urges support for new law to stop adoptees ‘feeling like pariahs’

James Reilly has said that the Adoption Bill will benefit from further consultation.

# james-reilly - Monday 17 November, 2014

Alan Kelly’s constituency office got a bomb threat this morning

An assistant at Alan Kelly’s office in Nenagh took a call this morning.

What does James Reilly think of being described as the worst health minister in history?

Doctors have claimed politicians are implementing policies designed to get them more votes rather than create a good heath service.

# james-reilly - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Should the mother-and-baby homes inquiry include orphanages?

James Reilly isn’t so sure.

# james-reilly - Thursday 13 November, 2014

“It’s so important to get this inquiry right”

Minister James Reilly hopes to bring the terms of reference to Cabinet in the near future.

# james-reilly - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

‘On Saturday morning, some parent will be very sorry that their child played with fireworks’

Two government ministers are warning against illegal firework use this Halloween.

# james-reilly - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Taoiseach (and two Ministers) will meet with Louise O’Keeffe in ‘the coming weeks’

It was originally hoped that this meeting would take place in September.

# james-reilly - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

What is James Reilly listening to? (Because it isn’t Richard Boyd Barrett)

RBB reaching the peak of his speech? Headphones on.

# james-reilly - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Ireland is one step closer to a ban on smoking near children in cars

A bill will go to the Dáil next week, and has government support.

# james-reilly - Monday 29 September, 2014

Children are to help choose the next Ombudsman for Children

They will be involved the developing the job spec and the selection process.

# james-reilly - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

The public could become life savers under a new plan to fight cardiac arrests

A programme to install public access defibrillators around the country has been looked at.

# james-reilly - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Leo: “I don’t mind being slapped down or scolded. I’m a big boy.”

The Health Minister has been on the receiving end of a rebuke from the Taoiseach in recent days.

Poll: Should we double the price of cigarettes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we double the price of cigarettes?

South Korea wants to bring in an 80 per cent hike, and James Reilly has said a pack of 20 should cost €20. What do you think?

Three child detention centres to be made into just one

The schools are on the same campus but are to be brought under one director.

# james-reilly - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

James Reilly offloads nursing home debt burden

A group of investors that includes the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs will clear the €1.9 million debt they were made to pay in a 2012 commercial court ruling.

# james-reilly - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about Phil Hogan and Irish Water, Ukraine truce, and an Irish criminal being shot dead in Costa del Sol.

Taoiseach “dismissed” Shortall’s concerns over Reilly’s health service reforms

New Health Minister Leo Varadkar was recently told Reilly’s HSE reforms were “unworkable”.

# james-reilly - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Pressure on Reilly after officials call his HSE reforms ‘unworkable’

In briefing documents prepared for Leo Varadkar, the new health minister is told that “a more coherent approach” is needed.

# james-reilly - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge… and nominated James Reilly Ice Bucket Challenge This post contains videos

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge… and nominated James Reilly

The Tipperary South deputy is the latest TD to get involved in the wildly popular initiative.

# james-reilly - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Róisín Shortall: I’m surprised the ‘very inexperienced’ James Reilly wasn’t sacked Health This post contains videos

Róisín Shortall: I’m surprised the ‘very inexperienced’ James Reilly wasn’t sacked

The former junior health minister also says she could have worked with new minister Leo Varadkar.

# james-reilly - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Reilly: Children’s playgrounds will only get funding if they are no-smoking areas

The Children’s Minister said, “The importance of de-normalising smoking in the eyes of children can’t be over emphasised.”

# james-reilly - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

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.

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