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#Billy Kelleher

# billy-kelleher - Saturday 19 April, 2014

€532 million hole proves that health budget is "not fit for purpose" says Fianna Fáil
# Health
# Health

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

Apr 19th 2014, 7:49 PM 10,377 Views 59 Comments

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

# billy-kelleher - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

'More people and more vehicles': Fianna Fáil's solution to the 'crisis' in the ambulance service
# Ambulances
# Ambulances

'More people and more vehicles': Fianna Fáil's solution to the 'crisis' in the ambulance service

Apr 15th 2014, 1:32 PM 5,160 Views 20 Comments

The party has tabled a motion on the ambulance service for debate in the Dáil tonight and tomorrow and reckons that the service needs 400 extra staff.

# billy-kelleher - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Children making their communion being 'paraded into tanning shops to perk up their tans'
# Communion Brigade
# Communion Brigade

Children making their communion being 'paraded into tanning shops to perk up their tans'

Feb 12th 2014, 12:27 PM 13,447 Views 66 Comments

The Dáil debated legislation to ban sunbed use among under 18s this morning.

# billy-kelleher - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

'In my 21 years in Leinster House I cannot remember anything like this happening before'
# HSE Service Plan
# HSE Service Plan

'In my 21 years in Leinster House I cannot remember anything like this happening before'

Jan 28th 2014, 9:31 AM 13,569 Views 25 Comments

Six hours of debate on the controversial HSE Service Plan have been reduced to three, prompting outrage from Fianna Fáil.

# billy-kelleher - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Reilly 'acknowledges discomfort and distress' of patients on trolleys
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

Reilly 'acknowledges discomfort and distress' of patients on trolleys

Jan 22nd 2014, 2:14 PM 5,361 Views 50 Comments

Reilly was challenged by Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher in the Dáil today after it emerged almost 400 people were on trolleys across the country in one day this week.

# billy-kelleher - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Opposition parties slam government over 'last-minute changes' to HSE Service Plan
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

Opposition parties slam government over 'last-minute changes' to HSE Service Plan

Dec 22nd 2013, 3:20 PM 6,320 Views 8 Comments

A spokesperson for Health Minister James Reilly has confirmed that the language of the HSE Service Plan was changed after Cabinet approved extra funding for the Department of Health.

# billy-kelleher - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

'That's not what I do': Kathleen Lynch says she never threatened to resign
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'That's not what I do': Kathleen Lynch says she never threatened to resign

Dec 18th 2013, 10:34 AM 4,439 Views 24 Comments

“Fantasy” is how the Minister of State described claims she threatened to resign over mental health funding.

# billy-kelleher - Monday 4 November, 2013

Billy Kelleher: 'Intervention of An Taisce on Children’s Hospital location is significant'
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

Billy Kelleher: 'Intervention of An Taisce on Children’s Hospital location is significant'

Nov 4th 2013, 6:50 PM 8,493 Views 26 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s health spokesperson called on the Minister for Health to address the concerns raised by Ireland’s National Trust.

# billy-kelleher - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Reilly: Everyone will have free GP care by 2016, IMO: There’s no hope of that
# Commitment
# Commitment

Reilly: Everyone will have free GP care by 2016, IMO: There’s no hope of that

Nov 2nd 2013, 3:07 PM 16,550 Views 107 Comments

Reilly also said that he will legislate in the new year to crackdown on private health insurance providers offering plans which exclude treatment at certain hospitals.

# billy-kelleher - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Hayes: I have absolute confidence in Minister Reilly's ability
# Confidence
# Confidence

Hayes: I have absolute confidence in Minister Reilly's ability

Oct 20th 2013, 1:48 PM 6,334 Views 50 Comments

The junior minister said Reilly is the most suitable person to tackle the health budget.

# billy-kelleher - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

'It's going to be a very unfair Budget': Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are already unhappy
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

'It's going to be a very unfair Budget': Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are already unhappy

Oct 15th 2013, 12:00 PM 5,093 Views 58 Comments

And Michael Noonan isn’t even on his feet yet…

# billy-kelleher - Saturday 12 October, 2013

'The most vulnerable people in our society': Dáil hears medical card horror stories
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

'The most vulnerable people in our society': Dáil hears medical card horror stories

Oct 12th 2013, 8:30 AM 9,720 Views 53 Comments

Problems facing some chronically ill people who cannot access discretionary medical cards were raised in the Dáil this week. Here are just some of the stories placed on the Dáil record.

# billy-kelleher - Thursday 10 October, 2013

"He's a fine deputy!": Row over Labour's belated expulsion of Keaveney from committee
# Dáil Scenes
# Dáil Scenes

"He's a fine deputy!": Row over Labour's belated expulsion of Keaveney from committee

Oct 10th 2013, 4:05 PM 6,697 Views 23 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher stuck-up for former Labour chairman Colm Keaveney in the Dáil this morning.

# billy-kelleher - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Kelleher: Leaked HSE patient safety risk report ‘frightening but not surprising’
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Kelleher: Leaked HSE patient safety risk report ‘frightening but not surprising’

Aug 10th 2013, 4:42 PM 5,986 Views 54 Comments

The details of the leaked report reveal fears about risks to patient safety caused by understaffing and spending cuts.

# billy-kelleher - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Health Ministers to bring free GP plans to Government
# Health
# Health

Health Ministers to bring free GP plans to Government

Aug 6th 2013, 4:18 PM 6,191 Views 30 Comments

Both Ministers for Health are working on plans to bring free GP care to Ireland, but have not decided on an age-range.

# billy-kelleher - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Revealed: At least 6 Fianna Fáil TDs and most senators to oppose abortion bill
# Abortion
# Abortion

Revealed: At least 6 Fianna Fáil TDs and most senators to oppose abortion bill

Jun 8th 2013, 8:15 AM 6,594 Views 91 Comments

With a free vote, at least a dozen TDs and senators from the main opposition party are likely to oppose the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, according to a survey carried out by TheJournal.ie.

# billy-kelleher - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Junior Minister admits banks have 'hoodwinked' the government
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

Junior Minister admits banks have 'hoodwinked' the government

Mar 27th 2013, 9:46 PM 19,296 Views 98 Comments

The Dáil debated a Fianna Fáil-proposed private members’ motion on the mortgage arrears crisis tonight but it was easily defeated by the government’s majority.

# billy-kelleher - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Reilly: "Priority" to offer children bilateral cochlear implants in 2014
# Cochlear Implants
# Cochlear Implants

Reilly: "Priority" to offer children bilateral cochlear implants in 2014

Mar 14th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,012 Views 22 Comments

Parents are calling on the Government to fit children with two cochlear implants as standard, instead of the current one.

# billy-kelleher - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Opposition TDs call for property tax reductions for struggling householders
# Leaders's Questions
# Leaders's Questions

Opposition TDs call for property tax reductions for struggling householders

Feb 14th 2013, 1:39 PM 5,021 Views 66 Comments

Billy Kelleher and Mattie McGrath both called on the government to introduce reductions especially since they believe that some pressure has been lifted since a deal was reached on the promissory notes.

# billy-kelleher - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Reilly called on to make 'immediate statement' on hospital upgrade
# HSE Capital Plan
# HSE Capital Plan

Reilly called on to make 'immediate statement' on hospital upgrade

Feb 3rd 2013, 4:36 PM 9,874 Views 49 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Health says Reilly needed to make an “immediate statement to clarify why Wexford General Hospital was fast-tracked for upgrade”.

# billy-kelleher - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Fiona Doyle case has 'filled the nation with revulsion' - Taoiseach
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Fiona Doyle case has 'filled the nation with revulsion' - Taoiseach

Jan 22nd 2013, 4:11 PM 15,170 Views 78 Comments

The release on bail, pending an appeal, of an elderly man who repeatedly raped his daughter when she was younger was raised at Leaders’ Questions.

# billy-kelleher - Friday 11 January, 2013

Criticism for HSE's 2013 service plan as health unions to be briefed
# Health Service
# Health Service

Criticism for HSE's 2013 service plan as health unions to be briefed

Jan 11th 2013, 6:45 AM 3,563 Views 9 Comments

Unions representing health service workers will be briefed on the HSE’s national service plan announced yesterday as political reaction was less than positive towards the plan.

# billy-kelleher - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Former junior ministers share €64,000 severance payout for 2012
# Severance
# Severance

Former junior ministers share €64,000 severance payout for 2012

Jan 6th 2013, 8:00 AM 5,485 Views 47 Comments

Former Labour minister Willie Penrose, and Fianna Fáil duo Dara Calleary and Billy Kelleher, received severance last year.

# billy-kelleher - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Fitzgerald concerned about difficulty of regulating cyberbullying sites
# Cyberbullying
# Cyberbullying

Fitzgerald concerned about difficulty of regulating cyberbullying sites

Jan 5th 2013, 8:30 AM 6,849 Views 29 Comments

The Minister for Children admits that given the “global and open nature of the internet”, it may be difficult to regulate the likes of Ask.fm.

# billy-kelleher - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Opposition calls for Taoiseach to meet with Savita's husband
# Savita
# Savita

Opposition calls for Taoiseach to meet with Savita's husband

Nov 22nd 2012, 11:28 AM 2,940 Views 25 Comments

The death of Savita Halappanavar was raised again at Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil this morning.

# billy-kelleher - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Nov 17th 2012, 5:00 PM 4,031 Views 2 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Irish all to live to 100; John Waters outraged for men (again); Ireland’s election to Human Rights Council ‘not a joke’.

# billy-kelleher - Monday 5 November, 2012

Health Minister urged to 'come clean over secret plan for more cuts'
# Health
# Health

Health Minister urged to 'come clean over secret plan for more cuts'

Nov 5th 2012, 9:57 PM 9,713 Views 49 Comments

Billy Kelleher has called the prospect of downgrading of Waterford Regional Hospital “extremely worrying” and asked James Reilly to immediately clarify plans for the facility.

# billy-kelleher - Friday 19 October, 2012

Deputy accuses Department of failing to give straight answer on primary care centres
# Primary Care Centre
# Primary Care Centre

Deputy accuses Department of failing to give straight answer on primary care centres

Oct 19th 2012, 3:32 PM 3,350 Views 20 Comments

Deputy Billy Kelleher sent a Freedom of Information request to the department of health, who said they regret the need to extend the time to deal with the request.

# billy-kelleher - Friday 5 October, 2012

450,000 home help hours could go as HSE plans €8 million cut
# Home Help
# Home Help

450,000 home help hours could go as HSE plans €8 million cut

Oct 5th 2012, 2:50 PM 4,496 Views 41 Comments

The changes would equate to about 450,000 hours being lost – but the HSE says direct patient care services will stay.

# billy-kelleher - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Reilly to give Dáil explanation over primary care centres today
# Primary Care
# Primary Care

Reilly to give Dáil explanation over primary care centres today

Oct 3rd 2012, 11:10 AM 2,876 Views 71 Comments

The Ceann Comhairle has permitted a ‘private notice question’ to be tabled by Sinn Féin for discussion later this afternoon.

# billy-kelleher - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

FF tries little-known Dáil procedure to seek primary care explanation
# Primary Care
# Primary Care

FF tries little-known Dáil procedure to seek primary care explanation

Oct 2nd 2012, 11:34 AM 6,844 Views 93 Comments

Fianna Fáil has tabled a “special notice question”, seeking an urgent explanation from James Reilly on his selection criteria.

# billy-kelleher - Friday 28 September, 2012

VIDEO: James Reilly explains his decision on primary care centres
# Primary Care
# Primary Care

VIDEO: James Reilly explains his decision on primary care centres

Sep 28th 2012, 8:10 AM 4,064 Views 49 Comments

The Minister for Health seeks to turn the tables – suggesting Róisín Shortall had used strange criteria to rank potential venues.

# billy-kelleher - Thursday 27 September, 2012

James Reilly stands over Primary Care centre decision-making processes
# Roisin Shortall
# Roisin Shortall

James Reilly stands over Primary Care centre decision-making processes

Sep 27th 2012, 9:09 PM 7,676 Views 47 Comments

Explaining the three-part criteria for prioritising locations, Reilly called the process “transparent”.

# billy-kelleher - Friday 21 September, 2012

Reilly defends decision to consider constituency towns for new health units
# Primary Care
# Primary Care

Reilly defends decision to consider constituency towns for new health units

Sep 21st 2012, 2:11 PM 6,151 Views 60 Comments

James Reilly added Swords and Balbriggan – both in his constituency – to a list of venues being considered for primary care centres.

# billy-kelleher - Thursday 20 September, 2012

VIDEO: Róisín Shortall's not-so-ringing endorsement of James Reilly
# Health
# Health

VIDEO: Róisín Shortall's not-so-ringing endorsement of James Reilly

Sep 20th 2012, 7:58 AM 5,052 Views 44 Comments

The junior health minister voted in favour of James Reilly last night – but only after a four-minute critique of his performance.

# billy-kelleher - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Reilly wins confidence vote as Taoiseach and Tánaiste state their support
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Reilly wins confidence vote as Taoiseach and Tánaiste state their support

Sep 19th 2012, 9:30 PM 9,513 Views 55 Comments

The Fianna Fáil proposed motion of no confidence in the Health Minister was defeated but junior health minister Róisín Shortall did not mention or refer to James Reilly once during her statement.

# billy-kelleher - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Rabbitte rallies to support of Reilly during debate on no confidence motion
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Rabbitte rallies to support of Reilly during debate on no confidence motion

Sep 18th 2012, 9:25 PM 8,763 Views 59 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s decision to table a motion of no confidence in Health Minister James Reilly tonight drew criticism from the government benches during a heated debate.

# billy-kelleher - Monday 3 September, 2012

Opposition parties to force Dáil vote of no confidence in James Reilly
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Opposition parties to force Dáil vote of no confidence in James Reilly

Sep 3rd 2012, 12:21 PM 7,332 Views 108 Comments

Both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin hope to force the hands of Labour backbenchers who are frustrated at the latest round of health cuts.

# billy-kelleher - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Medical card holders urged to seek refunds for blood tests
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Medical card holders urged to seek refunds for blood tests

Aug 11th 2012, 12:47 PM 34,436 Views 26 Comments

The HSE has written to all GPs in the medical card scheme reminding them of their obligations, after reports of charging for tests.

# billy-kelleher - Saturday 14 July, 2012

TGIF: How have the Dáil’s Friday sittings worked out?
# Dáil Reform
# Dáil Reform

TGIF: How have the Dáil’s Friday sittings worked out?

Jul 14th 2012, 8:15 AM 3,063 Views 5 Comments

As we approach the end of another Dáil term, we’ve been asking the government and the opposition how the much-vaunted sittings of the Dáil on the first Friday of every month have been working out.