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Sunday 4 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# James Reilly

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# Dublin Fingal
Former health minister James Reilly is retiring from politics
The Fine Gael politician ran unsuccessfully for the third time in Dublin Fingal.
# By-election
Tweet-gate and a former minister looking for a comeback: The Dublin Fingal lowdown
The upcoming by-election is to replace MEP Clare Daly.
# Spectrum
New bill to support children with autism after 20,000 people sign petition for it
About 600 children are born with autism in Ireland every year.
# oversight
'I forgot to give them a receipt': James Reilly referred to gardaí by Sipo over €1k election donation
Under Sipo rules, the maximum cash donation that may be accepted by a candidate during the general election is €200.
# Life of Reilly
James Reilly is selling his HUGE palatial mansion for €2.75 million
Since 2001, Reilly and his wife Dorothy have slept in “The King’s Bed”, a royal sleigh bed carved out of oak for the visit of King George IV to Ireland in 1821.
# heave on hold
"Look ... things happen": Reilly defends role after 'clear the air' Fine Gael meeting
Last night’s meeting of TDs and senators was described as ‘robust’ and ‘cathartic’.
# Awkward
Will Enda be putting a timeframe on his departure today?
Don’t bet on it. The Taoiseach is set to address his parliamentary party after a week dominated by gaffes and strange decisions.
# console
Full list of Kelly family assets to be handed over after weekend of fresh Console revelations
The Department of Health confirmed yesterday that it had investigated claims made about Paul Kelly in 2011.
# cars and computers
Interim CEO takes possession of Console assets
Meanwhile, Mary Lou McDonald is not happy with James Reilly’s statement about the charity.
# Change of heart
James Reilly "honoured" to join Seanad he once called "very undemocratic" and with "no power"
In a 2013 statement calling for the Seanad to be abolished, Reilly labelled it “very undemocratic” and said it had “no power.”
# Back to Work
The cabinet, including the three ministers who lost their seats, will meet tomorrow
Things might be a bit awkward for James Reilly, Alex White and Ged Nash.
# gone
James Reilly loses Dáil seat, says he will now consider his future in politics
The Fine Gael deputy leader looked unlikely from early on to take a seat in north Co Dublin.
# mixed prognosis
The doctor's long wait: Will James Reilly lose his seat in Dublin Fingal?
It’s down to the wire for the Fine Gael deputy leader, at the National Show Centre. Counting’s back under way at 10am.
# GE16 Fact Check
FactCheck: The truth and the lies from TV3's Deputy Leaders' Debate’s GE16 FactCheck has sifted through the claims made by Kelly, McDonald, Reilly and Cowen.
# Child Abuse
Some Ryan Report recommendations yet to be implemented due to lack of resources
The report was released in May 2009.
# Australia
A tobacco giant's legal challenge against plain packaging has been rejected
Philip Morris accused Australia of using a procedural issue to avoid addressing the legality and effectiveness of plain packages, calling the move “regrettable”.
# Corporal Punishment
Parents can't rely on 'reasonable chastisement' when slapping their kids anymore
Slapping has been effectively banned after new legislation was signed into law.
Balancing work and children is a constant juggle of guilt
There’s not enough being done to help parents balance their home life with work, writes Maria Bailey.
# Child Abuse
Beating, pinching, deliberate poisoning - 19,000 reports of child abuse made in Ireland every year
The largest number of referrals relate to concerns about emotional abuse.
# health department
Enda to Micheál: 'You ran like a scalded cat, as fast as your legs could carry you'
The Taoiseach accused former health minister Micheál Martin of doubling health spend without achieving any results.
# repeal the eighth
James Reilly has reignited the abortion debate by calling for an early referendum
Enda Kenny has said Fine Gael won’t commit to a vote if the party is reelected.
If universal health insurance isn't dead, then when on earth will it actually happen?
The government maintains it is committed to a UHI model. But there’s no chance of it happening soon.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the government ban parents from smacking their children?
Minister James Reilly is seeking a ban – do you agree with him?
# The Life of Reilly
James Reilly had to abandon his car after it was surrounded by protesters
The Children’s Minister was at an event in Bluebell yesterday evening when the incident occurred.
# Survivors
"Ireland saw her as a fallen woman - but she was my mother"
Dublin councillor Francis Timmons, who grew up in a mother and baby home in the 1970s, is calling for James Reilly to take a look at redress schemes for survivors.
# birth right
'Truly historic' - Adopted children will soon have the right to their birth records
Birth parents will be allowed declare if they do not wish to be contacted.
# in da club
2,500 people officially became Irish today
Three citizenship ceremonies were held in Dublin earlier today.
# Too many tweets
Mattie McGrath wants 'twatters' regulated
The independent TD is not happy about a certain government minister’s tweets.
# ReillyCare
Is Leo ditching universal health insurance altogether?
The Health Minister still wants universal healthcare but maybe not in the way James Reilly envisioned.
# gda
Here's why nutritional information on children's sweets is actually for adults
And it’s going to stay that way.
How do Ireland's smoking levels compare with Europe? Pretty good actually
Today is World No Tobacco Day.
# nanny state
Making parents criminals for smacking their kids? "Totally unacceptable"
One TD is very unhappy about the proposal.
# rock and a hard place
Why are Irish creches going out of business?
Ireland has some fairly progressive childcare measures in place, yet still child-minding businesses are going to the wall.
# idle
New €1 million CT scanner at Waterford hospital left 'gathering dust' for almost a year
TD John Halligan said the delay put lives at risk.
# bit of ginge
17 Irish Beards: A Definitive Ranking
All hail the face rug.
# Same-Sex
James Reilly: 'It is a misleading, bogus approach and reminds me of the divorce referendum'
The Minister for Children has come out strongly against the No side in the same-sex marriage referendum.
# they started it
A report into Portlaoise hospital is being delayed AGAIN as the HSE and HIQA go toe to toe
The inquiry came about after a 2014 Prime Time report discovered five newborns had died in very similar circumstances at the hospital.
# Up In Smoke
Big Tobacco lobbied hard and aggressively... but lost anyway
Ireland’s new plain packaging laws have been the subject of much criticism from Big Tobacco – and legal threats.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you more likely to vote for a politician if they share their 'human side'?
Eamonn Coghlan and James Reilly both opened up about aspects of their private life yesterday. Would that sway you?