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# minister james reilly

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# Courts
James Reilly wins defamation action against Irish Mail on Sunday, receives full apology
The value of the settlement was not disclosed in court.
# Bethany Home
'For the first time in 16 years we were treated the same as Catholics'
Mother and baby homes, including one group from a Protestant home, met with Minister James Reilly this month.
# children's health
Some discretionary medical cards to be reinstated 'within weeks'
Minister James Reilly also apologised for distress caused by the issue, the Our Children’s Health group said.
# Smoking
Minister Reilly honoured by World Health Organisation for his work against tobacco
The Health Minister says it’s important that we do all we can to prevent people from taking up smoking.
# ReillyCare
Universal Health Insurance model comes under further criticism by health workers
The White paper published today has been slammed by GPs, mental health groups and the IMPACT trade union.
# Symphysiotomy
Symphysiotomy survivors to meet with Minister today
The support group says it hopes today’s Cabinet briefing and subsequent meeting won’t be just ‘box-ticking exercises’.
# Children
Why have GPs u-turned on support for under-5s scheme?
The NAGP initially welcomed the scheme – but has now changed its mind.
# Tax Relief
Budget changes will affect 1.4 million health insurance customers
The cap on the tax relief on health insurance policies will increase the costs for customers.
# Health
Jack & Jill CEO: Medical cards issue "turning into a crisis"
Earlier today, the Health Minister said that there has been no change in policy in relation to medical cards.
Hole in Health budget less than €200 million, says Reilly
The Minister for Health James Reilly said the health budget does not have a deficit of €500 million as reported widely today.
# Cronyism
HSE defends €300,000 autism spend in Reilly's political area
Róisín Shortall has called for an end to ‘potential cronyism and secret decision-making around public spending’.
# savita
Savita report 'hard-hitting, straight and doesn't pull any punches'
The HSE’s clinical review report is due to be published this afternoon.
# Health
Reilly knew about Taoiseach's tobacco meeting, but "would not" go
The Health Minister said that he has “declared war” on the tobacco industry, and pointed out that the meeting at government buildings focused on smuggling.
# Health Insurance
Risk Equalisation Scheme made permanent after EU approval
The scheme came into effect on 1 January 2013.
# Health
Reilly launches first ‘Early Warning Score’ for patient safety
The score is the first of the National Clinical Guidelines, and sets out how to recognise and respond to patients whose condition is deteriorating.
# HSE Capital Plan
Reilly called on to make 'immediate statement' on hospital upgrade
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”.
# Health
Thalidomide survivors call for proper compensation
The demand for Minister James Reilly to honour the coalition’s commitment in the Programme for Government comes as German survivors receive an extra €120 million in entitlements per year.
# Smoking
Graphic images to appear on cigarette packets from today
The use of similar images in Canada and Brazil have helped increase awareness of the negative effects of smoking.
# mobility allowance
Reilly may be called before Oireachtas committee over mobility allowance
Meanwhile, ALONE and the Disability Federation of Ireland have criticised the government for the ‘illegal’ age limit on the mobility allowance.
# primary care centre
Deputy accuses Department of failing to give straight answer on primary care centres
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.
# Sick Leave
James Reilly to target lengthy sick leave
The Health Minister will demand that hospitals take a tougher line with staff in order to target excessive absenteeism rates.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Health Minister James Reilly stay - or go?
The Health Minister has been facing yet more criticism. But should he resign, or stay and continue his reform of the health system?
# Health
"Disgrace": More than 16,000 waiting 4+ years for outpatient appointment
Minister for Health Dr James Reilly said today that changes are being made to ensure that by the end of next year, no one will wait more than a year.
# Confidence
Minister Burton: Health Minister Reilly is "working flat out"
The Minister for Social Protection said she has confidence in the health minister, and that reforming the health system is difficult.
Minister and Taoiseach 'did not mislead Dáil on HSE difficulties'
The Health Minister was responding to claims from Deputy Micheál Martin that he ignored warnings from HSE chief executive Cathal Magee about the health budget.
# Symphysiotomy
Draft symphysiotomy report due this week
A report on the carrying out of symphysiotomies on Irish women is due in two days’ time. The government has said it is “committed to dealing with the women sensitively”.
# Retirements
Minister says doctors' pro bono weekends must be formalised through Croke Park
Minister James Reilly said that as the HSE faces challenges from thousands of retirements, the willingness of consultants and clinicians to work weekends has improved.
# Health
Minister for Health warns of significant health service cuts
In parliamentary party meetings today, Dr James Reilly indicated he would frontload the cuts his department is facing in the coming year and says frontline services will be hit.
# Hospitals
Government to outsource senior management positions at two hospitals
James Reilly says he had tried to fill vacancies at hospitals in Galway and Limerick internally, before considering external candidates.