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# minister-james-reilly - Monday 13 July, 2015

James Reilly wins defamation action against Irish Mail on Sunday, receives full apology

The value of the settlement was not disclosed in court.

# minister-james-reilly - Friday 21 November, 2014

'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.

# minister-james-reilly - Saturday 7 June, 2014

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.

# minister-james-reilly - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

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.

# minister-james-reilly - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

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.

# minister-james-reilly - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

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’.

# minister-james-reilly - Monday 21 October, 2013

Why have GPs u-turned on support for under-5s scheme?

The NAGP initially welcomed the scheme – but has now changed its mind.

# minister-james-reilly - Friday 18 October, 2013

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.

# minister-james-reilly - Thursday 17 October, 2013

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.

# minister-james-reilly - Sunday 13 October, 2013

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.

# minister-james-reilly - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

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’.

# minister-james-reilly - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Savita report 'hard-hitting, straight and doesn't pull any punches'

The HSE’s clinical review report is due to be published this afternoon.

# minister-james-reilly - Thursday 23 May, 2013

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.

# minister-james-reilly - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Risk Equalisation Scheme made permanent after EU approval

The scheme came into effect on 1 January 2013.

# minister-james-reilly - Monday 18 February, 2013

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.

# minister-james-reilly - Sunday 3 February, 2013

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”.

# minister-james-reilly - Saturday 2 February, 2013

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.

# minister-james-reilly - Friday 1 February, 2013

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.

# minister-james-reilly - Friday 26 October, 2012

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.

# minister-james-reilly - Friday 19 October, 2012

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.

# minister-james-reilly - Thursday 18 October, 2012

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.

# minister-james-reilly - Monday 24 September, 2012

Poll: Should Health Minister James Reilly stay - or go? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

# minister-james-reilly - Thursday 20 September, 2012

"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.

# minister-james-reilly - Thursday 6 September, 2012

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-james-reilly - Saturday 4 August, 2012

Minister and Taoiseach 'did not mislead Dáil on HSE difficulties' HSE

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.

# minister-james-reilly - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

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”.

# minister-james-reilly - Thursday 23 February, 2012

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.

# minister-james-reilly - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

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.

# minister-james-reilly - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

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.