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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Balbriggan

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# Reilly
James Reilly has misled the Dáil - Opposition
Meanwhile, Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has described Reilly as a “reforming minister” and said he is satisfied with Reilly’s explanation about the criteria used for the primary care locations.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Health Minister James Reilly resign?
He’s hitting the headlines again today… should he stay or should he go?
# current affairs
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Children’s hospital site for Balbriggan? TDs to stay home to cut costs? Chinese takeaways off menu for athletes?
# Reilly
Quinn angry at being misled over primary care centres answer in Dáil
“The information was given was from Minister Reilly’s personal office and it clearly was wrong,” Ruairí Quinn told RTÉ radio this morning.
# Reilly
Reilly insists he had ‘no hand, act or part’ in choice of Balbriggan site
The Health Minister faced more questions about the selection of two sites in his constituency for proposed primary care centres in the Dáil this afternoon
# Leaders' Questions
Troika forced Ireland into repaying €1bn AIB bond - Quinn
Ruairí Quinn says the Troika are the only people who will affordably lend to Ireland – so what they say goes.
# Reilly
Reilly: I'm not a bully, nothing inappropriate over primary care sites
The Health Minister gave a strong defence of his conduct in relation to the selection of sites for primary care centres, two of which are in his constituency.
# access
Train station lifts closed for over three months
The disabled access lifts in Balbriggan train station in North County Dublin are finally due to reopen today, three months after being vandalised.
# Primary Care
VIDEO: James Reilly explains his decision on primary care centres
The Minister for Health seeks to turn the tables – suggesting Róisín Shortall had used strange criteria to rank potential venues.
# Roisin Shortall
James Reilly stands over Primary Care centre decision-making processes
Explaining the three-part criteria for prioritising locations, Reilly called the process “transparent”.
# Resigned
James Reilly on Shortall's departure: 'Pressure's only for tyres'
The Minister for Health showed little disappointment at Róisín Shortall’s resignation – who the Labour chairman said had the full support of party leadership.
# Primary Care
Reilly defends decision to consider constituency towns for new health units
James Reilly added Swords and Balbriggan – both in his constituency – to a list of venues being considered for primary care centres.
# Balbriggan
Balbriggan beach reopens and is deemed safe for swimming
The beach was closed earlier this week after raw sewage was discharged into the sea.
# Human Waste
Balbriggan beach closed after raw sewage overflow
A malfunction at a local pump station due to power failures caused the overflows.
# Drug seizure
Cannabis and ecstasy worth €142,000 seized in Dublin
One man has been arrested in relation to the seizure.
# Crime
Swords pair held captive in aborted Tiger Kidnapping
A gang broke into a home in Swords, making a woman go to work at a nearby post office while under duress.
# Courts
Man due in court over serious sexual assault on teen in park
The man was arrested by gardaí yesterday following the incident last Saturday.
# Arrests
Ten arrested in Balbriggan dissident swoop
The men were detained as part of an investigation into dissident activities.
# Louth
Two arrested in Louth after bomb-making material found
A large amount of fertilizer was found at a house in Hackballcross and two men in their fifties were arrested.