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#health minister

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'Why did it take a Prime Time programme to highlight the problems at Portlaoise maternity unit?'
# Lack Of Compassion
# Lack Of Compassion

'Why did it take a Prime Time programme to highlight the problems at Portlaoise maternity unit?'

Mar 6th 2014, 1:01 PM 7,738 Views 22 Comments

The chief medical officer was questioned on the deaths of babies at Portlaoise this morning.

Reilly: Universal health insurance will not put the state's finances at risk
# Expenditure
# Expenditure

Reilly: Universal health insurance will not put the state's finances at risk

Feb 15th 2014, 3:35 PM 9,152 Views 57 Comments

The Minister for Health also said the system will “end the unfair two-tier health system we currently have.”

Health Minister calls for report into the death of babies at Portlaoise hospital
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Health Minister calls for report into the death of babies at Portlaoise hospital

Jan 30th 2014, 3:11 PM 7,629 Views 49 Comments

The Health Minister also said that he went into politics “to fix the health system”.

National Children's Hospital to get two 'satellite' units - nearer to the M50
# New Centres
# New Centres

National Children's Hospital to get two 'satellite' units - nearer to the M50

Jan 28th 2014, 4:31 PM 10,417 Views 42 Comments

The plan for the main hospital in Dublin 8 has been criticised — with access, parking and traffic among the primary concerns.

Pylon health considerations 'do not warrant involvement of Health Minister'
# Pylons
# Pylons

Pylon health considerations 'do not warrant involvement of Health Minister'

Jan 13th 2014, 6:37 PM 6,840 Views 59 Comments

Meanwhile, Minister Pat Rabbitte has been called on to publish any evidence he may have about the possible health effects of high voltage cables in overhead pylons.

France recalls contaminated baby IV nutrient bags after three deaths
# Investigation
# Investigation

France recalls contaminated baby IV nutrient bags after three deaths

Jan 4th 2014, 4:15 PM 13,128 Views 4 Comments

The parents of the newborns have filed criminal complaints.

Reilly: Tobacco industry wants to take me to court over plain packaging
# Cigarettes
# Cigarettes

Reilly: Tobacco industry wants to take me to court over plain packaging

Dec 18th 2013, 8:06 PM 10,119 Views 83 Comments

The Minister for Health said it would be an “extraordinary society” which put the intellectual property rights of the tobacco industry ahead of the health of its citizens.

Minister: Decision to allow HSE boss keep his top-up must be seen in wider context
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

Minister: Decision to allow HSE boss keep his top-up must be seen in wider context

Dec 10th 2013, 7:01 PM 9,495 Views 69 Comments

Tony O’Brien was granted a €26,000 top-up in 2006 that was not approved by the Department of Health.

Hospital bosses to face grillings next week over 'top up' payments
# Top Up Scandal
# Top Up Scandal

Hospital bosses to face grillings next week over 'top up' payments

Dec 2nd 2013, 8:19 PM 7,851 Views 40 Comments

Executives at non-compliant Section 38 hospitals and agencies are to be bought in for meetings with the HSE Director General.

24 HSE organisations not compliant with government pay policy
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

24 HSE organisations not compliant with government pay policy

Nov 22nd 2013, 6:26 PM 9,480 Views 44 Comments

Minister James Reilly said the government is determined to ensure that public pay policy is respected and complied with.

Reilly: €666 million adjustment "toughest challenge I've had to face yet"
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Reilly: €666 million adjustment "toughest challenge I've had to face yet"

Oct 16th 2013, 11:47 AM 3,360 Views 23 Comments

The Health Minister’s been tasked with overseeing a programme that will include €268 million in pay-related savings and €113 million from a ‘probity drive’ aimed at medical card holders.

Reilly: Chlamydia screening programme 'would not be cost-effective'
# Chlamydia
# Chlamydia

Reilly: Chlamydia screening programme 'would not be cost-effective'

Oct 9th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,050 Views 47 Comments

The minister said it would be difficult to achieve te necessary coverage levels to reduce the reservoir of infection in the Irish population.

Be Gentle With Me Ministerial Pic of the Day
# Pic Of Day
# Pic Of Day

Be Gentle With Me Ministerial Pic of the Day

Oct 8th 2013, 12:42 PM 8,203 Views 71 Comments

No comment.

Half of children who smoke had their first cigarette aged 13 or younger
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

Half of children who smoke had their first cigarette aged 13 or younger

Sep 23rd 2013, 3:06 PM 4,654 Views 16 Comments

However, a new report out today shows that smoking rates among school-aged children are down overall — dropping from 21 per cent in 1998 to 12 per cent in 2010.

Tobacco industry 'needs to recruit 50 new smokers a day' to replace deceased and quitters
# Smoking
# Smoking

Tobacco industry 'needs to recruit 50 new smokers a day' to replace deceased and quitters

Sep 19th 2013, 7:55 PM 19,279 Views 99 Comments

Research due to be launched by Minister James Reilly today found that teens are drawn to cigarettes in attractive packages because of the image they create.

Reilly working towards 'smoke-free' Ireland by 2025
# No Butts
# No Butts

Reilly working towards 'smoke-free' Ireland by 2025

Jul 26th 2013, 8:25 AM 10,098 Views 180 Comments

The Health Minister’s vowing to continue his war on smoking – and says cigarettes are the only freely available product he knows of that can kill the user.

"Big step" in cochlear campaign as parents meet Health Minister
# Cochlear
# Cochlear

"Big step" in cochlear campaign as parents meet Health Minister

Jul 18th 2013, 6:40 AM 3,295 Views 2 Comments

Parents campaigning for bilateral cochlear implants met with James Reilly and an Oireachtas committee yesterday.

Court ruling paves way for NI same sex couples to adopt
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Court ruling paves way for NI same sex couples to adopt

Jun 27th 2013, 2:07 PM 4,032 Views 128 Comments

A court has overturned a challenge by Minister Edwin Poots, who took issue with an earlier ruling to lift an adoption ban.

Menthol cigarettes could be banned across the EU (but not until 2017)
# Tobacco Directive
# Tobacco Directive

Menthol cigarettes could be banned across the EU (but not until 2017)

Jun 21st 2013, 3:33 PM 6,928 Views 47 Comments

Health ministers, chaired by James Reilly, have agreed a ban on menthol cigarettes – but won’t ban slim cigarettes for now.

Reilly facing EU battle on banning of menthol cigarettes
# Health Plan
# Health Plan

Reilly facing EU battle on banning of menthol cigarettes

Jun 21st 2013, 8:55 AM 6,122 Views 33 Comments

The Health Minister is facing some opposition to the ban as he meets his European counterparts today.

The Evening Fix... now with added Twitter-kisses
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Twitter-kisses

Jun 20th 2013, 7:50 PM 3,852 Views 0 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

INMO president: Reilly "has shown little or no regard" for nurses, midwives
# INMO
# INMO

INMO president: Reilly "has shown little or no regard" for nurses, midwives

May 10th 2013, 7:35 AM 6,527 Views 53 Comments

The INMO is to present the health minister with the findings of its trolley and ward watch initiatives, which show an increase in the amount of people on trolleys.

INMO prepared to mobilise against pay cuts
# Conference
# Conference

INMO prepared to mobilise against pay cuts

May 8th 2013, 8:26 AM 3,949 Views 22 Comments

The conference begins this morning, and Minister for Health James Reilly will speak to those gathered tomorrow.

Reilly urged to help make Lung Fibrosis drug available
# Lung Fibrosis
# Lung Fibrosis

Reilly urged to help make Lung Fibrosis drug available

Apr 15th 2013, 2:45 PM 5,659 Views 28 Comments

The HSE is currently in negotiations with the manufacturers of Pirfenidone, which has life-extending benefits for Lung Fibrosis patients.

Pollution 'causes 3,400 early deaths' in Ireland, says An Taisce
# Air Quality
# Air Quality

Pollution 'causes 3,400 early deaths' in Ireland, says An Taisce

Apr 9th 2013, 8:10 AM 5,330 Views 27 Comments

An Taisce also said that poor air quality is costing the country up to €6.3 billion per year in lost days at work and health costs.

Irish Kidney Association calls for increased infrastructure for organ donation
# Organ Donors
# Organ Donors

Irish Kidney Association calls for increased infrastructure for organ donation

Mar 25th 2013, 6:59 PM 4,292 Views 37 Comments

The IKA said the proposed name change for the consent form will not necessarily increase our currant rate of donation.

HSE asks SpunOut.ie to consider 'appropriateness' of threesomes article
# SpunOut
# SpunOut

HSE asks SpunOut.ie to consider 'appropriateness' of threesomes article

Mar 25th 2013, 4:47 PM 11,148 Views 108 Comments

Meanwhile, Health Minister James Reilly said that he felt that the threesomes information was not appropriate for the State to put out there.

Laya Healthcare rejects comments by Reilly about targeted age groups
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

Laya Healthcare rejects comments by Reilly about targeted age groups

Mar 20th 2013, 6:18 PM 6,389 Views 24 Comments

In a speech today Reilly said the insurance provider targets younger, more profitable customers rather than the more expensive, older customer”.

TDs pay tribute to former ceann comhairle and health minister
# RIP
# RIP

TDs pay tribute to former ceann comhairle and health minister

Mar 8th 2013, 6:58 PM 7,528 Views 4 Comments

John O’Connell died this morning at the age of 83.

Reilly gets stuck in lift at opening of mental health facility
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Reilly gets stuck in lift at opening of mental health facility

Feb 28th 2013, 7:35 PM 24,597 Views 115 Comments

The Health Minister was stuck in the lift with staff, press photographers and Minister Kathleen Lynch for at least 10 minutes earlier today.

State receives €45m in settlement from MDU
# Settlement
# Settlement

State receives €45m in settlement from MDU

Dec 18th 2012, 12:44 PM 9,391 Views 11 Comments

Health Minister James Reilly said action had to be taken to ensure cover for patients and consultants.

Special Delivery Unit director’s consultancy paid €50k for advice
# Special Delivery Unit
# Special Delivery Unit

Special Delivery Unit director’s consultancy paid €50k for advice

Dec 14th 2012, 6:30 AM 5,254 Views 25 Comments

The SDU has spent €1.7 million in total on consultancies since it was set up in 2011 by Health Minister James Reilly.

Dáil will spend up to ten hours debating expert group report next week
# Abortion
# Abortion

Dáil will spend up to ten hours debating expert group report next week

Dec 1st 2012, 2:53 PM 3,422 Views 17 Comments

This week, Health Minister James Reilly called on TDs to participate in the planned debates to try to reach a party consensus on legislation for the X case.

Savita: Family give Health Minister public inquiry 'ultimatum'
# Savita
# Savita

Savita: Family give Health Minister public inquiry 'ultimatum'

Nov 26th 2012, 9:44 PM 9,182 Views 119 Comments

They said tonight that the Minister has until Thursday to agree to a public inquiry, or they will take the case to the European Court of Human Rights.

Reilly may be called before Oireachtas committee over mobility allowance
# Mobility Allowance
# Mobility Allowance

Reilly may be called before Oireachtas committee over mobility allowance

Oct 26th 2012, 11:05 AM 3,081 Views 23 Comments

Meanwhile, ALONE and the Disability Federation of Ireland have criticised the government for the ‘illegal’ age limit on the mobility allowance.

Dáil's public spending watchdog hauls bosses in over health overspend
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Dáil's public spending watchdog hauls bosses in over health overspend

Oct 8th 2012, 5:38 PM 5,102 Views 11 Comments

The Public Accounts committee is going to question the heads of the HSE and the Department of Health about spending on drugs, overtime, and consultants.

James Reilly has misled the Dáil - Opposition
# Reilly
# Reilly

James Reilly has misled the Dáil - Opposition

Oct 7th 2012, 3:14 PM 7,485 Views 38 Comments

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.

Poll: Should Health Minister James Reilly resign?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Health Minister James Reilly resign?

Oct 7th 2012, 12:30 PM 19,627 Views 149 Comments

He’s hitting the headlines again today… should he stay or should he go?

James Reilly must go: Labour grassroots meet to call for Reilly's resignation
# Pressure
# Pressure

James Reilly must go: Labour grassroots meet to call for Reilly's resignation

Oct 6th 2012, 3:00 PM 10,535 Views 84 Comments

The members say that Reilly’s approach to healthcare is “completely incompatible” with Labour values.