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Special Delivery Unit director’s consultancy paid €50k for advice
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
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'
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
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
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
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?
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
The members say that Reilly’s approach to healthcare is “completely incompatible” with Labour values.
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.
In photos: James Reilly is good with his hands
Forgot cute animals or babies, you wanted a James Reilly slideshow, and by gum you’ve got one.
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.
James Reilly stands over Primary Care centre decision-making processes
Explaining the three-part criteria for prioritising locations, Reilly called the process “transparent”.
VIDEO: Róisín Shortall's not-so-ringing endorsement of James Reilly
The junior health minister voted in favour of James Reilly last night – but only after a four-minute critique of his performance.
Reilly wins confidence vote as Taoiseach and Tánaiste state their support
The Fianna Fáil proposed motion of no confidence in the Health Minister was defeated but junior health minister Róisín Shortall did not mention or refer to James Reilly once during her statement.
James Reilly faces motion of no confidence today
Vote due this evening on Health Minister after Fianna Fáil proposes that Reilly’s performance has in power has resulted “in more chaos” across the health service.
Rabbitte rallies to support of Reilly during debate on no confidence motion
Fianna Fáil’s decision to table a motion of no confidence in Health Minister James Reilly tonight drew criticism from the government benches during a heated debate.
James Reilly to face no confidence motion in the Dáil
Both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are to table motions of no confidence in the Minister for Health over his handling of the health service.
James Reilly: New consultants will have to face a hefty pay cut
Consultants may also have to work weekends under the terms of the new deal.
The Evening Fix... now with added beer concentrate
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
Health Minister comments on National Broadband Plan, quiet on HSE cuts
James Reilly is expected at the Department of Health offices this morning.
Health Minister accused of 'going into hiding' as HSE makes cuts
Fianna Fáil has asked why James Reilly is “nowhere to be seen”, while the HSE admits there are more announcements about bed closures to come.
HSE chief confirms that he is to step down
Cathal Magee’s departure has been announced today as part of changes in the management structure of the Health Service Executive.
The Evening Fix: Thursday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
James Reilly tells Dail: I have acted with complete propriety at all times
The Health Minister told the chamber that the current difficulties stem from ‘complex’ litigation.
The Evening Fix: Wednesday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
James Reilly to address the Dáil at 9.55pm before adjournment at 10pm
The Health Minister is to give a personal statement this evening following revelations that his name has appeared on a debt defaulters list in relation to a nursing home purchase.
James Reilly expected to address Dáil on his business dealings
Plus, what exactly IS the Stubbs Gazette?
Health Minister approves new Hepatitis C drugs
Good news for patients who have been pushing for the reimbursement of new and effective treatments.
HSE recruitment moratorium 'destructive and irrational', say health staff
That’s according to members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, who will hold their 93rd annual conference this week. The theme for the event this year is ‘Safe care – safe practice – no compromise’.
€160k consultant appointed to Special Delivery Unit
Health Minister James Reilly has appointed a consultant to work within his Special Delivery Unit – not an advisor as was claimed. Lis Nixon will be paid more than €160,000 in her new role.
Government likely to come under fire at IMO conference
The theme of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) is Our Patients – Our Priority, and the organisers said they will be discussing pivotal issues including health inequality.
“Majority” of hospitals have cut 1-year waiting times for patients
The Minister told the Dáil that he was determined to address the issues causing unacceptable delays for hospital patients.
"No one will die" because of health cuts, says Minister
In a radio interview this morning, Health Minister James Reilly has said that no one will die in Irish hospitals because of the cuts announced in yesterday’s Budget.
New prostate cancer clinic for Donegal
A rapid access prostate cancer clinic will open at Letterkenny General Hospital in three weeks.
Health Minister 'deplores' misleading food packaging
The comments came as Minister James Reilly once again suggested a ‘sugar tax’ on fizzy drinks and other processed sugary foods.
GPs welcome scrapping of restrictions on treating medical card holders
The health minister has confirmed that Cabinet has approved the drafting of legislation to do away with the barrier between some GPs and medical card patients.
Head of HSE Child and Family vents frustration at... HSE
Gordon Jeyes was recorded giving a lecture at UCD in which he criticised the HSE and questioned the mandatory reporting of child abuse suspicions.
No patient to wait longer than 12 months for treatment
Health Minister James Reilly has instructed all public hospitals to ensure by the end of 2011 that no patient is waiting more than a year – if they don’t, their budgets will be cut.
Poll: Should smoking be banned in private cars?
The Minister for Health has said he would consider banning smoking in private vehicles. How would you react?