James Reilly TDMinister for Health

Dr James Reilly TD is Minister for Health and Deputy Leader of Fine Gael.

He was appointed Minister for Health on March 9, 2011.

James Reilly was first elected to Dáil Éireann for Dublin North in 2007.

He was appointed Party Spokesperson on Health in 2007 and Deputy Leader in July 2010.

He was president of the Irish Medical Organisation prior to his election.

He has worked as a G.P in the North County Dublin area for the past 25 years, with surgeries formerly in Lusk and in Donabate. In accordance with Standards in Public Office Regulations (SIPO), Minister Reilly no longer practices as a Medical Doctor in the Lusk Practice and the Interest/Management of that practice has transferred to another local Doctor from North Dublin.

He served on the former Eastern Health Board, the Eastern Regional Health Authority and the Northern Area Health Board.


Minister Reilly publishes “The Path to Universal Healthcare: White Paper on Universal Health Insurance”

The Minister for Health, James Reilly, T.D. today 2 April published “The Path to Universal Healthcare: White Paper on Universal Health Insurance”.

10th Anniversary of the Workplace Smoking Ban in Ireland

Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly T.D., today marked the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the workplace smoking ban in Ireland. Since 29th March 2004, smoking is prohibited in most enclosed workplaces under the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002 (as amended).

Statement by Minister for Health on Remuneration in Section 38 Organisations

The Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly, has today received an update from the Health Service Executive (HSE) on the steps being taken to ensure compliance with public sector pay policy in Section 38 agencies.

Minister Reilly announces changes to Risk Equalisation Credits to protect community-rated health insurance for all

The Minister for Health Dr. James Reilly TD today (12 November 2013) announced changes to risk equalisation credits that will apply in the private health insurance market from 1st March next.

New payment scheme for patients of Dr Neary to help bring closure for women who suffered appalling consequences - Minister Reilly

Today (11 November 2013), Dr James Reilly, TD, Minister for Health, announced that approximately 35 women, excluded on age grounds alone from the Lourdes Hospital Redress Scheme in 2007, would be provided with ex gratia awards, which would bring final closure on the issue for them.