Dr James Reilly is a Senator in the 25th Seanad having been nominated by former Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. in May 2016. He is the former Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and Deputy Leader of Fine Gael. James is the Fine Gael Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in the Seanad. He was appointed Minister for Children and Youth Affairs on July 11, 2014. He was Minister for Health from March 9, 2011 to July 11, 2014.
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 is currently a practising GP at Fingal Clinic, Lusk Town Centre, Lusk, Co. Dublin.
He served on the former Eastern Health Board, the Eastern Regional Health Authority and the Northern Area Health Board.
News & Statements
Decline in smoking among children encouraging but research shows vaping measures urgently needed as companies target children – Reilly
A decline in the numbers of children smoking is extremely encouraging, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Three new classrooms, a state-of-the-art science lab and new art room for Skerries Community College – Reilly
Fine Gael bye-election candidate, Senator James Reilly, has confirmed Skerries Community College has been approved for a state-of-the-art extension.
Reilly welcomes sharp decrease in smokers
Fine Gael bye-election candidate, Senator James Reilly, has warmly welcomed the sharp decrease in the number of smokers in Ireland.