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
Imperative Sinn Féin confirm they will not break the law by spending £1.5m donation in Republic of Ireland – Reilly
Sinn Féin and Mary Lou McDonald should confirm that a £1.5 million donation to Sinn Féin will not be spent by the party in the Republic of Ireland, thereby breaking the law, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
Application for 40 bed day hospital marks a step forward for health care in Swords and North Dublin - Reilly
The planning application to Fingal Co Council for a new state of the art modern 40 bed day hospital is welcome news for Airside Swords according to local Senator and Doctor James Reilly.
Amendment to the Airport Noise Regulation Bill puts thousands of jobs at risk - Reilly
An amendment to the Airport Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulation Bill 2018 by Clare Daly will have severe consequences for jobs at Dublin Airport and the surrounding communities, a Fine Gael Senator has said.