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
Reilly calls for greater powers of enforcement for EPA
Fine Gael Senator and bye-election candidate James Reilly has called for greater powers of enforcement for the EPA following the latest boil water notice.
Ireland must ban flavoured vapes – Reilly
Ireland should consider banning flavoured vapes to help prevent children and young people from taking up the habit, a Fine Gael Senator has said.
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.