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
Senator Reilly congratulates Gardaí and Revenue Commissioners on closure of illicit cigarette factory in Louth
Fine Gael Senator James Reilly has congratulated Gardaí and Revenue Commissioners on the closure of an illicit cigarette factory in Louth today (Thursday).
No room for misinformation on FGM - Reilly
There is no room for misinformation on female genital mutilation (FGM) according to Fine Gael Senator James Reilly who banned FGM during his time as Minister for Health. Senator Reilly was responding to recent comments by Dr Ali Salim of the Islamic Cultural Centre in relation to the outlawed practise.
Time to go smoke free where food is served – Reilly
In advance of Ash Wednesday, a call to ban smoking where food is served has been made by a Fine Gael Senator.