Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Health Committee Jerry Buttimer (left) and Minister for Health  James Reilly  during a media breifing at Government Buildings where it was announced that Cabinet had approved the General Scheme for the Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill 2013.   Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health James Reilly said he would be “astonished” if legislation proposing cigarettes be sold only in plain packs did not prompt legal ac(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Health James Reilly has said the threat of an arson attack on his home by anti-abortion campaigners will not deter him from legislatin(...)