James Reilly

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The only one who seemed well-prepared and asked a succession of erudite, intelligent questions – and who seemed genuinely interested in the answers – was Sinn Féin senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn (pictured, with microphone, in 2017). Photograph: Alan Betson

Business journalists don’t get out that much. We tend to be kept locked in the basement to crunch numbers and write about profits and bonds. If we’re (...)

A view of the construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

1993: A single, tertiary children’s hospital for Dublin is proposed by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. It recommended the centre be built (...)

Prof Chris Fitzpatrick at the Coombe hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The review into the cost overrun at the national children’s hospital should be widened to look at why it was decided to locate the project at St James(...)

Michael and Danny Healy-Rae suggested the Taoiseach had done a grave disservice to the struggling Irish beef sector.

Beef farmers were very annoyed with the Taoiseach recently for daring to remark that he is trying to cut down on the amount of red meat he eats. Such (...)

James Reilly pictured at his Anglo-Irish mansion on 82 acres in Co Offaly in 2016 as it was put up for sale. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former minister for health James Reilly is calling for tax incentives to encourage people over the age of 55 to vacate large houses to help ease the h(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the Department of Health was right to prioritise legislation to establish a tribunal to deal with the CervicalCheck controversy. File photograph: Tom Honan/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended Minister for Health Simon Harris after his predecessor at the Department of Health James Reilly criticised Mr Harr(...)

 Micheál Martin says:  ‘I am blocking nobody from running for anything.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sitting Fianna Fáil TDs will not be blocked from standing in this year’s European Parliament elections, party leader Micheál Martin has said. Mr Mar(...)

Blaming Minister for Health Simon Harris for leaving the legislation “lying dormant”, Dr James  Reilly said a year in the life of any child was critical. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Health Simon Harris has defended his actions following an unexpected attack from his predecessor and party colleague James Reilly in a ro(...)

Even by the sometimes Byzantine ways of Irish healthcare, the saga of the transfer of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) from Holles Street to the St Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH) campus, shown in the graphic above, has been complex.

Even by the sometimes Byzantine ways of Irish healthcare, the saga of the transfer of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) from Holles Street to the (...)

James Menton, chairman of St Vincent’s University Hospital,  Minister for Health Simon Harris and Master of the National Maternity Hospital  Dr Rhona Mahony: new EU building rules could force the project to be redesigned, escalating the cost and threatening its future. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

This weekend, over five years after the project was unveiled to great political fanfare, not a brick has been laid in the development of Ireland’s lon(...)

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