James Reilly

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny and senior Fine Gael figures  at the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co Kildare on  the second day of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party meeting. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is prepared to fight any moves to remove him as Fine Gael leader as a growing number of backbenchers and Ministers say his positi(...)

A 1960s Jaguar Mark 2 model - apparently adapted for use by a fire service - and known as a “Fire Chief Jaguar”, with a top estimate of €15,000.

The deputy leader of Fine Gael, Senator James Reilly, is to sell his collection of vintage and classic cars along with the contents of his country ho(...)

Loughton House, a 13-bedroom Georgian mansion in Moneygall, Co Offaly

Dr James Reilly chuckles like “Bottler” as he recalls the first night he slept in “The King’s Bed” at his newly-acquired country mansion. And, no, not(...)

Shops found selling cigarettes to youngsters will get on-the-spot fines

The Department of Health is to introduce on-the-spot fines for retailers who sell cigarettes to minors, and that information will then be published o(...)

Simon Harris, Leo Varadkar, Katherine Zappone and Simon Coveney.

Minster for Health Simon Harris The Department of Health has put an end to many a political ambition. How many new ministers have started full of(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has found his footing in this administration; Richard Bruton has gone about his work quietly while Michael Noonan has numbers to crunch ahead of the budget. But Shane Ross has failed to shine. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny He has survived and that counts for something. Yet it has come at a huge cost. Fine Gael had a terrible election, heavily losin(...)

Caring for an aging population

Abandonment of the interests of an aging population by successive governments has not been confined to pensions. Public nursing homes, community based(...)

Four EU member states – Portugal, Italy, Romania and Slovenia – have introduced taxes on e-cigarettes, or on the liquid used in them

The Government has been told to consider introducing a levy on the liquid used in e-cigarettes. The Department of Finance says a levy of 50 cent on e(...)

Independent Minister for Transport Shane Ross.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The first 100 days of a government is like the first 10 minutes of a championship match. There’s a bit of preening, a lot of showboating, a tincture o(...)

Enda Kenny has recovered some of his brio during the first 100 days, but it is an open question whether he will still head it after another 100.  Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Fourth time is a charm, joked Noel Rock. It was May 6th, and the young Fine Gael TD had been asked on three other occasions since the February electio(...)

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