James Reilly

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A comprehensive report on organ donation in Ireland was  published by the Oireachtas committee in September 2013.

A year ago the then Minister for Health Leo Varadkar announced during Organ Donor Awareness Week that the Department of Health was working on legislat(...)

Horse and Greyhounds by the English artist John Emms went for €17,500 (€12,000-€18,000) at Durrow auction

Auction Results: Monday, March 6th: Morgan O’Driscoll Auctioneers, Skibbereen, Co Cork. Irish Art Online Auction. 88 per cent of lots sold. Lot 64, T(...)

Legg Mason has more than $710 billion of assets under management. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Legg Mason, the global investment firm with more than $710 billion (€670 billion) of assets under management, plans to set up a fund management compa(...)

 A Travellers’  rights protest  on their way to the Dáil. Enda Kenny’s symbolic statement will not confer any   additional new rights on Travellers. Photograph: Alan Betson

After almost 20 years covering the Traveller community, a story heard repeatedly has been of Traveller children hiding their identity. One, told here(...)

 “Wouldn’t it be great if the history of the Traveller people, and our culture,  was taught in the schools?” James Reilly at the Traveller site in Clonshaugh, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Father of three James Reilly (34) lives with his family in St Dominic’s Park, on the site of a former dump, off the Malahide Road in Coolock. Some 22 (...)

 A woman pays respects to Cardinal Connell at his funeral in the Pro-Cathedral, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A remarkable feature of Cardinal Desmond Connell’s funeral last week was the scarcity of public representatives. It was such a “small” affair for some(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “The contradiction means that a Taoiseach elected in 2011 with a mandate for change so huge he could have done anything, leaves having altered little.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Politics has a clear set of goals in theory but is a paradox in practice. Political language, as George Orwell noted, is “to give an appearance of sol(...)

Plans to move the maternity hospital from Holles Street to St Vincent’s were delayed by 18 months due to a row over governance. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The expected bill for moving the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) has jumped by €150 million due to the cost of locating it in St Vincent’s hospital,(...)

Experience of previous health ministers has been that they have a period when people remark that they are trying to do things, before that gives way to questioning if they have done anything. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It is a myth that health is a graveyard of political careers. In the last two and a half decades, Brendan Howlin, Michael Noonan, Brian Cowen and Mich(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said 194 spinal procedures would be carried out, significantly more than last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The new theatre to treat scoliosis at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin will open in April, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said. He sa(...)

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