The Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Bill was originally drafted and presented by Wexford TD Dr Liam Twomey in 2010, when he was in the Seanad.

The Government has published draft legislation for a Bill to allow terminally ill people to make “living wills” setting out treatments they wish, and (...)

 Minister for Health James Reilly said he had asked the HSE to establish a review group to see how people with long-term illnesses or conditions – and who are not covered by medical cards – could access supports. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ambulances are not supplied with sat-nav equipment because it would be unsafe to do so, Minister for Health James Reilly said yesterday.The Health Ser(...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly: addressing the Oireachtas Committee on health this morning Mr Reilly said a review of discretionary medical cards had shown almost half of reciptients were 200 per cent above income guidelines.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Minister for Health James Reilly has defended the HSE’s processing of “discretionary” medical cards, insisting that policy has not changed in the last(...)

On the night of October 17th/18th last year, burglars targeted three offices housed in an eight- storey office block near the European Commission head(...)

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