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From TheJournal.ie Parents of sick children angry over Varadkar's comments about medical cards WORRIED

Parents of sick children angry over Varadkar's comments about medical cards

The CEO of Jack & Jill has written to Minister Varadkar and the Taoiseach about the medical card issue.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Will Leo survive the Department of Health curse? Poison Chalice

Opinion: Will Leo survive the Department of Health curse?

The newly-crowned Minister for Health’s role could be the making or breaking for one of politics’ rapidly rising stars.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm very sorry': Enda Kenny apologies over medical card 'stress' Not Perfect

'I'm very sorry': Enda Kenny apologies over medical card 'stress'

Gerry Adams said the “embarrassing u-turn” proved that James Reilly should not continue as health minister.

From TheJournal.ie A major concern: 'What would an unplanned visit to Limerick Hospital uncover?' Emergency Department

A major concern: 'What would an unplanned visit to Limerick Hospital uncover?'

The emergency department at Limerick hospital was discussed in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he wants to know the full extent of the mass grave in Tuam and if there are other sites 800 Babies

Taoiseach says he wants to know the full extent of the mass grave in Tuam and if there are other sites

The Children’s Minister said “these revelations are a reminder of our darker past where children were far from cherished”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Why did it take a Prime Time programme to highlight the problems at Portlaoise maternity unit?' Lack Of Compassion

'Why did it take a Prime Time programme to highlight the problems at Portlaoise maternity unit?'

The chief medical officer was questioned on the deaths of babies at Portlaoise this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly: Universal health insurance will not put the state's finances at risk Expenditure

Reilly: Universal health insurance will not put the state's finances at risk

The Minister for Health also said the system will “end the unfair two-tier health system we currently have.”

From TheJournal.ie Health Minister calls for report into the death of babies at Portlaoise hospital Waiting Lists

Health Minister calls for report into the death of babies at Portlaoise hospital

The Health Minister also said that he went into politics “to fix the health system”.

From TheJournal.ie National Children's Hospital to get two 'satellite' units - nearer to the M50 New Centres

National Children's Hospital to get two 'satellite' units - nearer to the M50

The plan for the main hospital in Dublin 8 has been criticised — with access, parking and traffic among the primary concerns.

From TheJournal.ie Pylon health considerations 'do not warrant involvement of Health Minister' Pylons

Pylon health considerations 'do not warrant involvement of Health Minister'

Meanwhile, Minister Pat Rabbitte has been called on to publish any evidence he may have about the possible health effects of high voltage cables in overhead pylons.

From TheJournal.ie France recalls contaminated baby IV nutrient bags after three deaths Investigation

France recalls contaminated baby IV nutrient bags after three deaths

The parents of the newborns have filed criminal complaints.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly: Tobacco industry wants to take me to court over plain packaging Cigarettes

Reilly: Tobacco industry wants to take me to court over plain packaging

The Minister for Health said it would be an “extraordinary society” which put the intellectual property rights of the tobacco industry ahead of the health of its citizens.

From TheJournal.ie Minister: Decision to allow HSE boss keep his top-up must be seen in wider context Top-ups

Minister: Decision to allow HSE boss keep his top-up must be seen in wider context

Tony O’Brien was granted a €26,000 top-up in 2006 that was not approved by the Department of Health.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital bosses to face grillings next week over 'top up' payments Top Up Scandal

Hospital bosses to face grillings next week over 'top up' payments

Executives at non-compliant Section 38 hospitals and agencies are to be bought in for meetings with the HSE Director General.

From TheJournal.ie 24 HSE organisations not compliant with government pay policy Top-ups

24 HSE organisations not compliant with government pay policy

Minister James Reilly said the government is determined to ensure that public pay policy is respected and complied with.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly: €666 million adjustment "toughest challenge I've had to face yet" Budget 2014

Reilly: €666 million adjustment "toughest challenge I've had to face yet"

The Health Minister’s been tasked with overseeing a programme that will include €268 million in pay-related savings and €113 million from a ‘probity drive’ aimed at medical card holders.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly: Chlamydia screening programme 'would not be cost-effective' Chlamydia

Reilly: Chlamydia screening programme 'would not be cost-effective'

The minister said it would be difficult to achieve te necessary coverage levels to reduce the reservoir of infection in the Irish population.

From TheJournal.ie Be Gentle With Me Ministerial Pic of the Day Pic Of Day

Be Gentle With Me Ministerial Pic of the Day

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From TheJournal.ie Half of children who smoke had their first cigarette aged 13 or younger Children's Health

Half of children who smoke had their first cigarette aged 13 or younger

However, a new report out today shows that smoking rates among school-aged children are down overall — dropping from 21 per cent in 1998 to 12 per cent in 2010.

From TheJournal.ie Tobacco industry 'needs to recruit 50 new smokers a day' to replace deceased and quitters Smoking

Tobacco industry 'needs to recruit 50 new smokers a day' to replace deceased and quitters

Research due to be launched by Minister James Reilly today found that teens are drawn to cigarettes in attractive packages because of the image they create.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly working towards 'smoke-free' Ireland by 2025 No Butts

Reilly working towards 'smoke-free' Ireland by 2025

The Health Minister’s vowing to continue his war on smoking – and says cigarettes are the only freely available product he knows of that can kill the user.

From TheJournal.ie "Big step" in cochlear campaign as parents meet Health Minister Cochlear

"Big step" in cochlear campaign as parents meet Health Minister

Parents campaigning for bilateral cochlear implants met with James Reilly and an Oireachtas committee yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Court ruling paves way for NI same sex couples to adopt Gay Rights

Court ruling paves way for NI same sex couples to adopt

A court has overturned a challenge by Minister Edwin Poots, who took issue with an earlier ruling to lift an adoption ban.

From TheJournal.ie Menthol cigarettes could be banned across the EU (but not until 2017) Tobacco Directive

Menthol cigarettes could be banned across the EU (but not until 2017)

Health ministers, chaired by James Reilly, have agreed a ban on menthol cigarettes – but won’t ban slim cigarettes for now.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly facing EU battle on banning of menthol cigarettes Health Plan

Reilly facing EU battle on banning of menthol cigarettes

The Health Minister is facing some opposition to the ban as he meets his European counterparts today.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added Twitter-kisses Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Twitter-kisses

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie INMO president: Reilly "has shown little or no regard" for nurses, midwives INMO

INMO president: Reilly "has shown little or no regard" for nurses, midwives

The INMO is to present the health minister with the findings of its trolley and ward watch initiatives, which show an increase in the amount of people on trolleys.

From TheJournal.ie INMO prepared to mobilise against pay cuts Conference

INMO prepared to mobilise against pay cuts

The conference begins this morning, and Minister for Health James Reilly will speak to those gathered tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly urged to help make Lung Fibrosis drug available Lung Fibrosis

Reilly urged to help make Lung Fibrosis drug available

The HSE is currently in negotiations with the manufacturers of Pirfenidone, which has life-extending benefits for Lung Fibrosis patients.

From TheJournal.ie Pollution 'causes 3,400 early deaths' in Ireland, says An Taisce Air Quality

Pollution 'causes 3,400 early deaths' in Ireland, says An Taisce

An Taisce also said that poor air quality is costing the country up to €6.3 billion per year in lost days at work and health costs.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Kidney Association calls for increased infrastructure for organ donation Organ Donors

Irish Kidney Association calls for increased infrastructure for organ donation

The IKA said the proposed name change for the consent form will not necessarily increase our currant rate of donation.

From TheJournal.ie HSE asks SpunOut.ie to consider 'appropriateness' of threesomes article SpunOut

HSE asks SpunOut.ie to consider 'appropriateness' of threesomes article

Meanwhile, Health Minister James Reilly said that he felt that the threesomes information was not appropriate for the State to put out there.

From TheJournal.ie Laya Healthcare rejects comments by Reilly about targeted age groups Health Insurance

Laya Healthcare rejects comments by Reilly about targeted age groups

In a speech today Reilly said the insurance provider targets younger, more profitable customers rather than the more expensive, older customer”.

From TheJournal.ie TDs pay tribute to former ceann comhairle and health minister RIP

TDs pay tribute to former ceann comhairle and health minister

John O’Connell died this morning at the age of 83.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly gets stuck in lift at opening of mental health facility Health Minister This post contains images

Reilly gets stuck in lift at opening of mental health facility

The Health Minister was stuck in the lift with staff, press photographers and Minister Kathleen Lynch for at least 10 minutes earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie State receives €45m in settlement from MDU Settlement

State receives €45m in settlement from MDU

Health Minister James Reilly said action had to be taken to ensure cover for patients and consultants.

From TheJournal.ie Special Delivery Unit director’s consultancy paid €50k for advice Special Delivery Unit

Special Delivery Unit director’s consultancy paid €50k for advice

The SDU has spent €1.7 million in total on consultancies since it was set up in 2011 by Health Minister James Reilly.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil will spend up to ten hours debating expert group report next week Abortion

Dáil will spend up to ten hours debating expert group report next week

This week, Health Minister James Reilly called on TDs to participate in the planned debates to try to reach a party consensus on legislation for the X case.

From TheJournal.ie Savita: Family give Health Minister public inquiry 'ultimatum' Savita

Savita: Family give Health Minister public inquiry 'ultimatum'

They said tonight that the Minister has until Thursday to agree to a public inquiry, or they will take the case to the European Court of Human Rights.