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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.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly may be called before Oireachtas committee over mobility allowance Mobility Allowance

Reilly may be called before Oireachtas committee over mobility allowance

Meanwhile, ALONE and the Disability Federation of Ireland have criticised the government for the ‘illegal’ age limit on the mobility allowance.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil's public spending watchdog hauls bosses in over health overspend Money Money Money

Dáil's public spending watchdog hauls bosses in over health overspend

The Public Accounts committee is going to question the heads of the HSE and the Department of Health about spending on drugs, overtime, and consultants.

From TheJournal.ie James Reilly has misled the Dáil - Opposition Reilly

James Reilly has misled the Dáil - Opposition

Meanwhile, Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has described Reilly as a “reforming minister” and said he is satisfied with Reilly’s explanation about the criteria used for the primary care locations.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Health Minister James Reilly resign? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Health Minister James Reilly resign?

He’s hitting the headlines again today… should he stay or should he go?

From TheJournal.ie James Reilly must go: Labour grassroots meet to call for Reilly's resignation Pressure

James Reilly must go: Labour grassroots meet to call for Reilly's resignation

The members say that Reilly’s approach to healthcare is “completely incompatible” with Labour values.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Reilly: I'm not a bully, nothing inappropriate over primary care sites Reilly

Reilly: I'm not a bully, nothing inappropriate over primary care sites

The Health Minister gave a strong defence of his conduct in relation to the selection of sites for primary care centres, two of which are in his constituency.

In photos: James Reilly is good with his hands You've Got The Lámh This post contains images

In photos: James Reilly is good with his hands

Forgot cute animals or babies, you wanted a James Reilly slideshow, and by gum you’ve got one.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: James Reilly explains his decision on primary care centres Primary Care

VIDEO: James Reilly explains his decision on primary care centres

The Minister for Health seeks to turn the tables – suggesting Róisín Shortall had used strange criteria to rank potential venues.

From TheJournal.ie James Reilly stands over Primary Care centre decision-making processes Roisin Shortall

James Reilly stands over Primary Care centre decision-making processes

Explaining the three-part criteria for prioritising locations, Reilly called the process “transparent”.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Róisín Shortall's not-so-ringing endorsement of James Reilly Health This post contains videos

VIDEO: Róisín Shortall's not-so-ringing endorsement of James Reilly

The junior health minister voted in favour of James Reilly last night – but only after a four-minute critique of his performance.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly wins confidence vote as Taoiseach and Tánaiste state their support No Confidence This post contains videos

Reilly wins confidence vote as Taoiseach and Tánaiste state their support

The Fianna Fáil proposed motion of no confidence in the Health Minister was defeated but junior health minister Róisín Shortall did not mention or refer to James Reilly once during her statement.

From TheJournal.ie James Reilly faces motion of no confidence today Dáil Éireann

James Reilly faces motion of no confidence today

Vote due this evening on Health Minister after Fianna Fáil proposes that Reilly’s performance has in power has resulted “in more chaos” across the health service.

From TheJournal.ie Rabbitte rallies to support of Reilly during debate on no confidence motion No Confidence

Rabbitte rallies to support of Reilly during debate on no confidence motion

Fianna Fáil’s decision to table a motion of no confidence in Health Minister James Reilly tonight drew criticism from the government benches during a heated debate.

From TheJournal.ie James Reilly to face no confidence motion in the Dáil First Day Back

James Reilly to face no confidence motion in the Dáil

Both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are to table motions of no confidence in the Minister for Health over his handling of the health service.