Exclusive Interview with Minister for Health James Reilly

In a major interview with The Sunday Business Post, health minister James Reilly hits back at his critics and outlines his plans for the health service to Susan Mitchell.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
20th January, 2013
James Reilly: despite a difficult 2012, he is adamant that his reform agenda is progressing. Photo: Tony O'Shea

In 2012, Dr James Reilly lost his junior minister, as well as the chief executives of the VHI and the HSE. He made history by becoming the first government minister to appear in Stubbs Gazette. The troika hit out at his management of the health budget, and he received a severe hammering over what was widely derided as political interference in the selection of primary care centres. It was, by any reckoning, an annus horribilis...

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