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Irish Cancer Society up-date

Hi Thomás,


I hope all is well. My name is Shane Breslin and I’m part of the Irish Cancer Society web team. I hope you don’t mind the unsolicited email but we’d love for you, as a respected Irish blogger and someone who has blogged about tobacco in the recent past, to be part of our first ever Google+ Hangout On Air on Thursday.


This is a big week for the Irish Cancer Society. On Friday and Saturday we host our National Conference for Cancer Survivorship, our largest ever conference with more than 800 cancer survivors and healthcare professionals coming to the Aviva Stadium.


But before that – and this is the bit that will hopefully involve you – on Thursday the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Heart Foundation will jointly present new research showing how cigarette branding makes smoking more appealing to teens, and we thought you might be interested in taking part.


Minister for Health Dr James Reilly announced earlier this year that Ireland would become the second country after Australia to adopt standardised packaging, which is also known as plain or generic packaging. This means that there will be no branding, fancy colouring or attractive cigarette pack designs any more.


Our new research, which was carried out with 15-16-year-olds around Ireland, shows that standardised packaging would make them less likely to smoke.


The research studies:

  • ·         Teen smoking attitudes and behaviours;
  • ·         The role of branded cigarette packaging;
  • ·         Reactions to “plain packaging”.

The research is being launched in Dublin on Thursday morning and we’d love to invite you to an online briefing at 3.15pm (Irish time) on Thursday afternoon, where we’ll explain a bit more about what it’s about and answer your questions about standardised or “plain” packaging.


If you have any questions about standardised or plain packaging that you’d like to ask, feel free to send them on in advance and we’ll do our best to answer them on Thursday.


Before I finish up, some important housekeeping notes:

  • ·         If you would like to attend, please RSVP before 4pm tomorrow (Wednesday, September 18th)
  • ·         You’ll need to be signed into a Google account to access the Hangout On Air. This usually means a Gmail or YouTube account. Please let me know the email address you use to access any Google product.
  • ·         You won’t need a webcam. While many Google+ Hangouts On Air take the form of video conferences, this one will be a webinar, with a presentation and text-chat communication.
  • ·         Places in the Hangout are limited – as with all Google+ Hangouts On Air, the participant numbers are limited to 10, so please RSVP before 4pm on Wednesday if you’d like to be one of the attendees.
  • ·         If you can’t make it on the day, or you don’t make it into the first 10, you can watch the webinar live on our YouTube channel at 3.15pm on Thursday, or watch it in its entirety on YouTube anytime from Thursday evening on.
  • ·         Find out more about Google+ Hangouts On Air here.
  • ·         This link, about Google+ Hangouts, should also give you some valuable information about system requirements – if you have an up to date computer, with a decent broadband connection and an up to date browser (we recommend Chrome) then you should be fine.
  • ·         And finally, we look forward to welcoming you to this first ever Irish Cancer Society Hangout On Air!





Shane Breslin | Online Content Lead Irish Cancer Society | 43/45 Northumberland Rd, Dublin 4 T: +353 1 2316 654  |  Fax: + 353 1 2310 555 E: sbreslin@irishcancer.ie W: http://www.cancer.ie National Cancer Helpline Freefone 1800 200 700 Registered in Dublin no. 20868 CHY 5863

James Reilly back in hot water after he reveals just 5% of Irish medicine is generic

James Reilly (in front of microphones).

James Reilly (in front of microphones). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Opposition politicians may have largely abandoned their sallies on Minister for Health James Reilly’s position on the bumping-up of a site in Balbriggan belonging to his associate, for development as a primary care centre, but controversy and malodour involving the Minister and his actions are not going away. Today we learn of continued resistance by consultants to his late-in-the-day reform of work practices, but it was earlier this week that the Minister revealed in the Dail that practically all medicines used in the Irish public health system are expensive non-generic medicines. This compares with just 20% use of non-generic medicines in our closest neighbour, the UK.

Minister Reilly was responding to a series of questions from the Sinn Fein health spokesman Caoimhghin O’Caolain……………………..

full article at source: http://namawinelake.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/james-reilly-back-in-hot-water-after-he-reveals-just-5-of-irish-medicine-is-generic/

That damned, elusive stinking snail (Minister James Reilly)

“We seek him here, we seek him there, and those Irish senior citizens seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven? – Is he in hell? That damned James Reilly, that stinking snail “

Government is looking after its own “insider pals” 30K pay hike for HSE boss!

THE new HSE chief yesterday defended his €30,000 salary hike as Health Minister James Reilly signalled the Government should look again at public service pay.

Tony O’Brien, who previously earned €165,000 as a health official, before taking over as Health Service Executive director general designate recently, is to be paid €195,000.

Asked if it sent out the wrong message when he is overseeing €130m in health cuts, affecting many elderly and the disabled, Mr O’Brien said the salary figure was a matter for the Government and it was less than his predecessor earned.

He was speaking as Dr Reilly insisted the €700m in cuts that will be needed in the health service next year…….full article at source: http://www.independent.ie/national-news/hse-chief-overseeing-130m-cutbacks-defends-pay-hike-3216507.html


This is another well placed pal is been given a lottery salary and perks while the ordinary Joe is been fleeced, stripped of essential home care services and don’t mention A&E services .This is a blatant example of the out of touch politicians and their pals as they continue to dismantle the hard won health services every Irish citizen at one stage was entitled too . Now it is all about the haves and have not’s. Greed is alive and well and if you are with the “in” crowd you will be looked after and to hell with the rest of us. This Government is looking after its own insider pals and this will not be the last example I fear! As long as idiots continue to vote in such brazen gangster politicians they will continue to feather their own nests and that of their insider pals.

The fun hasnt even started just wait for the water charges and the increased household charge(Irish poll tax) are forced through .I wonder who is going to get the top job in these new Quangos ?more that likely more pals of the gangsters in Government!

On that note Big Phil has this message for you lads!

Wake up Ireland, Get up off your knees and rid ourselves of the political élite who have robbed us of our country and whose greed has no bounds!

James Reilly Tax

Last week James Reilly, the Minister for Health, got himself into hot water when his name was published in Stubbs Gazette for unpaid debts. He was part of a syndicate that invested in a nursing home to get tax relief.

He put up £60,000 of his own money (about €76,000). There were 13 members in the syndicate and they raised about €2.25m to set up a nursing home. Apart from what they put in themselves, they borrowed €1.9m from Bank of Ireland.

Five of the original investors, including Dr Reilly, agreed from the start to buy out the others. When they failed to pay they were taken to court, where they were ordered to pay up. With nothing paid, James Reilly’s name appeared in Stubbs Gazette.

This is typical of the type of tax scheme that helped fuel the property bubble and is leading to disputes all across the country as commitments are not honoured. Tax relief for nursing homes is given by way of capital allowances (annual deduction) for expenditure on buildings. Fifteen per cent

full article at source: http://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/james-fitzsimons-taxpayers-could-foot-bill-for-dr-debtstyle-schemes-3168384.html



Remember “a salary of 250,000 for consultants in public hospitals in chicken feed”?????

what else can you expect from “insiders ”

reaping benefits from insider information !

New Cancer treatment with Antineoplastons (Ministers reply)

James Reilly to me

REF.New Cancer treatment with Antineoplastons

see posting : http://thepressnet.com/2011/10/03/antineoplastons-cancer-drugs-in-fda-trials-since-1995-results-publicly-audited-by-congress-to-gain-final-fda-approval/

I acknowledge receipt of your email.  Your correspondence will be brought to the attention of Dr James Reilly T.D., Minister for Health and to the relevant officials in the Department of Health.  If the content of your correspondence relates to the functions of another Minister’s department, it will be brought to their attention for direct reply.                                                                                                                                                                Yours Sincerely,                                                                                                                    Constituency Office of Dr James Reilly T.D., Minister for Health                                           Unit 3, 1st Floor, Chamber Building                                                                                      Street,                                                                                                                         Swords,

“In truth there are 1,000 Roscommons coming down the track.”

Photo by machholz

By Namawinelake

A phenomenon of the current financial crisis has been the colossal sums of money involved – the banks may cost us €70bn to bailout, we have an annual deficit of €18bn, our national debt is likely to peak over €200bn. For a country with a population of 4.6m, these numbers are truly gigantic. Indeed they are so big that we sometimes lose sight of what the numbers will mean to us individually or as communities. Having already suffered levies and charges to our wages, we have also seen cut-backs to services, and these look set to intensify. The closure of the Roscommon Accident and Emergency facility may have attracted a lot of headlines, but in truth there are 1,000 Roscommons coming down the track.

see full article at source here: http://namawinelake.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/protesters-in-cork-launch-bond-tracking-facebook-page-see-daily-updates-of-bondholder-repayments/

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