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Sunday 20 April 2014

IMO firm paid minister €114k

A COMPANY linked to the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) paid more than €114,000 in consultancy fees to a business run by Minister for Health Dr James Reilly in the year he served as president of the doctors' group.

Records filed with the Company Records Office show that Irish Medical Educational Services Limited, whose directors include senior figures from the IMO, paid €114,106 to a firm owned by Dr Reilly and his wife, Dorothy.

The minister's spokesman said the 2004 payment to Fingal Medical & Training Services Ltd occurred before he became a politician. Dr Reilly joined Fine Gael just before the 2007 election, winning his Dublin North seat at the first attempt.

The €114,000 appears in Irish Medical Educational Services Ltd's 2004 accounts under "related party transactions" as Dr Reilly, a practising GP at the time, was a director of the firm.

The minister's spokesman said the matter concerned "the affairs of a citizen not engaged in public life as a politician".

Cormac McQuinn

Irish Independent

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