Health Minister James Reilly gets stuck in a lift 6 years ago

Health Minister James Reilly gets stuck in a lift

At the launch of a new mental health facility today in Dublin, Minister James Reilly ended up stuck in a lift for 20 minutes.

We don’t know if Minister for Health James Reilly is claustrophobic but he was certainly tested on that score today.

The Fine Gael man was attending the official opening of the Phoenix Care Centre in Grangegorman in Dublin when the lift he was in got stuck.

As you can see, thanks to this tweet by journalist Sara Burke (@sburx), his predicament drew quite a crowd.

Various reports suggests that Reilly was trapped for between 10 and 20 minutes before emerging to officially launch the facility.

Rumours of sabotage from disgruntled public service workers are only the tip of the Twitter joke iceberg on this one.