Leo Varadkar described the range of measures as the most far-reaching yet to curb the misuse of alcohol

Penalties, including fines and prison, modelled on tobacco and sunbed legislation

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar pictured with Brian O’Mahony (L) chief executive of the Irish Haemophilia Society and  Barry Harrington (R), chairperson of the National Haemophilia Council at the launch of the new severe bleeding alert card  in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Irish Haemophilia Society

Card will ensure rapid treatment within minutes of arrival at an emergency department

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar says the latest regulations mark the first time the Government is dealing with alcohol consumption through public health legislation rather than through licensing and justice legislation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Restrictions on sale of cheap drink and warning labels on bottles included in new legislation

Rory McIlroy pictured arriving to the High Court in Dublin on Tuesday. A dispute between the golfer and his former sports management firm has been settled. Photograph: Courts Collins

No comment by either side but deal understood to involve $25m payment by golfer

Independent TD Catherine Murphy and Michael Taft, research officer with the Unite trade union who have called on the Government to host a European debt conference. Photograph: Collins

Motion to be debated in the Dáil on Tuesday and Wednesday nights

Labour party senator Lorraine Higgins said the 2nd February had never been a “drop dead deadline” for registering with Irish Water but said it was important “ for the purposes of allowances” that people register on Monday.

Labour party senator says it will be possible to put a charge on a property where water water bills are not paid

The European parliament in Brussels was evacuated on Monday morning due to a bomb alert sparked by reports of a suspicious car parked nearby.

Buildings evacuated in Brussels due to a suspect car parked nearby

Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Picture Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin. Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Deadline of midnight to register with Irish Water to receive accurate bills

Minister of State at the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch unveiled a new fitness-to-practise regime  which will allow members of the public to get formal complaints examined against a range of registered professions.

Kathleen Lynch insists universal health insurance will be affordable

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