Minister for Children, James Reilly. Photograph: Eric Luke

As reported on Friday, Minister for Children James Reilly (pictured) is looking at whether he can prevent any firm that has a contract with a tobacco (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has warned smokers of the number of serious diseases linked to smoking and insisted the Government will introduce plain cigarette packaging. File photograph:Jonathan Brady/PA

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has warned smokers of the number of serious diseases linked to smoking and insisted the Government will introduce pla(...)

In a bid to fight off plain packaging, tobacco companies have voiced support for health warnings to cover nearly the entire packet

The manufacturers of Benson and Hedges increased the sales of one of its brands in 2007 by nearly €100 million-a-year in the United Kingdom on the bac(...)

JTI Ireland, owner of the Benson & Hedges and Silk Cut brands, has told the Government  it will take legal action if they fail to promise by Friday that no further steps will be taken to enact the draft law on plain packaging. Photograph: Reuters

The Oireachtas “will not be intimidated by external forces” in legislating to control tobacco use which is responsible for 5,200 deaths each year, Min(...)

Eleven members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer  from International Consolidated Airlines Group to its shareholders and thus pave the way for a sale. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA

Ultimately, 11 members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer for the company from International Consolidated Airlines G(...)

Different flavours for e-cigarettes are sold in a London shop. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty

Creditors of Health Smoker Ltd (HSL) put the company into liquidation yesterday, just days before one of the world’s largest tobacco companies begins (...)

Ian Paisley jnr requested a meeting with the Taoiseach and Ministers to discuss his concerns. Photograph:  Paul Faith/PA Wire

Democratic Unionist Party MP Ian Paisley jnr lobbied the Government against its plans to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes, claiming it would m(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been heavily criticised by the Opposition and anti-smoking campaigners for receiving a delegation of senior tobacco in(...)

Roll-your-own tobacco products could be banned

Taoiseach Enda Kenny received a delegation of senior tobacco industry figures in Government Buildings a fortnight ago, the first time any taois(...)