Galway’s Joe Canning celebrates scoring the memorable late equalising point in the pulsating Leinster semi-final against Kilkenny at Tullamore. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

One of the chief characteristics of hurling is the manner in which it can take relatively small differentials on the field and turn them into substant(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly has said he is confident challenges used by big tobacco in Australia – including heavy political lobbying, advertising and criticism of “nanny state” policies – can be resisted. Photograph: Alan Betson

Big tobacco has begun lobbying retailers on the impact of plain cigarette packaging on revenues, using advertisements in the trade press as well as o(...)

The Health Identifiers Bill 2013, which will introduce plain packaging for tobacco products,  has won cross-party support. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Representatives of three major tobacco companies in Ireland insisted at a parliamentary hearing yesterday that they never target children and would(...)

Oireachtas committee is to discuss proposed  legislation that will require tobacco products to use plain packaging. Photograph: PA

The Law Society will attend a meeting of the Oireachtas Health Committee today to outline its strong opposition to the Government proposals to (...)

Central Park: high-spec office, retail and residential scheme with good transport links

Nama has settled on a guide price of over €250 million for Central Park in Leopardstown, Dublin 18 – the largest single Irish property asset to be off(...)

Bill O’Herlihy: his public relations firm has withdrawn a claim that it advises the Government. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The public relations company owned by veteran sports broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy has with(...)

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