As a result of changes in the British alcohol guidelines, men in the Republic can drink three pints a week more than their counterparts in the North and still be considered at “low risk” of harm from alcohol.  File photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Recommended drinking limits for British men have been sharply reduced, prompting health campaigners in Ireland to demand a similar reduction. As a r(...)

Thin Lizzy: Phil Lynott at the Hammersmith Odeon, in London, in 1976. Photograph: Erica Echenberg/Redferns

‘I grew up in a small town called Ballyclare, in Co Antrim,” says Andy Cairns, the lead singer with Therapy?, one of Ireland’s most resilient rock ban(...)

Accounts of damage caused by flooding dominated the airwaves: The river Suck at Ballinasloe after Storm Desmond hit the area over last weekend. Photograph: Airman Jamie Martin/Air Corps/PA

Bemoaning seasonal excess is practically compulsory at this time of year, but there has been real anguish on the airwaves this week about current sur(...)

Gardaí excavating a site in Co Monaghan as part of the search for the body of Columba McVeigh. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It is just an entry in a diary, a memory written 40 years ago by a young woman who had left her brother to a bus stop, shortly after she had brought h(...)

Four searches, the most recent in September 2013, have been carried out in Bragan Bog, Co Monaghan, since 1999, but Columba McVeigh’s remains have yet to be found.

The family of a teenager kidnapped and killed by the IRA has made a fresh appeal for information, on the eve of the 40th anniversary of his disappeara(...)

The site of a dig in Coghalstown, Co Meath where the remains of Seamus Wright and Kevin McKee were recovered from a shallow grave. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Two bodies recovered from a site in Co Meath last month were those of two of the Disappeared, Seamus Wright and Kevin McKee, the Independent Commissio(...)

One drink a day puts women at increased risk of breast and other alcohol-related cancers, a major study has found. File photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA Wire

Just one drink a day puts women at increased risk of breast and other alcohol-related cancers, a major study published today suggests. People with a(...)

The Department of Health stressed the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill is a “top priority” for Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Publication of legislation to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol and regulate advertising has been delayed until the autumn, creating doubts about (...)

Professor Frank Murray, president of the Royal College of Physicians Ireland, believes tackling the pricing and availability of alcohol is the most effective way to deal with overconsumption. Picture by Fergal Phillips.

The minimum price of a unit of alcohol should be the same as a litre of milk at €1, a liver specialist at Beaumont Hospital has recommended. Pr(...)

 Mary Mitchell O’Connor: alarmed by the volume of messages she has had from constituents against Government plans to end the availability of cheap alcohol.

A south Dublin TD has expressed her “alarm” at the volume of messages she has had from constituents against Government plans to end the availability o(...)