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(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly has proposed the introduction of standardised or plain packaging of tobacco products. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Some of America’s largest business organisations have urged the Taoiseach to rethink plans to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products. Such a m(...)

Bill O’Herlihy: his public relations firm has withdrawn a claim that it advises the Government.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(...)

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(...)