Postcard from a  selection of rare, early 20th-century postcards from Kilkenny (€200-€300). It  features the Kilkenny team that won the 1907 All-Ireland final.

Tipperary beat Kilkenny by a single point (1-9 to 1-8) to win the 1950 All-Ireland hurling final. A copy of the match programme is among the GAA lots (...)

Imperial Tobacco, which owns John Player in Ireland, yesterday criticised the Department of Health’s failure to release the regulatory impact assessment for the proposed legislation. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Anyone who breaks new laws imposing plain packaging on all tobacco products could face up to eight years in jail, according to the text of Minister f(...)

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 (...)

We’re all (well, nearly a million of us) familiar with their characters – Gavin, Trish and Kellie – from the RTÉ series Love/Hate, but for this Christ(...)

Bill O’Herlihy: his public relations firm has withdrawn a claim that it advises the Government.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