Concussion: Sports-related concussion is a controversial issue at professional and amateur levels, as are the potential long-term effects. How can pl(...)

A total of 106 enforcement orders were issued by the FSAI on food businesses in 2015, marking a 6 per cent drop from the 113 closure orders issued the previous year. Photo: Getty Images

Seven food businesses, including three restaurants, a delicatessen and a pub, were served with closure orders by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (...)

JUNE: Clerys department store on O’Connell Street closes its doors for the last time. Photograph: Frank Miller

January A new year dawns with news that a long-time voice of the Irish consumer, Eddie Hobbs, is the new voice of Lucinda Creighton’s Renua.&nbs(...)

Irish farmers give their pigs up to four times as much antibiotics as Danish farmers, according to the report by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Farmers and vets need to be incentivised to promote the prudent use of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents in food production, according to a n(...)

There is evidence that exposing infants to a wide range of tastes at an early stage will lead to healthier eating later in life. Photograph: Thinkstock

‘Is this one of the worst wrong turns in the history of parenting advice?” was the rather dramatic introductory sentence in a New Scientist article la(...)

About 3% of people in Ireland suffer from some kind of food allergy, according to the FSAI.  Photograph: Getty Images

A new online tool will help some 22,000 food businesses in Ireland to identify and manage allergens on their menus. The website and mobile app develo(...)

Regional flight bookings may come with lower cabin baggage allowances than those offered on domestic flights

The issue of excess baggage and checked-in versus cabin baggage is always guaranteed to annoy people, but we came across a story recently that is b(...)

A Co Kildare restaurant a is among two eateries for which closure orders were issued by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in October. File photograph: Thinkstock

A Co Kildare restaurant is among two eateries for which closure orders were issued by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in October. Curry Le(...)

Misleading labelling: low-fat products usually contain high amounts of sugar and low-sugar products are often full of fats and calories. Photograph: Thinkstock

I recently wrote a piece about breastfeeding (Breast is best but not for Irish babies, August 25th, 2015). Several women wrote for advice abou(...)

A breakfast cereal for babies is being recalled due to a possible insect contamination.  File photograph: Thinkstock

A breakfast cereal for babies is being recalled due to a possible insect contamination. The recall of `Cow & Gate Sunny Start My First Banana Mue(...)