Dr Pamela Byrne has been appointed chief executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and will take up office in March 2015. Photograph: FSAI

Dr Pamela Byrne has today been announced as the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s (FSAI) new chief executive.Dr Byrne takes over the role from Prof A(...)

Caryna Camerino, with cakes from  Camerino Bakery, Capel street. Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Ever baulked at your child eating blue cake at a birthday party, then running around, his mouth smeared a Kryptonite green? Or halted, exasperated, as(...)

Brands of baby food which are sold in health food shops are being recalled by the manufacturer because they can make children sick. The Food Sa(...)

The Restaurants Association has called for an urgent meeting with Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Restaurants Association of Ireland has called for an urgent meeting with Minister for Health Leo Varadkar over a new rule requiring all menus to c(...)

The Arlington Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

The basement kitchen of the Arlington Hotel on Lord Edward Street, Dublin 2, was one of 12 food businesses in Ireland served with enforcement orders b(...)

Dr Mary Flynn, the Food Safety Authority’s chief specialist in public health nutrition, says it’s not completely our own fault if we overeat. She says we are surrounded by treats and unhealthy foods, everywhere we look. Photograph: Thinkstock

We all talk about being addicted to foods such as chocolate or crisps but does food addiction actually exist?No, according to some scientists and nutr(...)

The kitchen of the Dark Horse Inn on Georges Quay in Dublin 2 was one of 16 eateries served with enforcement orders by the Food Safety Authority of(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar  told  the conference, organised by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s consultative council, that  studies showed that two out of three adults and one in four primary school children in Ireland were overweight or obese.    Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA

People are besieged by “treat foods” which are formulated to be far more appealing than healthier alternatives, Dr Mary Flynn, public health specia(...)

Health minister Leo Varadkar quoted “disturbing statistics” that show three in four Irish adults and one in four primary school children are obese or overweight. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

It is not helpful to tell overweight and obese people that they have a food addiction and it’s not their fault, a conference exploring the issue of fo(...)

The Department of Agriculture banned the sale of raw cow’s milk in 1996 because of concerns about possible health risks, but EU hygiene legislation in 2006 permits its sale

Regulatory standards for the sale of raw milk are being examined by the Department of Agriculture, following years of uncertainty over the sale of th(...)