It cannot be assumed that low levels of lead in test results indicate the absence of lead pipework. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q As a pregnant woman with young children, I am particularly concerned about the recent media reports surrounding dangerous lead readings in d(...)

Making a splash: one of the more curious things about the new milk scheme is that, unlike the various other Bord Bia quality plans for beef and lamb, this is a 26-county scheme

Last week Bord Bia launched something called the Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme. By 2016 Bord Bia wants every diary farm in Ireland signed up to (...)