Pixie McKenna: ‘In an ideal world, if you can cook something, great. It’s cheaper, it’s more convenient, you can batch-cook and, ultimately, as you go through the stages, you can all eat the same thing, which is really important.’

It is a scenario that will resonate with all parents: you’ve just started to get a quasi handle on a stage with your baby and suddenly – wham – the n(...)

Adi Roche, founder of Chernobyl Children International (CCI), with Ann Doherty, chief executive of Cork City Council and Lord Mayor of Cork Chris O’Leary. Photograph: Dan McLaughlin.

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster nearly 30 years ago “left its imprint right across Europe”, the Lord Mayor of Cork, Chris O’Leary, has said on a visit (...)

Zika virus is spread through the bite of a mosquito that is in certain countries but which is not present in Ireland, HSE said. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

The HSE says it has been informed of two unrelated cases in Ireland of Zika virus infection. The two adults are currently well and fully recovered, t(...)

An Aedes aegypti mosquito  in a laboratory in Campinas, Brazil, February 2nd, 2016. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

A new method to render male mosquitoes infertile by nuclear radiation could help reduce populations of insects carrying the Zika virus linked to thous(...)

WHO chief Margaret Chan giving a press conference on Monday in Geneva after an emergency committee debate on whether the Zika virus outbreak should be considered a global health emergency. Photograph: AFP/Fabrice Coffrini

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the Zika virus is “spreading explosively” and looks set to declare the outbreak a “public health emergency of(...)

Colombian women listen as a health worker distributes information on how to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, at the transport terminal in Bogota, Colombia:  latest figures from Colombia show 20,297 confirmed cases of the disease in the South American country. Photograph: John Vizcaino/Reuters

An emergency World Health Organisation (WHO) committee will meet on Monday to advise on the international response to the Zika virus, as the number o(...)

A warning from the World Health Organisation (WHO) that the Zika virus is “spreading explosively” has global implications. Although a mild illness for(...)

Health workers fumigate in an attempt to eradicate the mosquito which transmits the Zika virus on Thursday in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. Zika was first confirmed in Brazil – a country of 200 million – last May, and it spread like wildfire Photograph:  Mario Tama/Getty Images

The World Health Organisation has warned that the Zika virus is “spreading explosively” in the Americas and that as many as four million people could (...)

WHO director general Margaret Chan said spead of the virus was ‘deeply concerning’. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The World Health Organisation has convened an emergency committee to discuss the “explosive” spread of the Zika virus, which is linked to thousands of(...)

World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan attends the WHO meeting on Zika virus in Geneva, Switzerland on Thursday. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

The World Health Organization (WHO) expects the Zika virus, which is spreading through the Americas, to affect between three million and four million (...)