The WHO said the Zika virus, carried by mosquitoes, remains a highly significant problem, but it is not any more a public heath emergency of international concern. File photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Friday that the Zika virus and related neurological complications no longer constitute an internationa(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly has proposed the introduction of standardised or plain packaging of tobacco products. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Some of America’s largest business organisations have urged the Taoiseach to rethink plans to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products. Such a m(...)