Red wine’s supposed health benefits have been rubbished by British government experts rewriting the rule book on the  alcohol consumption.  Photograph: PA

People need to drink less alcohol as any consumption increases the risk of cancer and other diseases, British government health chiefs said in the fir(...)

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) said it was unaware that the Institute of Economic Affairs, which held a debate on smoking in the college’s premises at Kildare Street in Dublin on Wednesday night, receives support from British American Tobacco.

One of the Republic’s leading medical organisations that campaigns against smoking has admitted it rented out its premises this week for a debate orga(...)