Festival goers enjoying a mud bath at Oxegen music festival. Photograph: Alan Betson

Why are health messages usually given from a negative or risk perspective? No sooner does the sun shine on the first hot day of the year than h(...)

The Department of Agriculture said it had identified 28 records running to 257 pages on the horse meat investigation. However, the release of 17 of these records, or 222 pages, w
as refused. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Department of Agriculture has refused to release a large number of records under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act that(...)

Two months ago the Food Safety Authority of Ireland revealed horse meat had been found in frozen beefburgers that had been sold in five Irish (...)

Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food, Simon Coveney  presented his report to the Dáil on the ongoing horsemeat scandal. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

CANTILLON: The former Fianna Fáil minister, Ray Burke, and the former Fine Gael leader, John Bruton, have in their time defended the non-disclo(...)

Minister for Agriculture  Simon Coveney: promised that the registration of meat traders and agents would be “vigorously pursued”. Photograph: Alan Betson

It is two months today since the Food Safety Authority of Ireland informed the public that horse meat had been found in frozen beef burgers. (...)

COLM KEENA, Public Affairs Correspondent An Irish meat processing company found horse protein in beef consignments from Poland last June (...)

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