Vaping is being touted as a healthier alternative to smoking by tobacco companies. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s largest tobacco brand was snubbed by junior health minister Catherine Byrne when it sought a meeting to promote its vaping business in the I(...)

Minister for Children James Reilly with an example of how plain packaging would look. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A distributor of a number of well-known tobacco brands has argued before the Commercial Court that Ireland, as a member of the EU, cannot unilaterally(...)

Cigarette maker JTI Gallaher announced plans to shut its factory in County Antrim with the loss of almost 1,000 jobs last month

The trade union Unite has produced a jobs-saving proposal which it claims could rescue 500 of the 876 jobs under threat at the Gallaher’s cigarette fa(...)

Cigarette maker JTI Gallaher is to shut its factory in County Antrim with the loss of almost 1,000 jobs. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Close to 1,000 jobs will be lost with the expected closure of one of Northern Ireland’s major private sector employers.Japan Tobacco International (J(...)

Ian Paisley jnr. Photograp:  Paul Faith/PA Wire

The Gallahers cigarette factory in Ballymena is set to close with the loss of nearly 1,000 jobs after its parent company Japan Tobacco International ((...)

Healthier Smoker Ltd made liquids used in e-cigarettes under a number of different names, including Purple Silk, Calm Desert Brand, Kamel Blend and Myfair E-juice.

Japan Tobacco International has halted its legal proceedings against Healthier Smoker Ltd (HSL) after the Waterford-based firm’s liquidator agreed on (...)

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(...)