A classic car passes in front of the American embassy in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

The United States has ordered more than half of its diplomatic personnel to leave Cuba, amid growing concern about a spate of illnesses and maladies t(...)

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(...)