President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina host an event at Áras an Uachtaráin every year in support of National Breastfeeding Week. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

An “abuse of advertising” in relation to infant formula seeks to confuse parents and pregnant people, President Michael D Higgins has said, after a re(...)

The report found that formula milk marketing strategies included sponsoring advice networks and helplines and giving free gifts to health workers. Photograph: iStock

Formula milk marketing practices, which target parents and pregnant women, are in breach of international standards, according to a new report. More (...)

Shoppers on Grafton Street. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

We’ll get a strong read on how the Irish economy is performing this week with exchequer returns, unemployment and national account data out on Wednesd(...)

US health secretary Alex Azar speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 15th as Donald Trump looks on. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

The US is sending the highest level cabinet official to Taiwan since cutting diplomatic ties with Taipei 41 years ago, reflecting rising support for t(...)

World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during the opening of the World Health Assembly virtual meeting in Geneva. Photograph: Christopher Black/World Health Organization/AFP via Getty Images

The World Health Organization said on Monday an independent review of the global coronavirus response would begin as soon as possible and it received (...)

 Members of the Association of French Models line up for their smallpox vaccinations in 1955. The disease killed 300 million people in the 20th century alone. On May 8th, 1980, the World Health Organisation declared smallpox officially eradicated. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

VE Day will dominate Friday’s headlines, understandably, but the world is also marking the anniversary of another famous victory, and in a conflict fa(...)

Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-Wen visiting a factory where surgical face masks are made on Monday. Photograph: Ann Wang/Reuters

The World Health Organisation went into damage control on Monday amid growing criticism of its isolation of Taiwan since the coronavirus outbreak, and(...)

A young mother breastfeeding her infant daughter. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A resolution to encourage breastfeeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this sprin(...)

Prince Charles said British troops were underresourced during the war in Iraq, according to letters published today following a lengthy battle to keep them private. Photograph:  Alastair Grant/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince Charles said British troops were underresourced during the war in Iraq, according to letters from the royal published today. The government had(...)