Alan Reilly

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Speaking at the launch of voluntary codes for the advertising of certain food products, Minister of State for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne said the food industry needed to ‘cop-on’. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New voluntary codes of practice restricting the advertising and marketing of food and non-alcoholic drinks have been announced. They apply to “non-b(...)

“Ireland is facing a health catastrophe. Six in 10 adults and one in four children are either obese or overweight.” Photograph: Getty Images

Over 20 leading business academics have appealed to Minister for Health Simon Harris to scrap a forthcoming voluntary code of conduct on the marketing(...)

Bray Wanderers boss Mick Cook. “You have to give them the same respect you give a Cork City when they come to play”I

The FAI Cup’s surviving non-league sides head to Longford and Bray this evening where their hosts will be hoping they prove to be handy tickets to the(...)

Dr Pamela Byrne became chief executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland  in March

Food scares will always come and go, whether it’s horse meat, dioxins in pork or BSE. But when the next crisis arrives, there will be a new face le(...)

Campylobacter causes acute gastroenteritis with diarrhoea and vomiting, and can be life-threatening in the very young and old. However, it can be killed by cooking the chicken thoroughly, until it reaches a core temperature of 75 degrees.

More than half of Irish-produced whole chickens are contaminated with the food-poisoning bacterium campylobacter, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland(...)

Eddie Rockets in the Bridgewater Shopping Centre in Arklow, Co Wicklow, was one of nine businesses served a closure order by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland last month. Photograph: The Irish Times.

Nine food businesses, including two kebab shops next door to each other, a Chinese restaurant, a grocery shop and an Eddie Rockets outlet, had closure(...)

The Hairy Lemon public house at Stephen Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Well-known Dublin pub the Hairy Lemon was among a number of outlets served with food closure orders for breaches of food safety legislation by the Foo(...)

Dr Pamela Byrne has been appointed chief executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and will take up office in March 2015. Photograph: FSAI

Dr Pamela Byrne has today been announced as the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s (FSAI) new chief executive.Dr Byrne takes over the role from Prof A(...)

The kitchen of the Dark Horse Inn on Georges Quay in Dublin 2 was one of 16 eateries served with enforcement orders by the Food Safety Authority of(...)

Prof Alan Reilly of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland says businesses are putting their customers’ health at risk by not complying with their legal obligations for food safety and hygiene. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A Blackrock, Co Dublin grocery was one of 12 food businesses served with closure orders by environmental health officers from the Health Service Execu(...)

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