Dr Eamon Keenan, Minister for State Catherine Byrne and Anna Liffey chief executive Tony Duffin at the launch of the new HSE campaign. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A rise in cocaine use in Ireland has prompted the Health Service Executive (HSE) to issue “harm reduction” guidelines on how to make taking the drug s(...)

Paul Reid, managing director of Pfizer Ireland, which sponsors the Healthy Ireland programme. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Jack Power Three out of four people in Ireland’s latest designated Healthy Town say they are trying to cut down on the amount of alcohol they drink. (...)

Alcohol Action Ireland says that 900 people in Ireland develop cancer every year as a result of alcohol dependency.

The Government intends to include a specific warning on bottles and cans that alcohol can lead to certain types of cancer, an Oireachtas Committee has(...)

Minister of State for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris at the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

This time last year Leo Varadkar was in the middle of his interregnum. He was Taoiseach-elect but, like a half-finished fitted kitchen, not fully in(...)

 John Coolahan, a pivotal figure in Irish education policy for more than 50 years,  has died. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Professor John Coolahan, a pivotal figure in Irish education policy for more than 50 years, has died. He was an academic, a researcher, an author, a(...)

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(...)

Votes are counted at the RDS during the Abortion Referendum count. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

“I think we’ve all just grown up a little bit,” said Independent Dublin South Central TD Joan Collins as the referendum result for her constituency wa(...)

According to the Health Research Board, Ireland has the fourth-highest level of alcohol consumption in the OECD region. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to hold up Ireland’s alcohol consumption policies as an exemplar for other developed countries. B(...)

Former Minister for Health James Reilly wants big food retailers to stop selling cigarettes. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

Former minister for health James Reilly has called on the major supermarket chains to stop selling cigarettes. He said he would like to see Tesco, Su(...)

The Government’s new tax on sugar-sweetened drinks will come into effect next Tuesday. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The Government’s new tax on sugar-sweetened drinks will come into effect next Tuesday, May 1st, after the European Commission found that the levy does(...)

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