Adrian O’Sullivan, of the Environmental Health Association said the legislation was a practical measure to limit the visibility and availability of alcohol.

New legislation is aimed at both “de-normalising” the sale of alcohol and reducing impulse buying, which accounts for almost one-third of alcohol purc(...)

 Oisín McConville: he  delivers talks to children as young as 12 as part of his advocacy work in the area of gambling. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Oisín McConville told a conference on Thursday that he now delivered talks to children as young as 12 as part of his advocacy work in the area of gamb(...)

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill should be passed in its entirety including a provision to introduce minimum unit pricing on alcohol, a Senator has said. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

About 85 per cent of men over the age of 40 who took their own lives in Cork in the last nine years had a history of alcohol abuse, a public meeting h(...)

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill which was introduced by Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, when he was minister for health.

The Minister for Health has been urged to resist attempts by the drinks industry to introduce amendments to forthcoming bill on the sale and marketing(...)

Minister Charlie Flanagan  said the Bill was ‘not gathering dust on any shelf anywhere’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Controversial legislation on the sale of alcohol is “not gathering dust on any shelf anywhere,” Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has told the Sea(...)

New legislation means drinkers should be able to go to the pub next Good Friday. Photograph: iStock

A Government backbencher was a lone voice in the Seanad against the passage of legislation to break a 90-year-old tradition and allow pubs and restaur(...)

‘One side wanted to enable young people and have their contribution to society and capabilities and enthusiasm recognised and their franchise extended.’ File photograph: Getty Images

The Seanad voted on Wednesday to delay a Bill seeking to reduce the voting age in local and European elections to 16. Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael co-o(...)

Historian Catherine Corless at the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, Co Galway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Tuam baby scandal has been described as Ireland’s “dirty little secret’’ by Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell. He told the Seanad on Tuesday (...)

Simon Harris: he told the Seanad that behind every trolley number there was a patient in need of effective, timely and compassionate care

Minister for Health Simon Harris has called for a greater effort to assist hospital patients on trolleys. He told the Seanad that behind every trolle(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Pope Francis at St Peter’s Square in Rome in April 2014. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

At the beginning of the Dáil week observers noticed the Taoiseach was in very good form. Perhaps it was something to do with the rapidly approaching(...)