John Crown

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Revenue said the cigarettes represented a loss to the Exchequer of €3.6 million. File photograph: Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been heavily criticised by the Opposition and anti-smoking campaigners for receiving a delegation of senior tobacco in(...)

The Seanad chamber. “The Government decision this week to allow the Seanad Reform Bill 2013 to pass to committee stage without a vote arose for reasons of realpolitik rather than from any commitment to reform.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Events and debates this week in the Seanad and within the Fine Gael parliamentary party illustrate the complexity involved in parliamentary ref(...)

 Paul Coghlan: said it was “unthinkable and unconscionable” that an unborn baby, capable of life outside the womb, could lose its constitutional right and be killed. Photograph: Eric Luke

Paul Coghlan (Fine Gael) welcomed the comments made in the abortion debate by the Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin, in a letter in yest(...)

Issues arising from the reform of the Seanad or its abolition have not been adequately debated. In the absence of public discussion, the Govern(...)

Under a European Court of Justice ruling Ireland had to discontinue setting a mandatory level below which cigarette prices could not be lowered, as it would restrict the freedom of the industry to make effective use of competitive advantage. Photograph: Alan Betson

The cigarette industry is “evil’’, Independent Senator John Crown said. Prof Crown, an oncologist, said it should be see(...)

The Good and New cancer charity bus making its way through Barnesmore Gap between Ballybofey and Donegal Town during it's journey from Letterkenny to Galway. Photograph: Declan Doherty
Cancer: the toughest journey
  • Health
  • March 10, 2013, 16:18

It’s 7.15am at the Dry Arch filling station in Letterkenny and a hard frost is down outside. A lorry driver bounds in from the darkness, rubs (...)

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