Minister for Children James Reilly says he ‘can’t think of a better present for children at Christmas’ than the European Court of Justice ruling in favour of plain packaging for tobacco products. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Minister for Children James Reilly has said he “can’t think of a better present for children at Christmas” than the European Court of Justice ruling i(...)

The introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products in Ireland has moved a step closer after the European Court of Justice rejected a case brough(...)

There was immediate criticism of the 50 cent extra on packets of cigarettes in Budget 2016 from the National Federation of Retail Newsagents  and tobacco companies, with John Player Ireland calling the move a “bonanza for bootleggers”. File photograph: PA Photo

The cost of a pack of cigarettes has risen above €10 for the first time following Tuesday’s budget announcements. The duty on a pack of 20 cigarettes(...)

The Real Cost of Cancer report says that the financial burden caused by parking is “almost unbearable” for some families.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Many cancer patients and their families face a financial crisis while going through their treatment, according to a report commissioned by the Irish C(...)

 The Luke “Ming” Flanagan poster at the rear of the car park at Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Irish Cancer Society says it did not “sign off” on advertising by Independent MEP Luke “Ming” Flanagan which quotes it as part of a political camp(...)

On the way: some of the plain packaging mandatory for cigarettes sold in Australia. Photograph: Reuters

Vincent Jennings is upfront about representing the interests of 1,200 retailers who sell cigarettes and other tobacco products. He is also upfront abo(...)

New restrictions on the use of sunbeds, including a ban on promotions and a requirement to use protective eyewear, are to be introduced next month.

New restrictions on the use of sunbeds, including a ban on promotions and a requirement to use protective eyewear, are to be introduced next month.Com(...)

The Irish Cancer society said cancer affects all parts of Irish society but some people are more at risk than others and where you live has a huge influence on this.

The high rate of cancer incidence and death in poorer communities needs to be tackled as a priority, according to the Irish Cancer Society. A new map (...)

President designate of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Prof Frank Murray called for Government to significantly increase minimum alcohol prices “as a matter of the highest priority”, something he said would have “immediate and substantial” benefits.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ireland needs to “turn off the tap of cheap alcohol to some of the most vulnerable individuals” in society, the Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Publi(...)

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland is very keen to see the smoking ban extended to include smoking in cars where children are present. Photograph: Getty Images

Ten years ago next Saturday (March 29th), Ireland became the first country in the world to introduce a workplace smoking ban. The move was pos(...)

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