“Regular energy drinks are basically sugary drinks with added caffeine.” Photograph: Getty Images

The sugar content of some leading energy drinks for sale in Ireland has fallen as manufacturers look to avoid paying higher taxes. However, the size o(...)

Safefood’s study looked at almost 70,000 food products on special offer. Photograph: Getty Images

More than a third of the food and drink on special offer in Irish supermarkets is high in sugar, fat or salt, according to newly published research. (...)

Home-baked Irish soda bread.

With a recent study suggesting the rising consumption of highly processed foods “may drive an increasing burden of cancer in the next decades”, the go(...)

In order to stay healthy for longer and in turn add more years to our lives, it is important to ensure that we look after our health long into our golden years. Photograph: Getty

We have all heard that 60 is the new 40 and if official figures are to be believed, this certainly seems to be coming true. In the 2006 Cen(...)

A woman died after a routine biopsy pierced a swollen blood vessel in a lump in her windpipe, an inquest has heard. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A woman died after a routine biopsy pierced a swollen blood vessel in a lump in her windpipe, an inquest has heard. Marian O’Reilly (76), of Fordstow(...)