Marie Laffoy

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How do you solve a problem like the Minister? “Everyone is convinced that Shane wants to get himself fired.” Photograph: Alan Betson

For a confident, ambitious man who likes a lot of attention and the sound of his own voice, the job of government minister must seem very attractive. (...)

The more we drink, the greater the risk of alcohol-related cancer. However,  cancers caused by alcohol can take many years to develop. Photograph: Thinkstock

According to Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer(CMO) for England, “drinking any level of alcohol regularly carries a health risk for anyone,(...)

About 500 deaths from cancer, are linked to drinking alcohol each year in Ireland, the Health Service Executive has warned. File photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

More than 900 cancer cases, with 500 deaths, are caused by drinking alcohol each year in Ireland, the Health Service Executive (HSE) has warned. For(...)

Ten years after Ireland became the first country to ban smoking in all workplaces, the measure is popular and widely complied with, and it has (...)