January 31, 2014

Cynical self-interest dressed up as public health

Dublin has been weird this week. The charade of the public hearing into plain packaging is still running in government buildings and yesterday a veritable war […]
January 28, 2014

Raining in the Kingdom

Kerry is rightly known in Ireland as ‘The Kingdom’. Driving at a crawl through the monsoon downpour in Kerry yesterday there was nothing for it but […]
January 24, 2014

Plain packaging tour – round one

Plain Packs Plain Stupid Tour. The tour has panned out nicely for the first week. It began in Cork on Tuesday with a soundbite on the […]
January 23, 2014

Ireland: a beautiful sad little country

Family and friends depair that I would set out to defend what they view as the indefensible. News of another Forest media tour meets with a […]
January 17, 2014

A simple guide to defending the use of e-cigarettes in public

A reader has asked me to write a simple defence of the use of e-cigarettes in public, so here goes. Cranks, extremists and phobics who see […]