February 24, 2014

A publican speaks

It’s funny how the lunchtime pint (of a Sunday), can throw up the most enlightening topics of conversation. Our local publican was explaining to we imbibers […]
February 18, 2014

Prime Time on plain packaging – a Tobacco Control Industry Production

Primetime did a piece on plain packaging last night and as a lesson in propaganda it must have few equals. The state broadcaster has a responsibility […]
February 17, 2014

The day I addressed the Oireachtas Health and Children Committee in Leinster House

Well, it’s been an interesting start to the year. My annual two-week media tour turned into a four-week tour and ended in Dublin on Thursday with […]
February 5, 2014

Plain packs for e-cigarettes?

The whole debate on smoking in Ireland gets even more confused. On one side we have the medical/pharmaceutical community, ably fronted by the taxpayer-funded ‘charities’. Then […]