June 26, 2014

The cost of plain packaging

There was an interesting little exchange in the Dáil last Thursday night when Billy Kelleher asked the soon-to-be-ex Minster for Health to detail costs associated with […]
June 24, 2014

Ireland leads the world – in tobacco smuggling

There must be some mistake? Surely today’s piece in the Journal should be about how little Ireland is leading the world in the field of tobacco […]
June 17, 2014

TV3 merry-go-round

When confronted with public health I often feel they live on some other planet. What they say their so-called research has found and what you know […]
June 6, 2014

This is why I need a drink

A couple of separate but intrinsically linked items caught my attention over the last two weeks and this time it concerns alcohol rather than tobacco. Against […]
June 4, 2014

Reilly’s political obituary

Health Minister James Reilly has been an annoying thorn in the side of the nation’s smokers for a few years. Now this portly annoyance may be […]