July 25, 2014

The twists and turns of a national radio debate

I was invited on the Sean O’Rourke Show (RTE Radio 1) yesterday morning to offer the smokers perspective on the proposed plain packaging of tobacco products. […]
July 22, 2014

Plain packaging: an Orwellian moment we must resist

In our commercial world of trading where buying and selling products and services are the mainstay of life itself, there are rules and guidelines that everybody […]
July 13, 2014

Common sense and the Irish

I should clarify before I begin that I dislike country music intensely. In fact, I consider it an insult to the human ear and mind. Having […]
July 11, 2014

Reilly loses Health but the war on tobacco (and obesity) goes on

Well, the Taoiseach has spoken and Stubbs has got ‘Children and Youth Affairs’ with suggestions that public health will also come under his that remit. Even […]
July 7, 2014

Voices of reason but was anyone listening?

Last week a couple of ‘sensible’ voices in Fine Gael were raised but it remains to be seen whether they will be heard. Both Olivia Mitchell […]