The tobacco firm which threatened the State with a multimillion-euro legal action unless it scrapped plans for plain cigarette packets by Friday had yet to contact the Government over its refusal to bow to lobbying pressure last night.
Sat, 21 Feb, 2015
Politicians have insisted Ireland will not be “bullied” into cancelling plans to impose plain cigarette packaging by May 2017, despite a multi-million euro legal threat from one of the world’s largest tobacco firms to scrap the bill by Friday.
Wed, 18 Feb, 2015
The Department of Health’s analysis of the impact of forcing cigarette companies to use plain packaging was a box-ticking exercise that breached the Government’s own analysis guidelines, the country’s biggest tobacco company has claimed.
Fri, 09 Jan, 2015
Irish prisoners, including their latest addition, John Dundon, will soon be wearing “Hollywood smiles”, sporting fake tans and smoking Hamlet cigars after retail giant BWG scooped a multimillion-euro contract to supply tuck shops across Irish prisons.
Wed, 14 Aug, 2013