Jose Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – “the OECD BEPS   process is the greatest change to the global taxation system since it was established ..,” writes Feargal O’Rourke ( Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg)

In the context of tax policy, we are in a golden era for people operating in this space, the likes of which I do not expect to see again in my lifetim(...)

Seamus Coleman scores Everton’s second goal during the  Europa League Group H match against VFL Wolfsburg. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images.

Everton 4 Wolfsburg 1 Everton made a successful return to European football with a 4-1 victory over Wolfsburg at Goodison Park last night.Manager Ro(...)

The Health Service Executive has paid for at least 49 patients to undergo sex-change operations abroad. File photograph.
HSE pays for 49 sex-change operations
  • Health
  • September 18, 2014, 09:12

The Health Service Executive has paid for at least 49 patients to undergo sex-change operations abroad at a cost to the taxpayer of about €1.5 million(...)

A person receives a test for diabetes during a free medical clinic in California. Ireland has the worst standard of diabetes care in western Europe, according to a new international comparison. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Ireland has the worst standard of diabetes care in western Europe, according to a new international comparison.The Euro Diabetes Index 2014 ranks Irel(...)

Kate Adams with children in Honduras

Nine years ago this week I boarded a plane and set off alone across the Atlantic. As my peers took their first tentative steps into the world of hi(...)

England’s Danny Welbeck celebrates his second goal against Switzerland  at the Sankt Jakob-Park stadium in Basel this week. Photograph: Denis Balibouse / Reuters

Arsene Wenger has admitted he had originally wanted to sign Danny Welbeck on loan from Manchester United with an option to buy before eventually settl(...)

Reducing sugar intake is not a ‘magic bullet’ to combating obesity, a Dublin conference has been told.

Reducing sugar intake is not a “magic bullet” to combating obesity and the introduction of a sugar tax is not justified, a leading nutrition expert ha(...)

England’s Daniel Sturridge during a training session at St George’s Park, Burton Upon Trent. Sturridge returned to Liverpool injured  Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has criticised England’s handling of Daniel Sturridge after the striker returned to Merseyside injured. The 25-year-(...)

German Formula One driver Michael Schumacher   will continue his recovery at home from injuries suffered in a ski accident late last year. Photograph: EPA

Michael Schumacher is to continue his road to recovery from severe head injuries following a skiing accident in December at his home in Switzerland. I(...)

 England manager Roy Hodgson leads a training session at the St Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, yesterday. Photograph: Walter Bieri/EPA

England manager Roy Hodgson said yesterday he would have liked today’s opening European Championship Group E fixture away to Switzerland – the team he(...)