The Impossible Burger 2.0, a plant-based vegan burger that tastes like real beef is introduced at  CES 2019 in Las Vegas. Photograph:  Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

The fate of the planet depends on what’s on your plate, it seems. The EAT-Lancet Commission’s study on the dietary changes required to put the global (...)

Foods that could be taxed under a “sin tax” include yogurts. Photograph: iStock

Taxes on household staples including yoghurts, crisps, bread and sliced ham could cost a typical Irish family an extra €606 per year, a report by the (...)

Thank goodness January is over. There might now be less media coverage about diet, nutrition and obesity. RTÉ’s Operation Transformation will soon be (...)

Expensive divorce? Most economists say Britain will pay for leaving the EU. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA

The majority of economists are just as pessimistic about Brexit’s likely effect on Britain’s economic prospects as they were a year ago. They have no(...)

The SNP’s implied acceptance of federalism goes beyond Brexit, creating a general survival mechanism for the UK

The first obstacle to a Federal United Kingdom is the unfortunate acronym. But perhaps a name change would not be necessary – “united” serves for fede(...)

Corey Lewandowski: Donald Trump’s former campaign manager comes from a group called Americans for Prosperity, which is funded by the billionaire Koch brothers. Photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Yes, Donald Trump’s politics are incoherent. But those who surround him know just what they want, and his lack of clarity enhances their power. To und(...)

 Red wine’s supposed health benefits have been rubbished by British government experts rewriting the rule book on the  alcohol consumption.  Photograph: PA

People need to drink less alcohol as any consumption increases the risk of cancer and other diseases, British government health chiefs said in the fir(...)

Britain’s relationship with the EU is increasingly fragile, as the recent BBC debates  between UKIP leader Nigel Farage and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg demonstrated

Imagine, for a second, a report written by an official from the Department of Foreign Affairs that detailed how Ireland might exit the euro and(...)

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) said it was unaware that the Institute of Economic Affairs, which held a debate on smoking in the college’s premises at Kildare Street in Dublin on Wednesday night, receives support from British American Tobacco.

One of the Republic’s leading medical organisations that campaigns against smoking has admitted it rented out its premises this week for a debate orga(...)