A number of blood donors have indicated their intention to sue the Irish Blood Transfusion Service after faulty testing equipment failed to detect their low haemoglobin levels, the service has confirmed. Photograph: Thinkstock/Getty Images

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service is facing legal action from donors who were cleared to give blood despite being anaemic. A number of donors hav(...)

Tom Moloney, Tom Treacy and Ollie Robinson, former hurlers and committee members of Tynagh Abbey-Duniry GAA Club. Photograph: The Irish Times

Hurling runs deep in Galway. You travel the narrow stone-clad roads in the east of the county and you know it’s hurling country. Boys and girls walk t(...)


While most people are familiar with workplace schemes or personal pension plans there is another type that is slightly more exotic and has tended to (...)

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service said it needs to collect 3,000 donations a week and has called on people to make a particular effort to give blood during the summer.

Blood donations fell by 4 per cent last year compared to the previous year, according to figures contained in the Irish Blood Transfusion Service’s an(...)

 Ryan Tandy pictured in  2009. Photograph: Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

Tributes have poured in for former Hull KR and Ireland Rugby League forward Ryan Tandy, who has died in Australia at the age of 32, reportedly (...)

Irish Blood Transfusion Service chief executive Andrew Kelly who said last year was a busy and challenging one for the agency. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The number of blood donations to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service fell by 3.5 per cent last year even though the number of donors grew, according t(...)

Blood from a stone: donations dry up, as people stay out to enjoy the spell of fine weather

The number of people attending blood donation clinics has dropped by about 10 per cent as a result of the good weather, according to the Irish Blood T(...)