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(...)