Sugary drinks are a major contributor to childhood weight-gain, according to Prof Donal O’Shea. Photograph: Science Photo Library

A ban on advertising sugary drinks to children has been called for by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland’s (RCPI) policy group on obesity. (...)

Prof Kevin Imrie, president-elect of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, with Prof John Crowe, president of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, at the RCPI on Kildare Street in Dublin.Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

How would you improve the specialist training programme that produces many of our medical consultants? When the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland(...)

Prof Kevin Imrie, president-elect of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, said the current training model at Physicians had served Ireland well but changes were warranted due to factors such as changing health
 
care demands and Ireland’s ageing population.

A review of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland’s specialist training programmes has recommended a greater focus on practical skills and on a s(...)

Sequencing a single genome these days means analysing half a terabyte of data – very Big Data indeed

We’ve had a week of looking at the implications of “Big Data” here at The Irish Times , star(...)

RONAN McGREEVY The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) has said that the Gut(...)

Newborn babies at the Neonatal Unit, Rotunda Hospital. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The national archive of the Guthrie heelprick test cards is a unique, priceless and irreplaceable resource of immeasurable medical and societal(...)