Prof Alf Nicholson and Gráinne O’Malley at Temple Street hospital: they have produced an updated  edition of their book ‘When your Child is Sick’  to help parents deal with childhood illness. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Children in Ireland today are one of the healthiest generations ever, yet large numbers of them are being brought to a GP or hospital more frequently (...)

Organ donor awareness week, which runs until Saturday, is a reminder of the societal benefits of carrying an organ donor card. There can be few greate(...)

There are 460 people on the kidney transplant waiting list, representing just 23 per cent of those on dialysis. File photograph: Reuters

There is an “urgent” need for a second kidney transplanting hospital in Ireland as the current infrastructure at Beaumont Hospital cannot keep up with(...)

Ian Power, SpunOut.ie: “If you’re going through search engines and social media, there’s a danger of creating anxiety about diagnoses that don’t exist or are not accurate.” File photograph: Getty Images

Young people are using a mix of professional medical literature and information they find on social media to manage chronic health conditions, a new s(...)

A Dublin mother waiting for a second pancreas transplant has made an emotional appeal to Beaumont Hospital and the Health Service Executive to re-ope(...)

Retired surgeon David Hickey at the Beaumont Hospital pancreas transplant unit. Since his retirement the unit has closed and no transplants have been performed. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Beaumont Hospital and the Health Service Executive could find themselves facing corporate manslaughter charges over the closure of the pancreas transp(...)

Eyes on the prize: Flying Lotus, aka Steven Ellison

Steven Ellison is riffing about jazz and death. He has been doing a lot of this since his fifth album as Flying Lotus, You’re Dead, arrived last ye(...)

Hank Shocklee: ‘People diss Soundcloud and Spotify because of “music for free” and all that, but look at the artists who’ve got traction who would never have got traction under the old label regime.’ Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The Bomb Squad were the crew who brought the noise. Back in the day, when hip-hop was still figuring out what time it was, a group of producers, DJ(...)

HSE deputy director of acute hospitals Angela Fitzgerald: says the situation is “far from ideal”  but the HSE is working on a number of short-term initiatives, including a worldwide recruitment campaign for locum transplant surgeons. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Staff shortages affecting the Republic’s kidney transplantation programme could be overcome through an all-Ireland approach, it has been suggested.In(...)

 Michael McGeady has made it to   European Tour final qualfying after finishing in a tie for 12th spot at El Saler in Valencia. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

Michael McGeady proved the only successful Irish entrant to make it through the second stage of European Tour qualifying in Spain on Monday.The Nort(...)