Mark Murphy, chief executive of the Irish Kidney Association, said changes in the medical card scheme would make people think twice about returning to work after having had a transplant, ‘so it is a false economy’.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The chief executive of the Irish Kidney Association (IKA) has warned that the loss of discretionary medical cards may deter tr(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly has outlined the merits of competition-based universal health insurance (UHI) to achieve universal health enti(...)

Mark Murphy , chief executive of the Irish Kidney Association said transplant teams had achieved ’outstanding results’ . Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

This year was a “record” one for organ transplants in the State which reached 293 , the Irish Kidney Association said today.There were 18 more transpl(...)

Human respiratory system with lungs and bronchial tree

The number of lung transplants carried out in Ireland increased threefold in just two years, according to new figures.The dramatically improved figure(...)

Fianna Fail senator Mark Daly: called for an early recall of the Seanad to debate the issue.

The Irish Kidney Association has expressed its disappointment with the Government’s approach to legislation on organ donation. The newly appointed cha(...)

Senator Mark Daly has sought to recall the Upper House in August to question Minister for Health James Reilly about the EU Directive on organ donation and transplantation. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Fianna Fáil Senator has started an effort to have the Seanad reconvened for a day in August to debate a EU Commission Directive on organ donation wh(...)

Loughlin McSweeney: "we're like a one-stop shop."

What started as two friends booking DJs in their spare time transformed into Choice Cuts, a music marketing and promotions company with plans to reinv(...)

Joe Brolly:  “The point of this is to make sure we have a fit-for-purpose organ donation system which works.”

Government plans to change the organ donation system so all individuals are presumed to be willing donors unl(...)

IMO doctors vote against an abortion motion at their annual conference in The Europe Hotel, Killarney today. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has rejected a motion calling for regulation in relation to the provision of abortion where there is a rea(...)

Chief executive of the Irish Kidney Association Mark Murphy says the Irish donor system needs reform. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fluctuations in organ donations from year to year are due to a lack of trained organ donor coordinators in hospitals, according to the chief ex(...)