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(...)

Niall Kearney is in a tie for sixth place at the European Tour’s second qualifying stage at Lumine Beach in Tarragona . Photograph:  Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Niall Kearney and Michael McGeady are best placed of the eight Irish golfers battling out for a place at European Tour final qualifying going into the(...)

Shane Lowry will be hoping he can break into the the world’s top 50 over the next few weeks. Photograph: Getty Images

Rory McIlroy may be conspicuous by his absence as the only one of Europe’s triumphant 12-man Ryder Cup team not to be playing in this week’s $8.5 mil(...)

Mayo supporter Mick Barrett being removed from the pitch in the closing moments  of the Kerry-Limerick All-Ireland football semi-final in Limerick. Photograph: Inpho.

The Mayo supporter who invaded the pitch during August’s Kerry-Mayo All-Ireland football semi-final is likely to be stuck with his 12-month suspensio(...)

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(...)