Dr Conor Delaney: “Some of the hospitals here really are the best in the world and I feel honoured and proud to be working at one of them”

While most of us were getting ready for Christmas, Irishman Dr Conor Delaney was looking forward to starting a new job as head of one of the top medic(...)

Sally Casey: “I was surprised to find staff shortages, but not on any scale like my colleagues were facing back home.”

Sally Casey had been working as a renal nurse specialist for three years at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin when the pharmaceutical company sponsoring(...)

The recruitment embargo introduced by the HSE in 2009 meant there were  no staff jobs in the health service for the 1,500 nurses and 727 doctors graduating each year. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The recruitment embargo introduced by the HSE in 2009 meant there were absolutely no staff jobs in the health service for the 1,500 nurses and 727 (...)

The Mater Private four-bed emergency department. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

John Hurley has been appointed chief executive of the Mater Private Healthcare Group in place of Fergus Clancy who is to become executive chairman. As(...)

Dr Cliona Murphy: is taking part in the BioInnovate programme at NUI Galway

A prototype device to enable “less traumatic introduction of large diameter therapeutic vascular devices” into the body has won this year’s Cleveland (...)

Revered by those on the Paleolithic diets but shunned by vegetarians, red meat divides many. How the ingestion of red meat, such as beef, lamb and por(...)

Beef: raw meat

A link between red meat and heart disease has been highlighted by US researchers who have identified the culprit as a little-s(...)

A study in the journal Nature Medicine has showed that carnitine in red meat is broken down by bacteria in the gut and can lead to an increased risk of heart disease.

It was breakfast time and the people participating in a study of red meat and its consequences had hot, sizzling sirloin steaks plopped down i(...)