The planting of trees ceremony at the Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden in Salthill, Galway, was attended by members of the organ donation communities from across Ireland. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

On one of the many recent wild and windy mornings along the Atlantic seaboard, a group of people defied the elements to plant some trees in Gal(...)

Phil McConnell (20), from Malahide, Co Dublin, who  died  on Saturday morning in Portlaoise General Hospital

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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(...)