One of the suggested readings for tomorrow is the story of Job which not only addresses the problem of suffering but more specifically the question of innocent suffering.

Today an ecumenical service organised by the Irish Kidney Association is to take place in Corpus Christi Church in Drumcondra in Dublin. It is held ea(...)

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(...)

The Irish Kidney Association says the post-transplant clinic at Beaumont Hospital has ceased following the retirement of David Hickey, the country’s only pancreatic transplant surgeon. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Scores of transplant patients have been told they must go to overcrowded emergency departments for care following the closure of a specialised outpati(...)

 Francis O’Halloran (l) and Joshua O’Halloran from Portumna, Co Galway at Temple Street to celebrate the hospital’s 100th kidney transplant.  Francis  donated a kidney to his son, Joshua. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Children who have had kidney transplants at Temple Street Children’s Hospital gathered at the hospital to celebrate the 100th such procedure since the(...)

Lars Nölke, consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at the Mater and Crumlin hospitals in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

I have had an interest in medicine since my early teens, partly driven by the fact that my late brother Sven was born with congenital heart disease(...)

Sean Rowlette from Dromore West in Sligo with his four children Leanne (8), Abbie (6), Joseph (3) and baby Sally Jnr. His wife Sally died at Sligo General Hospital just hours after giving birth to her fourth child. Photograph supplied by family.

Hours before Sally Rowlette died, her husband, Sean, was sitting by her hospital bed, holding her hand, when he thought of donating her organs . (...)

 Saoirse Perry from Cabra who received a liver transplant last year with Minister for Health  Leo Varadkar at the launch by  Organ Donor Awareness in the Mansion House in Dublin on Monday. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar urged people to carry a donor card and to have a conversation around the dinner table with their family as to whether(...)

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(...)

 Liver transplants have fallen by 20 per cent to 44, while for the second year in a row, the Irish Kidney Association failed to reach its target of 50 living donor kidney transplants in the State. Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

The number of organ donors in the State dropped by a quarter last year, making 2014 one of the worst in recent years for organ donations. Preliminary (...)