Overcrowding in hospital emergency departments last month reached a record high for the month of June, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Orga(...)

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(...)

Beaumont Hospital was unable to say when pancreas transplants would resume. Photograph: Eric Luke

Patients on the waiting list for kidney and pancreas transplants are to meet in Dublin today to voice concerns over changes to the transplant progra(...)

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(...)

Avoiding stigmatisation

Beyond sometimes fevered headlines and an unfortunate tendency to stigmatise those affected, issues of overweight and obesity represent a significant (...)

The research at St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin was led by Prof Donal O’Shea: ‘If we can understand how the body burns energy and defends itself against weight loss, we’ll eventually be able to come up with different treatments.’

Irish scientists have shed significant new light on the role played by the immune system in obesity.In a research finding that could pave the way for (...)

Bridget (Bridie) Berry cried “help me, help me” as neighbours rushed to her aid after a gas explosion at her flat in O’Rahilly House, Ringsend, Dublin 4 on January 15th last year. Image: Google Maps.

A 92-year-old woman screamed for help after fire flashed through her flat following a gas explosion, an inquest has heard.Bridget (Bridie) Berry cried(...)

Everest avalanche survivor Paul Greenan back home in Shankill, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dubliner Paul Greenan may be on a crutch for some time but says he has “one good leg, one good arm” and one good aim to return to Nepal. The 38-year-o(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “The early access programme has produced really good results.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Hepatitis C patients are dying while waiting for the Government to roll out a national treatment programme that can cure them, a doctor who treats th(...)