Bishop Michael Cox pictured leaving court on Thursday after the third day of a High Court action. Photograph: Courts Collins

Tridentine Bishop Michael Cox has told the High Court he did not in any way influence a woman whose will is at the centre of a legal dispute. He said (...)

Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Peter Van Geene at the the Medical Council fitness-to-practise inquiry at Kingram House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A Medical Council inquiry has resumed into allegations of poor professional performance by a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, Dr Peter Van G(...)

The National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street,  Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Planning for the €150 million development of a new maternity hospital on the campus of St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin has resumed after being put on (...)

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 (...)