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(...)

Former Irish Times journalist and editor of The Irish Field Valentine Lamb, who has died at the age of 76. Photograph: Healy Racing Photo

Tributes have been paid to the late Valentine Lamb, former Irish Times journalist and editor of The Irish Field for 33 years, who has died at the age (...)

Dr David Hickey, who founded the programme, but retired last December said “you can’t just flick a switch and call it a transplant centre. Who is going to do the work?” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The national pancreas transplantation programme is to be transferred from Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital to St Vincent’s hospital from next month, accordi(...)

Dr David Hickey: “I hate to see a pancreas programme that has been run well . . . being squashed because no one gives a damn.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The former director of the national pancreas transplant programme has accused Beaumont Hospital of abandoning gravely ill patients on the waiting list(...)

From left, Barry Lyttle (33), Oliver Lyttle (74) and Patrick Lyttle (31) seen in a photograph celebrating New Year’s Eve in Sydney. Photograph: Facebook

Prosecutor Alex Poulos has called for a full-time custodial sentence for Barry Lyttle after he pleaded guilty in a Sydney court to recklessly causing (...)

From left, Barry Lyttle (33), Oliver Lyttle (74) and Patrick Lyttle (31) seen in a photograph celebrating New Year’s Eve in Sydney. Image: Facebook.

An Irish man who was allegedly assaulted by his brother in Sydney in January says he has made a “fantastic recovery”. Speaking after a brief court hea(...)

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman’s Commission (GSOC) has launched an investigation into the treatment of a suspect following a stabbing at a Luas stop on Sunday. Photograph: PA

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman’s Commission (GSOC) has launched an investigation into the treatment of a suspect following a stabbing at a Luas stop on (...)