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1. Minding your microbiome Just as we begin to wrap our heads around the microbiome – the trillions of microbes living in and on the human body – and(...)

Gordon Dunne, far left, has already stepped away from his duties at the Mater hospital in Dublin. An interim chief executive, Alan Sharp, has been appointed. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The chief executive of the Mater hospital in Dublin, which is among the busiest public hospitals in the State, is leaving to work for businessman Larr(...)

Larry Goodman:  it is at his exploits in the healthcare industry, the trio of Irish private hospitals in which he is involved, where we have witnessed the full breadth of his approach to business. File photograph: Alan Betson

In reporting the affairs of media-shy Irish billionaires, those of Dermot Desmond and, in particular, Denis O’Brien garner most attention. They are th(...)

Blackrock Clinic: battle over control of the clinic has taken yet another turn

The ongoing battle over control of the Blackrock Clinic has taken yet another turn in its labyrinthine progress through the courts. The “validity and(...)

The La Stampa hotel on Dawson Street, Dublin. Before resuming his evidence on Friday, former owner Louis Murray confirmed an apology made by his lawyer to the court on his behalf over calling the receiver ‘a thug’. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Former La Stampa restaurant owner Louis Murray has told the High Court he had not sought to deceive a bank to whom he owed €19.8 million by not tellin(...)

Edwards Lifesciences CEO Mike Mussallem. Photograph:  Diarmuid Greene

Miles Lowell Edwards was not the most obvious guy to start a medical technology business. A hydraulics engineer in the paper and pulp industry in the (...)

Dr Kate Coleman, founder of iKey: the firm has teamed up with a Dublin school for a study that could lead to an age verification system that works by scanning a person’s eye. Photograph: Julien Behal

Tech company iKey has teamed up with a Dublin school for a study that could lead to an age verification system that works by scanning a person’s eye. (...)

Winnifred Lawence appeared before Judge Paula Murphy at Blancharstown District Court.

A pensioner accused of making an exaggerated insurance claim absconded from the court on the day she was making the claim in the name of another woman(...)

Gillian O’Sullivan: ‘He told me there was a lovely new hip on the market that could last a lifetime . . . I would never look back.’

Scandals involving breast implants and all-metal hips prosthetics have raised global concerns and prompted regulatory reform in the European Union. No(...)

Vincent Young, cardiothoracic surgeon, who performed a robotic coronary artery bypass graft surgery in the Blackrock Clinic. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

What is believed to be Ireland’s first minimally-invasive heart bypass operation using robotics has been successfully carried out. The operation was (...)

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