Covid testing. Photograph: Alan Betson

Medical scientists, including those involved in testing for Covid-19, have warned that there is an increasing mood for industrial action over pay issu(...)

At the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing at University College Dublin, are (from left): Prof Wim Meijer; Heather Humphreys, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation; Prof Orla Feely, UCD vice-president for research, innovation and impact and Prof Mark Ferguson, director general Science Foundation Ireland. Photograph: Vincent Hoban

Scientists in University College Dublin are to evaluate the extent to which Covid-19 is ending up in sewage with a view to developing an early warning(...)

Anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine is one of the products to be given to some Irish patients despite poor performance in smaller trials. File photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP via Getty Images

Hundreds of Irish patients are set to to take part in clinical trials on potential new treatments for Covid-19. They will be part of a series of “int(...)

Donations have fallen in Northern Ireland but there is a contingency to get blood from the NHS in Britain.

When Patricia Russell gave blood in Limerick last week, she did so in a hotel which was about to close because of coronavirus. “I did think, should (...)

The headquarters of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service at St James’s Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) has appointed Orla O’Brien has its new chief executive. Ms O’Brien is currently the chief executive of th(...)

The chance of a blood donor having to be admitted to hospital overnight is  given as one in 26,113.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) is being sued by four donors who allege they were injured when giving blood. The donors, who have donated (...)

About 1%  of the population requires a blood transfusion each year, while one-in-four people will at some stage benefit from a donation.  Photograph: Getty Images

Joint procurement arrangements between the Irish and UK blood donation services will end with Brexit, although critical equipment supplies have been s(...)

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Construction firm Cairn Homes has appointed three new independent non-executive directors, following a review of the board. The company also said its(...)

Prof Geraldine Boylan with baby Sylvie Carter, Colleen and baby Con Deasy, baby Ruairi Deasy and Centre Manager ChristianStafford with Kate and Eva Deasy and Gail and Anna Carter celebrate a milestone five years of innovations and research at Ireland’s dedicated foetal and neonatal research centre, Infant, at University College Cork and Cork University Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Clare Keogh

1. One in four people experience a Christmas dinner disaster, according to Safefood Ireland which has issued tips on how to avert such a disaster this(...)

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is spread to humans by infected ticks.

The State’s first centre for Lyme disease is to open this month, amid continuing controversy over the way the condition is diagnosed and treated. The(...)

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