The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) has welcomed comments by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar that he favours relaxing a ban on gay and bisexu(...)

The criminal investigation has established a six-figure sum of money disappeared over a lengthy period of time. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Director of Public Prosecutions will consider criminal charges before the end of the year relating to an alleged fraud at the Positive Action c(...)

NUI Galway Senior 8 plus Champions of Ireland 2009, with Paul Giblin in the middle.

When English comedian, writer and presenter Stephen Fry highlighted an appeal on Twitter this week, it couldn’t have come at a better time for Galwa(...)

The challenge of maintaining supplies this Christmas is heightened by the fact that Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both fall on a Thursday this year, normally the best collection day of the service.

Blood donors have been urged to donate before Christmas amid fears of a shortage of supplies over the holiday period.The Irish Blood Transfusion Servi(...)

Paul Giblin (second from left) was diagnosed with refractory Hodgkin’s Lymphona in April 2012.

It’s a case of exits and entries for Irish rowing as the year draws to a close. Catríona Jennings, an Ireland Olympian in the marathon who switched c(...)

Comptroller and Auditor General Seamus McCarthy:  assessment  found that non-commercial State bodies are following rules laid down for audit committees in 2009 code of practice. Photograph: Frank Miller

State bodies are likely to start screening members of their internal audit committees for conflicts of interest and using formal procedures to select(...)

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service said it needs to collect 3,000 donations a week and has called on people to make a particular effort to give blood during the summer.

Blood donations fell by 4 per cent last year compared to the previous year, according to figures contained in the Irish Blood Transfusion Service’s an(...)

Declan and Helena O’Shea with twins Theon and Asha at home in Kilmihil, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Declan O’Shea was on holiday in Portugal in 2011 when he fell off a third-floor balcony while sleepwalking. He ended up in a coma for two weeks. When (...)

Some 13,500 donations are needed this month to maintain supply. Currently, just 3 per cent of those eligible actually donate blood.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service has said it needs an additional 400 people a week to make donations during June if a blood shortage is to be avoid(...)

All blood donations are tested for HIV, hepatitis B and C, syphilis and human T-lymphotropic virus. Photograph: Thinkstock

The lifetime ban on blood donations from sexually active gay men is to remain in Ireland despite an easing of regulations in other European countrie(...)

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