Mark Murphy , chief executive of the Irish Kidney Association said transplant teams had achieved ’outstanding results’ . Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

This year was a “record” one for organ transplants in the State which reached 293 , the Irish Kidney Association said today.There were 18 more transpl(...)

Human respiratory system with lungs and bronchial tree

The number of lung transplants carried out in Ireland increased threefold in just two years, according to new figures.The dramatically improved figure(...)

An all-party group of politicians has called for the introduction of a soft opt-out system for organ donations to replace the current system which req(...)

Terry and Clidhna McElroy and son Tadhg with RTE’s Jacqui Hurley and Evanne Ni Chuilinn.

When did you start running and why? I started running 17 years ago for fitness, but I stopped and started over the years. That’s the great thing about(...)

Senator Mark Daly (centre) with members of the Irish Kidney Association Mark Murphy (left) Colin White, Gwen O’Donoghue, and Valerie Brady on the Plinth at the Dail after the recalled Seanad debate on organ donation. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government has narrowly avoided an embarrassing defeat in the Seanad when the casting vote of Cathaoirleach Paddy Burke was required to defeat a F(...)

Fianna Fail senator Mark Daly: called for an early recall of the Seanad to debate the issue.

The Irish Kidney Association has expressed its disappointment with the Government’s approach to legislation on organ donation. The newly appointed cha(...)

After rising for the recess last month, the Seanad had not been due to sit again until next month.

The Seanad is to be recalled from its summer recess early to discuss EU organ donation law. Cathaoirleach Paddy Burke today said he has summoned Senat(...)

The Seanad has a month to annul the regulation. Photograph: Alan Betson

The 1972 European Communities Act is a very significant piece of legislation. It was enacted to enable Ireland to comply with the obligations required(...)

Senator Mark Daly has sought to recall the Upper House in August to question Minister for Health James Reilly about the EU Directive on organ donation and transplantation. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Fianna Fáil Senator has started an effort to have the Seanad reconvened for a day in August to debate a EU Commission Directive on organ donation wh(...)

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