Andrew Kiernan: Having a full colectomy was ‘the best thing I’ve ever done. It gave me back my life.’

Andrew Kiernan believes the best way to address any stigma attached to having inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is to talk about it openly. “It’s bett(...)

Doug Leddin: Exercise, particularly running, helps him keep the pain from irritable bowel disease at bay

June 11th, 2012, is a date I will probably never forget. Not because I was waking up in a campervan in some part of Poland, hungover after losi(...)

The society is lobbying Government politicians to either exempt IBD patients from water charges or to give a free allocation that would take their extra usage into consideration.  Photograph: Thinkstock

The Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease has claimed that water charges will bring unwanted extra stress to the 20,000 people in Ireland who (...)

Gerard Nash, Labour TD for Louth, is determined to raise awareness of irritable bowel disease.  Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Some 15,000 people in Ireland have the autoimmune condition inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but by and large it is a s ilent illn(...)