After a petition by Ciarán Staunton,  the state of New York   established a  mandate requiring all hospitals to adopt sepsis protocols known as “Rory’s Regulations”, saving more than 5,000 lives

Mayo-born New York businessman and chairman of the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform, Ciarán Staunton began his American journey in the kitchens of B(...)

Rory Staunton, pictured before his death in New York at the age of 12.

“At 6.20pm, on the first of April, our 5ft 9in hero, 12 years old, big, square shoulders and a red head on him, died.” Ciarán Staunton, Mayo-born Ne(...)

Ciaran Staunton speaking at a US Senate hearing on sepsis in 2013, following his son’s death from the infection in 2012. Photograph: rorystauntonfoundationforsepsis.org

Long-time campaigner for US immigration reform, Ciaran Staunton, has been nominated by Sinn Féin as an independent candidate and “voice for the diaspo(...)

Rory Staunton, who died in April, 2012 from septic shock. Rory’s parents have been campaigning to raise awareness of the condition ever since.

In March 2012, 12-year-old Rory Staunton cut his arm during a basketball game at school. By midnight, he was vomiting, running a high temperature and (...)

Rory Staunton died in April 2012 after scraping his arm during a basketball game. Photograph: Handout via The New York Times

An American senator used the first US national forum on sepsis organised by an Irish emigrant couple to unveil plans to make September National Sepsis(...)

Rory Staunton: who died in 2012 from septic shock after he received a scratch on his arm during a basketball game. Photograph: The “New York Times”

The first US national forum on sepsis, the life-threatening condition caused by an infection of the blood stream, takes place in Washington today, hos(...)