A fluorescent microscope image of a healthy cell with its mitochondria highlighted in gold. It shows a highly elaborate and well-connected network of mitochondria. Image:  Prof Jane Farrar and Dr Daniel Maloney, Trinity College Dublin

A team of Irish scientists have developed a gene therapy that could potentially lead to a new treatment for an eye disease causing progressive loss of(...)

Dr Dermot Kelly, consultant anaesthetist. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

One in four people infected by Covid-19 in Ireland are healthcare workers, figures have shown. A breakdown of this cohort last week showed 25 per cent(...)

Joyce Stokes: “If I have a bad night’s sleep, the trembling becomes more frequent the next day.” Photograph: Shane Stokes

Saturday is designated World Rare Diseases Day in an attempt to highlight rare diseases and their impacts on individuals and their families. Rare dise(...)

Most people surveyed said they trusted and had confidence in hospital staff. Photograph: iStock

Just 30 per cent of people who attend a hospital emergency department are admitted to a ward within the HSE’s six-hour target time, according to a nat(...)

AMD  makes everyday tasks such as reading, watching TV, driving, or using computers more difficult and in some cases impossible.

Scientists at Trinity College have made a discovery that may lead to new ways of treating one of the most common diseases of the eye. The breakthroug(...)

New dedicated cataract theatres in Nenagh Hospital and the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital are looking to take patients from other hospitals shortly.

Appalling, record-breaking waiting lists have become a ubiquitous feature of the Irish hospital system in the last five years. So much so it seems the(...)

John Donnelly: ‘He’d test you and you very much had to past that test’

Heroism, eclectic diversity of interests, deep spirituality and chartered accountancy are not usually found in each other’s company, but in the one-of(...)

Christine Dingle: spent nine months waiting for an appointment and two years on the surgical waiting list before her cataract operation was performed. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Tens of thousands of patients requiring simple cataract operations could be taken off public waiting lists through the creation of dedicated care team(...)

Kathleen Lynn was born on January 28th, 1874, in Mullafarry, near Cong in Co Mayo, the second oldest of three daughters and one son of Robert Lynn, Ch(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris (left), with patient Sr Margaret Quinn at the opening of the cataract unit at Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin in 2017. Photograph:  Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography.

Waiting times for cataract surgery at the State’s main eye hospital have been halved since the opening of a new operating theatre in June 2017. The R(...)

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