Donal O Shea

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Prof Michael Turner: Maternal obesity is challenging, costly and has lifelong consequences. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One in five overweight mothers had become obese by the time they gave birth to their second child, new Irish research indicates. Eleven per cent of t(...)

Deciphex chief executive Donal O’Shea and chief operations officer Mairin Rafferty. The company has raised €2.3 million in a new funding round

Deciphex, an Irish tech company which is using artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the delivery of pathology services, has raised €2.3 million (...)

The HSE owns the site and would also own the building, which it would lease to the charity to run

The State is facing a €10 million-plus bill to provide family accommodation at the national children’s hospital after it declined to give naming right(...)

Ray D’Arcy: fed up with the Angelus. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/RTÉ

The broadcast of the Angelus on RTÉ has been long been a target for those who view it as an anachronistic manifestation of Catholic triumphalism. But (...)

  Deciphex chief executive Donal O’Shea and  chief operations officer Mairin Rafferty.  The idea for Deciphex was born over dinner in late 2016 when Mr O’Shea was at a pathology conference in London. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Using a combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and computer-aided diagnostics, DCU-based startup Deciphex has developed a solution to speed throu(...)

Galway minors celebrate their All-Ireland final win over Kilkenny. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Galway 0-21 Kilkenny 0-14 Galway cruised to a third minor All-Ireland title in four years as Jeffrey Lynskey’s side continue to excel at the grade to(...)

Tipperary hurler Noel McGrath and Monaghan ladies footballer Sharon Courtney at the launch of the GAA and HSE’s  campaign at Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

A GAA and HSE campaign to “drink less and gain more – on and off the pitch” highlighted the association’s move away from sponsorship by alcohol and ga(...)

Galway’s Niall Collins celebrates scoring a goal during his side’s win over Dublin. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Galway 3-22 Dublin 0-16 Galway advanced to the final of the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship after registering an impressive 1(...)

Galway’s Oisín Flannery in action against  Jamie Harkin of Kilkenny during the   All-Ireland minor hurling  quarter-final round 2 game at  Semple Stadium. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Galway 1-21 Kilkenny 2-11 Galway booked their place in the minor All-Ireland hurling semi-finals with a convincing seven-point win over Kilkenny at S(...)

According to recent data, about half our shopping trolley each week is made up of ultra-processed foods

Well known facts abound in the area of food and health and, of late, one of these putative facts centres on what are termed ultra-processed foods. The(...)

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