Donal O Shea

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 GlowDx founder and chief executive Blaine Doyle. Photograph:  Tomas Tyner, UCC.

GlowDX, an Irish diagnostics start-up mainly focused on Latin America, has just closed a €1.1 million funding round led by angel investors such as for(...)

 Chief operating officer Mairin Raffertyand founder and chief executive Dr Donal O’Shea of Deciphex. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Deciphex, an Irish tech company that develops software to accelerate the delivery of pathology services, has raised $6.2 million (€5.4 million) to fur(...)

The HSE is planning to ramp up non Covid-19 activity in hospitals but says capacity will have to be restricted to about 80% to allow for infection control. File photograph: The Irish Times

Doctors have cautioned patients against “sitting out” non Covid-19-related health complaints during the crisis but say a large backlog is likely in pr(...)

New research has now shown that heating up vitamin E acetate through vaping can produce ketene, a highly toxic gas. Photographer: Michael Nagle/ Bloomberg

A chemical commonly found in vitamin supplements and skin creams generates a highly toxic gas when burned in some vaping products, Irish researchers h(...)

Dr Andrew Hogan: “We could see kids as young as six were starting to show signs of chronic inflammation.”

Your research looks at the links between obesity and the immune system and metabolism in children. Why? “We know that obesity in adults is linked wi(...)

‘One of the big things parents need to be aware of, is just how directly their children are being targeted.’ Photograph: iStock

A recent study from Safefood found that a fifth of calories in children’s diets now come from foods high in fat, sugar and salt – around 10 times more(...)

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 (...)

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