Dr O Driscoll

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Johnny Sexton goes off with a head injury during the Six Nations match against Wales last Sunday. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Concussion did not have its best week ever defining itself to the great unwashed. Dr Barry O’Driscoll fearlessly stepped forward to again assert that (...)

Dr Barry O’Driscoll   believes the present concussion protocols in rugby union are there for commercial reasons.

“It has got worse since I resigned,” says Dr Barry O’Driscoll, the former medical adviser to World Rugby who stepped down in 2012 to protest against t(...)

Irish cardiologists have found a way to  repair damaged cardiac muscle and reduce the risk of future heart failure by injecting a growth promoter into the hearts of heart attack sufferers. Photograph: Getty Images

A team of Irish cardiologists have shown that injecting an insulin-like growth promoter into the hearts of patients who have suffered a severe heart a(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney: more than €20 million has been awarded to almost 40 agri-food and forestry research projects.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Grants of more than €20 million have been awarded to almost 40 agri-food and forestry research projects, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has s(...)

Dr Barry O’ Driscoll, a former IRB Medical Advisor, is one of the prime critics of the IRB protocols.

Both the Six Nations Championship and the Celtic Rugby Board, who govern the Pro12 League, have adopted the International Rugby Board’s (IRB) concuss(...)

 Ben Robinson: died as a result of head injuries suffered during a schools rugby game when playing for Carrickfergus Grammar. Photo: Alan Lewis/Photopress

In August the NFL, the most lucrative sports league in the world, announced that it had agreed the terms of a US$765 million personal injuries settlem(...)