Mark Murphy

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The Government is proposing to introduce an ‘opt-out’ approach to organ donation. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is planning to introduce an opt-out register for organ donation but will it improve numbers of organs donated? What is the Government (...)

 Susan Mulligan, (2nd right) from Castlerea, Co Roscommon is undergoing dialysis treatment for two and a half years pictured with Mary Verbruggan from Oughterard in Galway who underwent a living donor kidney transplant thanks to her donor brother Tom Gleeson (left), pictured with Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill /The Irish Times

People who want to donate organs altruistically for transplantation are being forced to go to Northern Ireland because of the lack of a dedicated serv(...)

‘Most women are cared for without the need for onward referral. When they are, there is a network of committed obstetricians and nurses in hospitals, caring for them.’ Photograph: Getty Images

I never thought I would be a provider of abortion services. It’s not that surprising really. Abortion was not mentioned once in the medical curriculum(...)

Holly White and Ed Cooney, executive head chef at the Merrion Hotel

Merrion’s plant-based January Plant-based eating comes to the Garden Room restaurant at Dublin’s Merrion hotel this month when executive head chef Ed(...)

The Irish Kidney Association confirmed the spike following the broadcast of Orla Tinsley: Warrior on RTE One on Monday.

There were more than 5,000 requests for organ donor cards in the three days following an RTÉ documentary featuring cystic fibrosis campaigner Orla Tin(...)

Áine Lecky and Éibhlin Murphy of Major Equipment International, which employs 100 people and has a turnover of €15 million.

Áine Lecky and Éibhlin Murphy learned their respective trades elsewhere before returning to the family business in the mid-Noughties. The sisters, no(...)

Online medical services: beneficial or a cause for concern?

We use our phones and computers for work, online shopping, and the majority of our banking services – so why not for a visit to the GP? A video or onl(...)

Claire Byrne: hosted debate

Billed as one of RTE’s major referendum debates, it quickly descended to the nasty and brutish, with all sides trading abuse, much of it personal. In(...)

A retired boxer walks into an osteopath’s clinic with persistent sinus infection and a repeat prescription for seemingly ineffective antibiotics. Afte(...)

Evie Nevin, Founder of Disabled People Together for Yes and Suzy Byrne, disability rights activist. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution discriminates against women with disabilities and those with mobility issues for whom travel for abortion is (...)

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