At the Allianz Irish Times Officers’ Challenge presentation to victorious Galway Bay Golf Club  were, from left, Philip Reid, Irish Times Sports; Donal Devery, Captain of Galway Bay; Peter Kilcullen, Sales Director at Allianz; Eileen Clasby, Galway Bay  Ladies Captain; and Mark Gantly, Galway Bay  President. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Whatever was in the air around the K Club had magical ingredients. How else can you explain the fact that two players at different holes experienced t(...)

Mr Sheehan claimed Breccia “took advantage” by buying loans obtained by him to purchase shares in the Blackrock Clinic for the purpose of now trying to acquire his shares. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Court of Appeal has ruled that two shareholders in Dublin’s Blackrock Clinic are entitled to redeem their loans taken out to invest in the facilit(...)

2017: Simon Harris TD, with Eilish Hardiman, group CEO of the children’s hospital, and John Pollock, project director NCH,  making an announcement regarding the new national children’s hospital at St James’s Hospital Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It is 33 years since the idea of a new children’s hospital was first mooted, and it looks like it will take almost four decades for that plan to be re(...)

Finian McGrath was perfectly entitled to articulate the plight of Irish smokers, who are, as he points out, a very sizeable minority – roughly 20 per cent of the population. Photograph: Alan Betson

I still owe Finian McGrath a cigarette. Years ago, after a political history seminar in the city centre, my fags having been left in a cloakroom, he o(...)

Joseph Sheehan pictured leaving the Four Courts. Photograph:  Courts Collins

A SHAREHOLDER in Dublin’s Blackrock Clinic is entitled to an order that the cost of redeeming a loan he had taken out to invest in the facility is €16(...)

Dr David Hickey, who founded the programme, but retired last December said “you can’t just flick a switch and call it a transplant centre. Who is going to do the work?” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The national pancreas transplantation programme is to be transferred from Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital to St Vincent’s hospital from next month, accordi(...)

Twenty medical consultants gave up private practice last year  because of rapidly rising cost of indemnity cover, an Oireachtas committee has been told

Twenty medical consultants gave up private practice last year and more are expected to do so this year because of the rapidly rising cost of indemnity(...)

 Larry Goodman:   owns Breccia which bought into the Blackrock Clinic after health insurer Bupa  sold its 56% shareholding. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A shareholder in Dublin’s Blackrock Clinic claims a company controlled by businessman Larry Goodman, along with a number of others, have engineered a (...)

The quiz, which usually raises up to €2,500 annually, is at

John McGann’s annual charity Christmas Quiz started with three families in 1998. He took their answers over the phone. The next year, 12 families t(...)

Dr Maurice Neligan.

Sports concussion expert Dr Micky Collins is the keynote speaker at UPMC Beacon orthopaedic summit next Saturday at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin which (...)

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