Michael Capra

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 Alan Gorman (28) was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at  17. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

When Alan Gorman started having pain in his feet at the age of 17 during his first months at college, a doctor put it down to an unbalanced diet and n(...)

Clair Tierney, Áine Ní Fhaoláin and Katie McManus, play specialists at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

When adults become acutely ill, healthcare professionals and family alike focus on their specific medical needs in the belief that the treatment regim(...)

Prof Owen Smith, haematologist, and Dr Michael Capra, oncologist, at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin: certain treatments abroad are “giving hope we believe is unrealistic. In some cases I have said, what you are doing will harm your child”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some treatments offered abroad “give hope which we believe is unrealistic and without foundation”, say two of Ireland’s leading children’s doctors.In (...)

Minister for Health James Reilly is expected to seek Cabinet approval shortly for two urgent care centres in Dublin that will deal with less serious cases and ensure the new hospital is not overburdened with minor cases. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The new national children’s hospital in Dublin risks becoming a “magnet” for less serious cases unless the same standards of care are available in the(...)