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(...)

Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD with students Chelsea Wee, Singapore, and Shane Murphy, Fermoy, at the launch of the award-winning Graduate Entry Medical School at the University of Limerick. Photograph: Sean Curtin Fusionshooters

By KATHRYN HAYES General practice medicine is the most popular choice for graduates of the UL Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS), with the majority (...)

Kevin Haugh in action during the West Clare Mini Marathon from Carrigaholt to Kilkee. Photograph: John Kelly

An Imperfect Storm opens on Haugh’s Strand, in Lisheencrona on the west Clare pen(...)