Niamh O’Connell, founder, Esmerelda Botanicals Perfumery

Are you a saver or a spender? The honest answer is that I’m still trying to get the balance right. As a mother, I’m more conscious of making smarter (...)

Haemophilia is a group of inherited blood disorders in which there is a defect in the clotting mechanism of the blood. Photograph: iStock

Three Irish people with haemophilia have been given a “functional cure” for the condition using ground-breaking gene therapy. The three are among 54 (...)

The potential of gene therapy for curing haemophilia has taken 20 years to be realised.  The trial uses so-called adeno-associated virus (AAV) to get the gene into the body.

Forty years after their members were infected by blood products provided by the State, the haemophilia community in Ireland is making news again for a(...)

Prof Fionnuala Ní Áinle holding a blood clot alert card: “There are signals . . . heparin has anti-inflammatory and other mechanisms that could actually impact on disease progression of Covid-19.”

Irish researchers are taking part in a large international study to determine if blood thinners could help change the progression of coronavirus and p(...)

The Irish Haemophilia Society (IHS) confirmed on Thursday morning that the person received gene therapy as part of a clinical trial. Photograph: iStock

Gene therapy has been used to treat a person with haemophilia for the first time in Ireland, a patient group has announced. The Irish Haemophilia Soc(...)

Blockchain Women Ireland aims to provide a platform to build awareness of the potential for blockchain as a career for women. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

A new Irish blockchain organisation for women has been established to build awareness of the much-hyped technology locally. The organisation aims to (...)

Niamh Keey  and Jacie Withers from the UK preparing to compete at the Oireachtas Rince na hEireann All Ireland Dancing Championships 2014 in Citywest. Photograph: Alan Betson

The audience at the All Ireland Dancing Championships gasped as two girls danced a reel onstage. The musicians stopped playing. A dancer was down.T(...)