Ciarán Lawless gave up his full-time job to concentrate on reversing liver disease with a strict diet and exercise regime.

They call it a silent epidemic, and awareness of the risks of fatty liver have only become apparent very recently. Liver disease is regularly associat(...)

New figures from the European Centre for Disease Control  show Ireland has one of the highest rates of hepatitis C infection in the EU, running at twice the international average. Photograph: Getty Images

The national hepatitis C programme, which has spent almost all its €30 million budget for 2017 in the first six months of this year, has not had a cli(...)

While fatty livers in geese might be desirable for foie gras, they pose serious problems for humans

If you have a low alcohol intake or you don’t drink, you are guaranteed to never get cirrhosis of the liver, right? Wrong – there is an epidemic of fa(...)

The first group of patients with advanced liver disease who have been approved will be treated at one of 10 centres across the State in the coming weeks. Photograph: Getty Images

Some 250 seriously ill patients with hepatitis C are to begin receiving a life-saving new treatment after a six-month delay caused by bureaucratic red(...)

The Irish Haemophilia Society has called for early access to new treatments for 350 seriously ill patients with Hepatitis C. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The Irish Haemophilia Society has called for early access to new treatments for 350 seriously ill patients with Hepatitis C.It says this group cannot (...)

Hepatitis C virus. Photograph: Getty Images

New combination treatments that can cure the vast majority of hepatitis C patients could be available to Irish patients within(...)

Professor Suzanne Norris wants mass screening for hepatitis C

Irish scientists have identified a number of hepatitis C cases among “health tourists” who had dental work or cosmetic (...)