Monday August 31, 2015
A round-up of other Irish and international stories
Monday July 27, 2015
A gay man has brought a High Court challenge after being told he is banned from donating blood in Ireland after he disclosed having had a sexual encounter with another man six months earlier.
Friday July 24, 2015
An expert witness has told a Medical Council inquiry that a hysterectomy was the wrong operation for a patient and was an inexplicable decision by Aut Even Hospital consultant, Dr Peter Van Geene.
Thursday July 23, 2015
A consultant anaesthetist has given evidence at a Medical Council inquiry about an emergency out of hours call he received to come in and see a patient at Aut Even private hospital in Kilkenny, who needed to go back to theatre after a hysterectomy.
Friday July 17, 2015
The Chairperson Designate of Irish Blood Transfusion Board Anthony Staines has said it is open to changing its lifetime deferral policy regarding men who have sex with men.
Sunday June 14, 2015
On 9 June RTE's Southern Editor Paschal Sheehy was among a group of cyclists that left Cork for a 1,000km cycle to Geneva.
Wednesday April 29, 2015
Europe's highest court has ruled that a lifetime ban on gay men giving blood "may be justified" in certain cases, but it had to be proportionate and national authorities had to be able to establish that such men were at high risk of acquiring diseases.
Wednesday February 04, 2015
One of the world's most expensive drugs is to be provided to more patients suffering from a life-threatening blood disorder even though the manufacturers have not reduced the price.
Friday January 30, 2015
The Irish Haemophilia Society has said it believes that any change in blood donor deferral for any category of people should be based on scientific evidence.
Sunday January 25, 2015
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said he is in favour of loosening restrictions on the 30-year ban preventing gay men from donating blood.