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Merck’s Cork plant goes from strength to strength

Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Worldwide around 50,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer,...
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Professor Arthur Tanner – We’ve lost an inspirational doctor who led by example

We were hanging on for dear life. I couldn’t actually see what was going on at the other end of the pitch but it was incredibly tight. The lurid and intense colours of the Harlequins team were camped on our line for what seemed like hours. We were used to failure,...
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“The HSE has no time at all for doctors” says retiring GP

I don’t regret getting into medicine. I’ve had some patients for 30 odd years, and I thought it would be upsetting for them to come and find that I was no longer here, so I ended up writing 190 personal letters After almost half a century on the medical beat, Dublin...
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Irish doctor shares €1m Brain Prize

One of the three winners of this year’s Brain Prize worth €1 million is NUI UCG graduate, Professor Ray Dolan. The three winners of the 2017 Brain Prize are Professors Peter Dayan, Wolfram Schultz, and Prof. Dolan who have identified how learning is linked with...
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Irish doctor shares €1m Brain Prize

One of the three winners of this year’s Brain Prize worth €1 million is NUI UCG graduate, Professor Ray Dolan. The three winners of the 2017 Brain Prize are Professors Peter Dayan, Wolfram Schultz, and Prof. Dolan who have identified how learning is linked with...

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TILDA’s €10 million for ageing research

The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), will get a  €10 million  cash injection over the next 5 years from the Health Research Board (HRB) to fund its research on ageing.  By 2021, about one in seven in the Irish population will be aged 65+ and by 2031 this...

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First colorectal steps into Decoding Cancer

Rachel Cunningham talks to Conor Shields about the new techniques with robotic assisted surgery that is being undertaken at the Mater Hospital in Dublin The colorectal field has been relatively slow to venture into the world of robotic surgery in Ireland.  According...

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Harris now hopeful on imminent Orkambi deal

Minister for Health, Simon Harris, says he is hopeful of bringing talks on the Orkambi drug to a close “within the next few weeks.” “This will be the most expensive drug we have ever purchased in the history of the State and we do not want to have a situation in the...

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Martin calls for hospitals control to revert to state

Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin’s call last week for the secularisation of Irish Hospitals from religious orders has drawn a curt “no comment” from  St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group. Mr. Martin claimed that property interests retained by the Catholic Church in...

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