Patients up to 36 stone being treated in obesity epidemic
Patients weighing up to 36 stone are now being treated by the experts at St Columcille's Hospital in Loughlinstown.
Patients weighing up to 36 stone are now being treated by the experts at St Columcille's Hospital in Loughlinstown.
Little Molly McNally, who has successfully battled a rare form of cancer, will not be travelling to the US as planned to take part in a clinical trial.
Beautician Lorraine Hayes (31) has realised her lifelong dream of becoming a mum - years after her successful kidney transplant.
Former Westlife member Kian Egan doesn't seem very impressed with the plans by veteran pop stars Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy to do a two-man tour as Boyzlife.
Hundreds of people are becoming the victims of scams every year when they buy cars online.
The trauma of battling cancer doesn't necessarily end when the physical disease has been beaten, according to one brave survivor.
He's the country's youngest TD and has faced a torrent of social media abuse since his success at the General Election but he is not letting any of it bother him.
John Langton never suspected for one second that a dry throat could be a sign of cancer.
A Dublin solicitor has caused outrage after claiming that communities should have the right to use violence if they feel it is necessary to protect themselves against drug dealers.
Staff and students at Oscar- winner Ben Cleary's old school in Dublin have spoken of their pride at his achievement.
Irish director Benjamin Cleary was the triumphant underdog at the 2016 Oscars.
Sinn Fein's Dessie Ellis has become the second candidate to be elected to the Dublin North West Constituency on the seventh count.
Noel Rock has delivered a major victory for Fine Gael in Dublin North West, after becoming the first party candidate to take a seat there in over 20...
With the Oscars kicking off on Sunday night, most of Hollywood's stars are practising extreme detoxes and diets. But not our Lenny Abrahamson, it seems.
Soccer legend John Giles didn’t know Aodhan O’Riordan was going to go into politics – but he still likes him.
RTE broadcaster Vivienne Traynor (44) has revealed that five years after she donated a kidney to her nephew he underwent a second transplant from a deceased donor.
RTÉ broadcaster Vivienne Traynor (44) has revealed that five years after she donated a kidney to her nephew, he underwent a second transplant from a deceased donor.
She may be safely home in the States, but Zoe Ireland Drake certainly won't be allowed to forget where she was born.
Presenter Elaine Crowley has had to stop wearing knee-high boots after she received unwanted attention.
Punters may now know the shop that sold the €66m EuroMillions ticket - but we are still none the wiser when it comes to knowing the identity of the winners.
The champagne was flowing freely outside the Carlow store that sold the winning €66m Euromillions ticket which was claimed yesterday.
Jeff Kernan (47) has told of the terrifying moment he realised his eight-year-son had unwittingly been communicating with a dangerous man online, who had been posing as a young friend.
Operation Transformation leader John Conmy (47) has defended the show against allegations of “fat-shaming”.
The husband of a Dublin woman who died in a tragic yachting accident in South Africa managed to get to the shore to raise the alarm, it has emerged.
An extra 15,704 people registered for Parkruns nationwide last month - an increase which is being dubbed the "Operation Transformation effect".
The kidney donated from one rugby pal to another has been nicknamed 'Declan' after the former Ireland coach.
RTE's Operation Transformation programme is warning people to beware of hoax calls in which they are offered the opportunity to win a substantial gift card.
Children as young as nine are using cocaine, an experienced drugs worker has said.
Head shops have closed down around the country but there are more than 700 online shops selling these dangerous products, according to an expert.
Premature baby Zoe Ireland Drake has arrived safely in Tennessee after an anonymous donor pledged the remaining €30,000 needed for her special medical charter flight home.
ORGANISERS of national anti-water charge protests today have claimed as many as 100,000 people are expected to attend a series of demonstrations - with the biggest gathering planned for Dublin city centre.
Parents have been advised by Operation Transformation dietician Aoife Hearne to lead by example when it comes to what their children eat.
Patricia Barnes (28) from Finglas in Dublin has been at the Mater Hospital's Emergency Department (ED) twice this week.
Operation Transformation leader Dan Kennedy is in hospital where he is being treated for severe colitis, it has been revealed.
Cars could be permitted to travel in Dublin's bus lanes if they met certain conditions, a leading expert has suggested.
It’s the busiest day of the year for traffic in Dublin as workers finally return to the office after an extended break.
Half of the upgraded emergency department (ED) at a busy hospital is lying idle because of a lack of staff, a leading consultant has warned.
Hundreds of us leave our mobiles, umbrellas and bags on the bus every week - but spare a thought for the student who left nearly €2,000 in cash.
Master of the Rotunda Sam Coulter-Smith has finished his last shift at the hospital after seven years in charge - but he isn't going anywhere.
Dublin taxi drivers are world famous for their chatty nature - and now their storytelling skills are being put to good use.
A cinemagoer who was concerned that the Minions cartoon was "very scary" was among those who complained to the Irish Film Classification Office this year.
A father of six who was tragically killed when his car plunged into the Grand Canal in Co Offaly has been named locally as Patrick Buckley.
Big decisions lie ahead for the family of Molly McNally, who has ended the year in remission from a rare form of cancer.
Ray Foley will present his last show with 98FM tomorrow after announcing his departure from the radio station.
Homeless mum Erica Fleming had hoped the Government would have had a re-think of modular housing and the significant costs associated with building the units.
Alcohol poisoning claims one life every week in Ireland, an expert group has warned.
Little Mark, who lives in Meath, admits that he has not been very good this year in his letter to Santa.
There was some good news just before Christmas for about 50 Clerys concession holders who will share a payout of some €654,000.
A plucky Dublin granny managed to foil two youths who tried to steal her car in a supermarket car park by throwing herself across the bonnet.
A 28-year-old man has been shot in a parked car by a gunman who hid waiting for him in bushes.
Health Minister Leo Varadkar has said the health service has a plan for coping with the aftermath of a terrorist attack - but he said it "wouldn't be pretty".
The first homeless families to move into new modular homes are expected to do so just in time for Christmas.
It was the moment that Shauna Boland (24), originally from Crumlin, and Rachael Kavanagh (29), from Ballybrack, had waited for since they got engaged at Christmas two years ago.
TOURISTS who spent the weekend in Paris told of their relief at returning home safely.
Tourists who spent the weekend in Paris told of their relief at returning home safely.
Extra beds are being made available in Dublin city centre this week to help bring the homeless off the streets at night.
Two sisters who bravely waived their right to anonymity so that their abuser step-father could be identified have told of their relief that he is behind bars.
More than a third of Irish students feel down every day and it's food that they turn to most for comfort.
Talks between the management company at Longboat Quay and the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) over funding for fire safety works have failed to reach agreement.
DUBLIN'S East Wall put on a "spooktacular" display during its popular Halloween festival over the weekend.
The popular sportsman had been on a short break, with the intention of taking in the Rugby World Cup final at the weekend.
Panti Bliss has paid an emotional tribute to a young man who died suddenly while on a family visit to San Francisco, writes Fiona Dillon.
THE young woman injured in the horror murder-suicide that saw hero Garda Tony Golden shot dead, may have no quality of life as a result of her injuries, a local priest has said.
The first victims of the Carrickmines fire tragedy will be laid to rest tomorrow.
A newlywed bride has told of her devastation after her wedding photos and videos were stolen in Dublin.
Almost two thirds of asthma patients have experienced depressive symptoms in the last four weeks, while one in five were unable to work because of their health.
They are riding high in the Irish charts, but Keywest's appeals for changes to the busking decibel level rules have fallen on deaf ears.
The Dubs' biggest fan, Molly McNally (7), will be there to cheer on the Boys in Blue this Sunday after a successful campaign by supporters turned up tickets.
Actor Aidan Gillen has appeared in a moving video which aims to raise funds for charities helping Syrian refugees.
What was supposed to be a weekend trip to Dublin turned into a three-month stay for this Birmingham mum who went into labour early.
A MALE model was stopped with €570,000 cash in a bag as he prepared to board a flight from Dublin to Brussels.
Gerry McNally said that finding out that his daughter Molly is in remission from cancer was like "winning the Lotto."
Eleven people a day will develop dementia in Ireland next year, experts have warned.
A growing number of drug users in Dublin city are risking sudden death by inhaling butane gas for a cheap high, experts have warned.
A teenage girl was fighting for her life in hospital last night after her friend was killed in a road crash.
Television presenter Sybil Mulcahy reveals that footwear is her biggest expense when it comes to back-to-school costs.
Don’t just ‘dump and run’ if your child is very upset on their first day at school, advises leading psychologist Allison Keating.
This was the scene last night as thousands of gallons of canal water gushed down a Dublin street after a mindless act of vandalism.
SOCIALIST TD Paul Murphy is among more than 20 people set to face charges over a water protest during which Tanaiste Joan Burton was detained in her car.
A mother was last night recovering in hospital after she was injured during a violent double-stabbing attack.
Our dreams of seeing places like the Grand Canyon before we die are being dashed because of the costs involved.
Hawkins House, which is widely regarded as one of Dublin's ugliest office buildings, is facing demolition.
Six pregnant women have been forced to sleep rough on the streets of Dublin this week as the homeless crisis deepens in the city.
Patients using health and social care services in Ireland are to be issued with a unique identity number which will last for their lifetime.
Dublin City Council has splurged nearly €90,000 on new carpets for just two rooms at the Mansion House this year, in a move that has sparked controversy.
A woman has told how she believes a vaccine given to her daughter to prevent cervical cancer has left her with long-term health problems.
Top model Roz Purcell need not have worried about her tan over the weekend, after she was covered from head to toe in mud during a gruelling obstacle course.
Director Jim Sheridan has led the Irish tributes to his great friend Omar Sharif, who he said "may have been one of the greatest actors ever".
Showers didn't stop the fun for the kids at Temple Street Children's University Hospital when the Marker Hotel offered to lay on a five-star spread.
Dublin grandad Kevin Gormley decided to mark turning 80 with a big challenge.
A crackdown on cafes is being proposed by a group of Dublin councillors as part of the war on sugar.
Radio presenter Anton Savage says he misses getting up in the early hours of the morning "like a hole in the head".
There should be "no-fry" zones within a kilometre of schools to tackle obesity levels.
The family of brave Molly McNally - who is battling cancer - are hoping that scans this week will bring some positive news.
Michelin-starred chef Oliver Dunne believes hospital food must be tasty as well as nutritious.
Brave Robyn Smyth is jetting off to the United States on Sunday for tests that will determine how her cancer is treated.
A TWO-year-old was the youngest patient treated for a "bouncing" related injury at a chain of private clinics last year, while the oldest was 53.
Labour TD John Lyons recalls the moment he decided to tell his parents he was gay when he was an 18-year-old student.
Technology giant Intel is the latest multinational considering paying for egg-freezing as a perk for female employees.
Thelma Mansfield has told of her heartbreak at the death of her former screen partner Derek Davis.
The final touches are being put at Tayto Park on the most spectacular rollercoaster the country has ever seen.
Babies in Ireland are now being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) at just three weeks old.
Amy Huberman is flying high after receiving a gorgeous skirt designed by celebrity pal Dawn O'Porter.
Motor racing champion Simon McKinley (34) was a "hero and an idol" to people in the sport, his funeral ceremony was told today.
An inspirational 26-year-old man who is paralysed from the chest down is aiming to walk 55,000 steps with the help of a space age robotic device.
Luke Concannon (9) said that the first thing he asked for when he got a new kidney was a pizza.
Author Colm Toibin has said he would "love to have the right to get married" to his partner in Ireland.
Dubliner Gerry Tynan is one step closer to becoming the Countdown champion after he made it through to the quarter finals of the popular TV show.
Always entertaining, never dull and simply great company.
Gardai are investigating a sinister abduction attempt on a 10-year-old boy in Bray.
Fat Frogs, Wham bars and Care Bears bring back nostalgic memories for children of the Eighties.
Top actor Cillian Murphy has shelled out a cool €1.7m on a home in Monkstown in south county Dublin.
SIPTU chief Jack O’Connor has denied that his dramatic walk-off during Vincent Browne’s TV3 show was a “stunt.”