Baby's bladder removed by mistake

A 18-month-old girl will need to use a catheter for the rest of her life after a botched operation in which 90 per cent of her bladder was mistakenly taken out by a surgeon, a disciplinary hearing was told today.

Flannery could face Six Nations ban

Jerry Flannery's participation in the RBS 6 Nations is under serious threat after the Ireland hooker was today cited for his dangerous lunge on France winger Alexis Palisson.

Ireland refuse to hit back as Parra labels them 'cheats'

Declan Kidney's men stay cool in face of scum-half's verbal attack as two heavyweights clash in Paris today

Spot treatment gave woman cancer, court told

A civil servant suffered cancer and kidney failure after taking pills sold by a Chinese herbal shop to clear up spots on her face, a court heard today.

Kidney saves cordon bleu recipe for France

Ireland 29 Italy 11

O'Driscoll calls for Ireland progress

Brian O'Driscoll will lead Ireland into tomorrow's RBS 6 Nations opener warning his team-mates they must continue to evolve if they are to retain their title.

Method to madness of Wallace's Ireland selection

Michael Bradley and Declan Kidney presumably have an honest and open working relationship as Ireland ‘A' and Senior team coaches respectively.

Devilled Kidneys on toasted brioche

O'Driscoll to retain captaincy but injuries mount

Ireland coach Declan Kidney will today confirm Brian O'Driscoll's retention as captain ahead of the Grand Slam defence as a mini injury crisis continues to disrupt the squad's preparations 10 days before the Six Nations opener against Italy.

Duo return for Ireland Six Nations campaign

Ireland head coach Declan Kidney has named Rory Best and Marcus Horan in his 44-man squad for the RBS 6 Nations.

Sue Townsend saved by son's kidney donation

The author Sue Townsend has undergone a life-saving kidney transplant thanks to the generosity of her son.

'Scandalous' midwife shortages at baby death hospital

A coroner today branded midwife shortages at a hospital where a newborn baby died on an overstretched maternity ward as "nothing short of scandalous".

Inquest on baby who died in 'unsafe' hospital

Coroner set to examine 'disturbing parallels' with the death of another baby after an emergency Caesarean in the same maternity ward at Milton Keynes Hospital two years earlier

Are you clever enough for Oxbridge?

As would-be students prepare for pre-Christmas entrance interviews, John Farndon offers a cribsheet on those famously fiendish questions

Weary Boks confirm Irish rise in status

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