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Keith Earls returns as full-strength Ireland target victory over New Zealand

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Baked potato Madame Fort

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Declan Kidney has selected 10 Leinster players in his Ireland team to face New Zealand in Christchurch on Saturday.

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There is a common lament that modern life has left us all more selfish and self-absorbed than ever before. Kay Mason – who was the first person to donate a kidney to a stranger – and the 99 who have since followed her lead give the lie to so bleak a vision.

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Nicholas Crace holds the ‘golden kidney’ he received to mark his support for the altruistic living donor scheme

83-year-old gave blood 57 times - now he's donated a kidney

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Professor Oliver Wrong: Pioneer in the field of kidney disease

The death of Professor Oliver Wrong has deprived patients – and medical science – of a leader. He excelled at sorting out relevant details from the mass of data which patients present. By his intelligence and careful observation he rapidly found the wood among the trees.

Kidneys with mustard and tarragon

Kidneys with mustard and tarragon

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Five charged over kidney for iPhone trade

Five people have been charged with illegal organ trading after a teenager sold a kidney to buy an iPhone and an iPad.

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Crispy lamb salad

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Bigger waistlines linked to rise in kidney cancer

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