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Thursday 21 June 2012
Ireland coach Declan Kidney has named his strongest possible team for the third Test against a New Zealand team weakened by the loss of Dan Carter.
Thursday 21 June 2012
Like many others before me, I attempted Ulysses in my late teens. I managed to read the whole of the spine before uttering an exhausted "Sod this" and turning my attention to what I felt was a more deserving literary cause: Jilly Cooper's Riders. It was either that or inject caffeine directly into my eyeballs. Apparently, I'm in good company: on attempting Ulysses, Katherine Mansfield is supposed to have said: "This is obviously the way of the future. Thank God I'm dying of tuberculosis."
Saturday 16 June 2012
Thursday 14 June 2012
Declan Kidney has selected 10 Leinster players in his Ireland team to face New Zealand in Christchurch on Saturday.
Friday 08 June 2012
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.
Thursday 07 June 2012
Ireland coach Declan Kidney has rung the changes for the first Test against New Zealand at Eden Park on Saturday, with debuts for Simon Zebo and Declan Fitzpatrick.
Tuesday 22 May 2012
Ireland head coach Declan Kidney knows his side must play with no fear if they are to upset world champions New Zealand on their own patch.
Thursday 17 May 2012
Widower is hailed for his altruism after giving organ to NHS waiting-list patient he didn’t even know
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Patients could just lie there screaming, hoping a banker rescues them
Monday 16 April 2012
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.
Saturday 14 April 2012
Monday 09 April 2012
Five people have been charged with illegal organ trading after a teenager sold a kidney to buy an iPhone and an iPad.
Saturday 31 March 2012
Friday 30 March 2012
Expanding waistlines are blamed today for soaring rates of kidney cancer which have more than doubled since the 1970s.
Monday 26 March 2012
Rates of stroke and kidney failure in people with diabetes have reached record levels, according to a new analysis.
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