Keith Earls

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

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.

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The Week In Radio: Triumphant tour makes Ulysses bloom once more

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."

Baked potato Madame Fort

Baked potato Madame Fort

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10 Leinster players in Ireland squad to play New Zealand

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.

Ireland debuts for Simon Zebo and Declan Fitzpatrick in New Zealand

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.

Declan Kidney: The Ireland coach's lack of Lions experience counts against him in terms of the top position

Declan Kidney knows Ireland must play without fear in New Zealand

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.

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

Widower is hailed for his altruism after giving organ to NHS waiting-list patient he didn’t even know

Mark Steel: Shall we let rich people
decide who gets treated in our hospitals?

Patients could just lie there screaming, hoping a banker rescues them

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.

Crispy lamb salad

Crispy lamb salad

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Bigger waistlines linked to rise in kidney cancer

Expanding waistlines are blamed today for soaring rates of kidney cancer which have more than doubled since the 1970s.

Diabetes complications at new high

Rates of stroke and kidney failure in people with diabetes have reached record levels, according to a new analysis.

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