For most parents, the prick heal test is part of the normal routine in the hospital after birth.
One in 4,500 babies in Ireland are born with PKU and although the condition is treatable, it is a major change for both the child and family.
To mark the 12th annual World Rare Disease Day, we were joined this morning by Conor Byrne, and his son Jacob who was diagnosed with PKU at birth and Jenny McNulty, Senior Metabolic Dietitian, Temple Street Children's University Hospital.
Research conducted for Irish Water found that forty four per cent of people in Ireland take their water supply for granted. 'The Story of Water' is a new documentary airing on Virgin Media One tonight which gives us an inside look into how we get our drinking water and the...