The incidence of lung cancer is falling among men but rising among women, reflecting changing smoking patterns from decades earlier, a newly published review of 20 years of treating cancer indicates. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

National Cancer Registry finds deaths from disease dropped consistently in last 20 years

Leigh Gath: in 2012 she was one of a group of campaigners who forced a Government climbdown on disability cuts after camping out in front of the Dáil overnight
Profile: Leigh Gath

Leigh Gath to liaise with whistleblowers concerned about services for vulnerable users

Leigh Gath, who describes herself as a disability activist and Thalidomide survivor, will act as a confidential recipient for whistleblowers, staff and residents, in relation to allegations of abuse in HSE-funded services for vulnerable people. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Kathleen Lynch announces creation of body, separate to Hiqa, to examine care centres

Minister of State with responsibility for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch: will address national summit for disabilities at which measures to tackle alleged abuse at Áras Attracta will be outlined.    Photograph: Alan Betson

HSE to wait until Garda completes investigation into alleged mistreatment of patients

One out of every six beds in Beaumont Hospital  is occupied by patients, mostly elderly, who are fit to be discharged but cannot be because of a lack of nursing home facilities or because care cannot be provided at home. File photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Delayed discharges clogging up system for years - but solution still has not been found

People have been asked to avoid Beaumont Hospital’s emergency department and potential patients have been urged to visit their GPs for treatment instead of arriving at the hospital. File photograph: Getty Images

Patients spending up to 70 hours on trolleys in emergency department, claims INMO

A report found 70% of people contacting the Irish Cancer Society information services are women. Photograph: Thinkstock

Irish Cancer Society says services need to engage better with men and older people

A staff member (seated) at Áras Attracta kicks resident Ivy McGinty on Tuesday’s Prime Time report on RTÉ.

Abuse of care-home residents not a one-off so complaints system needs an overhaul

In a statement, Beaumont Hospital said it regretted the extremely difficult conditions faced by patients and staff as a result of a number of factors. File photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Hospital emergency department “under enormous strain” due to overcrowding

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