Woman getting an ultrasound scan

Patients with urgent referrals for suspected cancer are seen within days in most parts of the State, according to the National Cancer Control Program(...)

 Waiting times for MRI brain scans were estimated to be on average 20 times longer in the public system than in the private. Pic : Bryan O’Brien

‘Can I live without this?” Most of us ask ourselves this question every day. Be it that second cup of coffee, the “We’re on our way to the USA” World (...)

Private patients can get a colonoscopy done within 12 days, the society points out, thereby highlighting the gap in health services between those who can pay and those who cannot. File photograph: Thinkstock

Over 4,300 people are waiting more than three months for a colonoscopy and are therefore at increased risk of an undetected cancer, new figures show. (...)

The life of O’Reilly: Tony O’Reilly, the businessman often said to be Ireland’s first billionaire. Illustration: Eoin Coveney
Collapse: the fall of Tony O’Reilly
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Tony O’Reilly, the businessman often said to be Ireland’s first billionaire, made his career in food, media and other industries in Ireland and int(...)

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

Cancer information services need to engage better with men, older people and people with disabilities, according to a new report. In total, over 82,00(...)

Technician performing medical scan to a patient.

Men are more likely to die of cancer, and have lower five-year survival rates than women. According to figures produced by the National Cancer Registr(...)

Sir Michael Marmot: “There’s an intimate relationship between where you are on the social hierarchy and your health. The people at the top have the longest life, those in the middle are shorter, and as you get lower and lower, the life expectancy gets shorter and shorter.”

Money doesn’t buy happiness, they say, but the clear evidence is that it does buy you extra years of life. The flip side of this, of course, is that t(...)

Former CEO of Independent News and Media Gavin O Reilly received €2.13 million in 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Vincent Crowley, the chief executive of Independent News & Media, was paid €627,000 last year, according to the company’s annual report. (...)

Irish Dairy Board finance director Donal Buggy, chief executive Kevin Lane, and chairman Vincent Buckley at the publication of the IDB’s Full Year Results 2012 report today.

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) is considering acquisitions in the Middle East and North Africa in the next 12 months after the group reported a tu(...)