Dermot Breen: is back on the water in April for the seventh and eighth legs of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Photograph: Collins Courts

Former Tesco Ireland director and corporate affairs chief Dermot Breen is back on dry land for the time being after completing two legs of the Clipper(...)

Aishling O’Herlihy, Susan Humphreys and Vivian O’Brien  at the launch of the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day 2016. Photograph: Andres Poveda

The squall that buffeted the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) this week has its origins in recent controversies affecting the charity sector. All charities(...)

 Niamh Townsend of Dell  with Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and John McCormack, chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society at the launch of the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day 2016. Photograph:  Andres Poveda

Irish Cancer Society chief executive John McCormack is taking a €10,000 a year pay cut to help fund the charity’s financial support for the families o(...)

The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has experienced a significant public backlash following its decision to abolish its support programme for families affe(...)

Healthy and happy: From left: Jade Delaney, Noel Gavin, Dearbhla Hynes and Sean Walsh in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Jade Delaney, 22, is a student from Sheriff Street, Dublin. She lost 9 stone, moving from 20 stone to 11 by working out at TRX Studio (www.trx.ie), a(...)

The Irish Cancer Society has said it will maintain a fund for the families of children affected by cancer but support for adults will be discontinued. File photograph: Getty Images

The Irish Cancer Society has partially reversed its decision to end financial support for families affected by cancer. The charity says it will main(...)

EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly’s report in October accused the commission of breaching its obligations under the World Health Organisation disclosure rules.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish Cancer Society has called on the European Commission to be more transparent about its contacts with the tobacco industry in the wake of an i(...)

The Irish Cancer Society has said it is closing its financial support programme because it is unable to meet the demand for the service. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Irish Cancer Society has said it is closing its financial support programme because it is unable to meet the demand for the service. The charity (...)

Leading charities have called for an end to the current two-tier mix of private and public health systems as part of reforms to create universal healthcare. Photograph: Thinkstock

Leading charities have called for an end to the current two-tier mix of private and public health systems as part of reforms to create universal healt(...)

Minister for Children James Reilly says he ‘can’t think of a better present for children at Christmas’ than the European Court of Justice ruling in favour of plain packaging for tobacco products. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Minister for Children James Reilly has said he “can’t think of a better present for children at Christmas” than the European Court of Justice ruling i(...)