From left, Patricia McColgan, one of the founders of CanCare4Living, Dr Julianne Byrne, Boyne Research Institute, and Garry Owens, CanCare4Living’s co-founder.

To be diagnosed twice with different forms of cancer before the age of 10 is an incredibly cruel twist of fate. But Lisa Comer is making the best of l(...)

While there have been many advances in the early diagnosis and effective treatment of cancer in recent years, these improvements in care do not always(...)

The Irish Cancer society said cancer affects all parts of Irish society but some people are more at risk than others and where you live has a huge influence on this.

The high rate of cancer incidence and death in poorer communities needs to be tackled as a priority, according to the Irish Cancer Society. A new map (...)


Breast cancer is the most common potentially fatal cancer of women in the Western world. After lung cancer, breast cancer was the second leading ca(...)

Ed Byrne and Glen Reid, co-founders of So Sell It, with Minister for Jobs  Richard Bruton announcing that the Dublin-based start-up is expanding into the UK

Irish start-up So Sell It, which allows users to buy, swap, sell and get direct offers for their goods online, has expanded its operations into the UK(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin presented Budget 2015 in the Dail today. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Organisations around Ireland have been responding to Budget 2015. Here’s what they had to say on...The 9 per cent VAT rate Irish Hotels Federation: T(...)

Construction workers and hospital employees wear pink hard hats and form a giant pink ribbon to promote the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, at the UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center construction site in La Jolla, California, in the US. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Diagnosis and survival Although Ireland’s rate of breast cancer diagnoses is very high, survival rates are encouraging, says Naomi Fitzgibbon of the I(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar with his predecessor James Reilly, who  announced the expert panel earlier this year. Photograph: Frank Miller

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has promised to reform the discretionary medical card system after a report called for greater sensitivity in the way(...)

Former minister for health shows images to the media in June after the Cabinet decision  to approve the publication of the Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Time

Ireland can create a “domino effect” internationally by becoming the first country in Europe to introduce plain packaging of tobacco, according to one(...)

People will get the chance to walk beside world champion 50km walker Rob Heffernan  (above) in Bishopstown, Co Cork, on Sunday, October 19th, and he will join walkers in Baltinglass, Co Wicklow, on Monday, October 27th. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Inpho

Irish world champion 50km walker Rob Heffernan has called on the people of Ireland to get their walking shoes on to raise much-needed funds for the Ir(...)