Dr Muiris Houston The prostate is a gland about the size of a walnut and is located around the urethra – the tube that runs from the bladder to the(...)

A worker at Joyetech e-cigarette company tests charged e-cigarettes just off the production line in Shenzhen, China, early in 2014.  Photograph: Sim Chi Yin/New York Times

There are about 134,000 electronic cigarette users in Ireland, according to research commissioned by the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) and released in a (...)

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(...)

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My daughter is studying in Springfield, Illinois, for a year and my husband, 17-year-old son and I are planning to visit. We need to go mid-term in(...)

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(...)