The Sunbed Association, a  body representing sunbed salons in the UK and Ireland,  took issue with the connection made between sunbeds and cancer, and challenged Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to produce  evidence of it.  File photograph: Getty Images

You almost have to admire the ballsiness of the Sunbed Association. They came out swinging this week after a Budget Day announcement of a VAT increase(...)

The old reliables became the old reliable in Paschal Dohohoe’s first budget with alcohol and fuel both spared any excise duty increases while cigaret(...)

Paschal Donohoe said the increase in VAT was due to the ‘clear evidence of a link between sunbeds and skin cancer’. Photograph: iStock

An increase in VAT on sunbed services has been welcomed by the Irish Cancer Society, but may put financial pressure on tanning salons. In his budget (...)

Over 9,000 people  die from cancer every year in Ireland – about a third of all deaths. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/Getty Images

Hundreds of patients with skin cancer, kidney cancer and an aggressive type of blood cancer could benefit from a breakthrough drug approved for financ(...)

Photograph: Thinkstock

The majority of cancer drugs approved in Europe in recent years entered the market “without clear evidence that they improved survival or quality of (...)

Former Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power has been appointed chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society. Ms Power ran unsuccessfully for a Dáil seat (...)

Cancer Week Ireland runs from Monday, September 25th to Sunday, October 1st

Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer – whether as a patient or a carer. And as latest statistics show that one in three of us may de(...)

Majella O’Donnell at the launch of the Irish Cancer Society’s  breast-cancer fundraising campaign “Cups Against Cancer” on Monday

Irish researchers have developed a way of identifying women with breast cancer who are likely to be “resistant” to some of the most common treatments (...)

The focus of the Sage submission on legislative measures may deflect attention from the multiplicity of changes needed to minimise or eliminate unnecessary deprivation of liberty

A stand-out experience of the summer holidays was a stand-up paddle board “surfari” up the Cloghane estuary on the Dingle peninsula in Co Kerry. Altho(...)

Roderick Campbell (centre) from Uplift photographed outside the RCSI HQ before delivering a petition to the RCSI Hospitals over parking fees. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The RCSI Hospitals Group has been petitioned to scrap car parking charges for cancer patients who attend regular appointments. Uplift, the social ca(...)