Barretstown camper Katie Mai (5), with her brothers  Charlie (7) and Jack (9)  with Katharine Jensen, head of corporate responsibility and executive director of the Vertex Foundation (2nd left) and Barretstown chief executive Dee Ahearn, Photograph: Jason Clarke

Vertex, the US pharmaceutical company whose Orkambi has been a breakthrough drug for Irish cystic fibrosis patients, is donating €250,000 to Barretst(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: due to budgetary constraints, many drugs are likely to be frozen out of the Irish market. Photograph: Sam Boal/

The full cost of the Government decision to approve cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi is beginning to be felt by the health service and patients less than (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris at the beginning of construction of the new children’s hospital at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Minister for Health has said he does not agree with a new practice that will see the Cabinet deciding on pleas for financial support for expensive(...)

The results from trials of a new treatment for cystic fibrosis have been welcomed by Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Trials of a new treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) have delivered “a significant if modest benefit” for patients who experienced an improvement in lun(...)

A combination of two drugs improved lung function in patients with the most common form of cystic fibrosis in late stage trials, holding out the prom(...)