Covid-19 and winter pressures have contributed to the latest ‘alarming’ figures but they ‘have been layered on top of a health system that has been running to stand still for a number of years’,  said Rachel Morrogh of the Irish Cancer Society. Photograph: Alan Betson

More than 80,000 people, including 8,016 children, were waiting for an appointment for their inpatient or day case treatment last month, according to (...)

Paxlovid being manufactured in Freiburg, Germany. Photograph: Pfizer/EPA

A new pill that can prevent death from Covid-19 is being made available from next week, but only to hospital inpatients. Paxlovid, hailed as a “game-(...)

Speaking on The Women’s Podcast, Sinead McSweeney announced Women’s Aid as the company’s main charity partner for 2022. Photograph: Getty Images

There is an “acute consciousness” among staff at Twitter of the role social media can play “for bad as well as for good” when it comes to gender-based(...)

Chances of survival for many cancers is increasing, and the quality of life has improved. Photograph: iStock

Pioneering treatment at the Trinity St James’s Cancer Institute is making huge strides in battling common cancers Ireland has the third highest (...)

The fundraising event usually brings in around €4 million for the charity, which it puts towards support services for people living with cancer, and funding research.

A “yellow army” of volunteers will return to the streets on Friday, for the first in-person Daffodil Day since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, to (...)

Liam Cuddihy: ‘Having cancer has had a huge impact on my life, learning about the different treatments and experiencing them first hand’

With almost 45,000 people diagnosed with cancer every year in Ireland – and an estimated one in two of us getting the disease at some point in our lif(...)

There are approximately 200,000 people in Ireland living with cancer. Photograph: iStock

It’s Daffodil Day next Friday, 34 years after the annual fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society began in 1988. A lot has changed since then in terms (...)

Irish Cancer Society’s director of advocacy Rachel Morrogh: “Our research underscores what cancer patients have been experiencing for decades – financial penalties associated with having survived cancer are all too common.”

People affected by cancer face being refused insurance, mortgage protection cover and other financial products because of their medical history, accor(...)

The Irish Cancer Society urged people to continue social distancing and mask wearing in high-risk settings. File photograph: Getty Images

Advocacy groups for medically vulnerable people have expressed concerns over the end of mandatory mask wearing on public transport and in shops. The(...)

Almost one million fewer appointments and procedures took place in 2020 and 2021 compared with pre-pandemic 2019. Photograph: Alan Betson

From cancelled appointments to longer waiting lists, screening delays to closed beds, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on normal hea(...)

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