Averil Power

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Leo Varadkar receives a birthday cake from DCU students and staff in Ballymun. The guest list for the Taoiseach’s birthday party has been putting noses out of joint. Photograph:  Julien Behal

It’s been like living through the opening scenes of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory this week in Leinster House, with a cast of increasingly for(...)

 Eileen O’Sullivan and Ramon Whelan outside Leinster House on Wednesday after the launch of new legislation to crack down on advertising of false cancer cures. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Eileen O’Sullivan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 she did what would be instinctive for many people and searched online for further info(...)

More people than ever are living with or after cancer as survival rates have improved over the past 20 years. Photograph: iStock

Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the most common cause of death in Ireland as the population ages, a new report shows. Invasive cancers and rela(...)

Elizabeth O’Kelly, in 2015 at the opening of the Gemma Guihan exhibition in The Dunamaise Arts Centre. Photograph: Alf Harvey.

A Co Laois woman has bequeathed a total of €30 million to five charities in a massive windfall for the sector, it has emerged. One of those to receiv(...)

Labour’s Sean Sherlock is one of 13 TDs opposed to a ban on the advertisement of alcohol sales at concerts at publicly-owned venues. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Employers’ group Ibec, drinks group Diageo, Dublin Airport Authority and three public relations firms lobbied more than 50 TDs including seven Governm(...)

Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Two out of five people said they had avoided visiting their doctor because they could not afford the appointment fee, a new survey has found. Some 4(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris and Irish Cancer Society chief executive Averil Power during the launch of Daffodil Day at the Citywest Hotel. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

One person dies from cancer every hour in Ireland and 40,000 will be diagnosed with cancer or a related tumour this year, the launch of the annual Daf(...)

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 (...)

The letter points to the political and financial support which successive Irish governments have given the Palestinian people. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Almost 90 leading artists, academics and former ambassadors have signed a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny urging the Government to formally recognise t(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone: Eager to publish the Bill and have it passed by the Oireachtas without delay. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 50,000 adopted people are to be given the right to their birth certificates for the first time under new legislation to be published by the (...)

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