Philip Watt

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The director of a major US organ donation programme says unvaccinated people should not receive organ donations because of their risk of dying from Covid-19. Photograph: Alan Betson

The head of an organ donor organisation has said not being vaccinated against Covid-19 affects a person’s chance of getting a transplant. However, Ph(...)

Spain has the highest rates of transplantation and organ donation in Europe. Photograph: iStock

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a sharp drop in transplantation and organ donation rates, new figures show. But while most countries across Europe r(...)

Cystic Fibrosis  campaigner Jillian McNulty  is preparing for the  annual fundraising event, 65 Roses Day. Photograph: PA

The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered widespread fear and serious alarm among the cystic fibrosis community in the State, forcing those living with the (...)

Bulelani Mfaco. Photograph: Alan Place

As the new Government commits to ending Ireland’s inhumane system of accommodating asylum seekers, it has a chance to create a far better, far chea(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris was warned that CF patients are already extremely vulnerable to infection. Photograph: PA

Minister for Health Simon Harris has been warned of the “potentially disastrous” consequences of mixing Covid-19 and cystic fibrosis (CF) patients as (...)

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland chief executive Philip Watt: ‘We are shaking with excitement at this news.’ File photograph: Tom Honan

A groundbreaking new therapy to treat the vast majority of people with cystic fibrosis has been approved for Irish patients. The drug, Trikafta, has (...)

‘It truly is a remarkable time of hope and progress in CF care in Ireland and worldwide.’ Photograph: Science Photo Library

A groundbreaking new therapy to treat the vast majority of people with cystic fibrosis could be available in Ireland as early as next summer, accordin(...)

Alfie Dardis, age 6, from Stepaside, and his best friend, Ava Casserly, age 6, from Dundrum at the launch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s 65 roses day fundraising event. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government needs to “get the finger out” over delays to a promised new 20-bed inpatient unit for cystic fibrosis patients at Beaumont Hospital, th(...)

Sarah O’Connell with her children Jake (3) and Hayley (7). Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

What do you think of when you hear the word “disability”? All across Ireland, thousands suffer from conditions that can be invisible to others, such a(...)

Gillian McNulty, who is on an Orkambi trial, addresses a cystic fibrosis protest at the Dáil earlier this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Campaigners who “never stopped fighting” have been praised as a long-awaited deal to make life-saving drugs available to up to 600 people with cystic(...)

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