Philip Watt

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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(...)

Graffiti on Charlemont Place at the side of the Grand Canal in Dublin. The agreement between the HSE and Vertex Pharmaceuticals has been warmly welcomed. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Politicians and advocacy groups have welcomed the deal between the State and the manufacturers of drugs used to treat people with cystic fibrosis (CF)(...)

Shauna McCormack with a placard featuring her two-year-old son Leon, who has cystic fibrosis, at a protest outside Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Hundreds of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients demonstrated outside the Dáil on Wednesday in support of free access for CF sufferers to a groundbreaking ne(...)

Graffiti on Charlemont Place, Dublin: the Orkambi drug which improves lung function and reduces hospitalisation would cost €160,000 per patient annually at its initial price.   Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The US pharmaceutical company that manufactures Orkambi has provided €15,000 in sponsorship to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, the charity has confirmed. In(...)

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