Barbara Miranda and Thalita Quaresha, from Brazil but living in Dublin 8, pictured enjoying the fine weather at Sandycove in Dublin on Thursday afternoon. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Thursday was the hottest day of the year so far with the highest temperature of 26.8 degrees recorded at Mount Dillon, Co Roscommon. Many parts of th(...)

Caitríona Plunkett: “Don’t feel like you have to do this on your own because you don’t. You are never alone”

Despite advances in medical science vastly improving the outcome for cancer patients, being told you have the “big C” is still among the most frighten(...)

  Cancer patient Padraig Beasley aged 9 (centre)  from Listowel with his parents Maevea and Séamus and his sister Julia (10) and Jack Jack (18 months). Photograph: Dominic Walsh/Eye Focus Ltd

The risk of infection coming into the home of nine-year-old cancer patient Pádraig Beasley has been a worry for his family ever since he was diagnosed(...)

Social distancing rules mean laboratories are also struggling to process tests that have already been taken. Photograph: Rafe Swan/Cultura/Getty

It seems a long time ago now that we were having weekly discussions about ever growing numbers of patients languishing on trollies in hospital corrido(...)

People are staying away from doctors and hospitals during the Covid crisis even when they have potentially serious medical conditions, according to new data.

New figures underline concerns that people are staying away from doctors and hospitals during the Covid crisis even when they have potentially serious(...)

Those taking part have in quizzes, so far, dressed in daft hats, as cartoon characters, and as the cast of Father Ted.

A Co Roscommon farmer has raised over €11,000 for charities over recent weeks of Covid-19 restrictions without leaving his kitchen. “I decided to tur(...)

A chemotherapy room for cancer treatment. The Irish Cancer Society says it is concerned that people are putting their lives at risk because of a reluctance to seek medical help if they notice cancer symptoms.

No one can argue with the overall effectiveness of our national response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Swift and measured action put us ahead of the Unite(...)

Caroline Costello: ‘You don’t get [the support] for ever but they seem to know when you need it.’ Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

Carmel Costello was “a very young” 73-year-old when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2016. It marked the beginning of a long interaction wi(...)

The Irish Cancer Society says that due to the ongoing impact of coronavirus on hospitals, more patients are being cared for in the community, straining its Night Nursing team. Photograph: iStock

An increase in the number of terminal cancer patients dying in their own homes has put pressure on a service providing night nurses to assist families(...)

Regular doses of aspirin can reduce the risk of several digestive tract cancers including the almost invariably fatal pancreatic and liver cancers, a new study has found. Photograph: iStock

Regular doses of aspirin can reduce the risk of several digestive tract cancers including the almost invariably fatal pancreatic and liver cancers, a (...)

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