Tommy Bowe scores a try at the Aviva stadium. The IRFU, GAA and FAI are trying to protect the status quo. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The proposal to phase out alcohol sponsorship of big sporting events is sensible, practical and to be expected. It should be uncontroversial. There is(...)

The Irish Cancer Society has published a report showing that the  incidence of bowel, lung, bladder and stomach cancers for men is between 1.6 and three times the rates of incidence in women.

Men are up to three times more at risk of getting common cancers than women, according to a new report. Even where women have a higher incidenc(...)

Corporate donations to charities during the Christmas period were down by 27 per cent last year, according to a new survey. Image: Flickr

Corporate donations to charities during the Christmas period were down by 27 per cent last year, according to a new survey. Comparisons between Christ(...)

From left and Helen Whelan, Nadine Ryan, Karen Ryan, Natalie Meredith and Vera Akpotor, all from Kilbarrack, Dublin, before the start of today’s  Womens’ Mini Marathon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tens of thousands of athletes and amateur runners are to experience the pay-off for their months of arduous training today as they participate in the (...)

Minister for Health Dr. James Reilly TD with his proposal to introduce standardised/plain packaging of tobacco products, which was approved by the Government. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times  Minister for Health Dr James Reilly pictured earlier this week announcing  his proposal to introduce new packaging for tobacco products without branding. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES.

RONAN McGREEVY Minister for Health James Reilly has recalled his brother’s death from smoking and his father, who was blind for the last 14 years of h(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly holds examples of plain cigarette packets yesterday following Cabinet approval of his proposals. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Health James Reilly has said he expects the tobacco industry to challenge his plans to introduce plain packaging of cigarettes in the cou(...)

Georgia May Jagger launches the Marc Jacobs designed “Fight like a Girl” bag in aid of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer at Brown Thomas.  Photograph: Alan Betson

There are many ironies in our abiding cultural fascination with breast cancer – not least how we manage to be saturated with information about (...)

Angelina Jolie: decision to go public on double mastectomy has “also stimulated debate here and elsewhere on the adequacy of DNA screening programmes”, says Micheál Martin. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has indicated that the recommendations of a working group on breast cancer will be implemented by the Government. “T(...)

 Dr Susan O’Reilly, director, National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP). Photograph: Alan Betson

Senior management in the HSE sought to remove more than €7 million in funding from the National Cancer Control Programme earlier this year and (...)

Two new treatments with the potential to cure certain colon cancers have yet to be made available in Ireland, a conference in Dublin heard on F(...)

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