About 450 cancers and 1,600 pre-cancers have so far gone undetected during the pause in screenings due to Covid-19, according to the Irish Cancer Society. Photograph: Getty

About 450 cancers and 1,600 pre-cancers have so far gone undetected during the pause in screening services due to coronavirus, the Irish Cancer Societ(...)

HSE officials are expected to tell the Covid-19 committee that acute hospitals will not be able to cope if a second wave of the coronavirus falls during the winter flu season. Photograph: Alan Betson

Coronavirus has seen hospital waiting lists for surgeries increase by more than a quarter, while mental health and other services were reduced during (...)

Oonagh O’Connor, manager of Enable charity shop on South Great George’s Street, Dublin. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times.

Over the past few months, while we waited for the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, many of us used the time to sort through years of accumulated, unwa(...)

Many charities have been forced to cancel parts of their fundraising programme this year and are running alternative events that comply with social distancing rules.

Charities operating in Ireland are among the many sectors struggling due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Many have been forced to cancel k(...)

In total, there are 2,700 people on the urgent colonoscopy waiting list.

More than 1,300 people are enduring excessive waits for urgent bowel cancer testing, largely due to delays caused by Covid-19. The Irish Cancer Socie(...)

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(...)

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