Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. Ger Collins, an ambassador for Breast Cancer Ireland, says that car parking fees were an issue for her when she was attending the hospital for appointments and scans in 2015. Photograph: Derick Hudson

Paying car parking charges when you are visiting an ill relative in hospital, or when you are admitted to hospital yourself from the emergency departm(...)

In the RTÉ radio studio, while presenting the summer programme Sunday with Keelin Shanley in 2018.

Keelin Shanley, who has died aged 51, was an accomplished journalist and broadcaster known for her curiosity, empathy and versatility. Her interviewin(...)

Pictured (from left) Shannen Joyce (25), James Gilleran, Blackhorse Ave and Stephen Teap who lost his wife Irene to Cervical cancer.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A young mother who has overcome cancer twice will be the public face of Daffodil Day, the Irish Cancer Society’s main fundraising campaign. Shannen (...)

The study found those  smoking roll-your-own cigarettes had increased significantly from 35 per cent to over half of smokers. File photograph: Getty

Irish health officials plan to target social smokers and those in lower socio-economic areas in future campaigns, as new research reveals these groups(...)

Ger Collins with her son Brian: “I spent a fortune on parking at Beaumont hospital going in and out for appointments and scans.”

Cancer patients north and south of the border share many common experiences. The shock of diagnosis, waiting for tests and results, and putting the(...)

1970 was a “year of militancy” for nurses, who marched in protest for the first time, as covered by The Irish TImes.

1970 was the year of the Arms Trial, escalating violence in the North, and a six-month bank strike. Apollo 13 told Houston it had a problem. Nixon cam(...)

Irish Cancer Society chief executive Averil Power, Minister for Health Simon Harris and Irish Heart Foundation chief executive Tim Collins at the launch of the new research. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Advertising of e-cigarettes is to be restricted in order to limit the exposure of young people to them, Minister for Health Simon Harris has confirme(...)

 ‘I remember sitting watching the clock going round and wondering if I had enough money to get out of the car park’. Michael Finnegan from Leitrim. Photograph: Andres Poveda

A cancer survivor from Co Leitrim has said his savings were wiped out in a year while tackling the illness. Michael Finnegan, who was diagnosed with(...)

Previous studies have suggested that statins, which are used to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease, could have a role in slowing down the growth of different types of cancers. Photograph: iStock

Men taking cholesterol-lowering drugs may have a reduced risk of developing a more lethal form of prostate cancer, new Irish research suggests. Men w(...)

The study looked at how e-cigarettes can cause damage to the body through toxic chemicals produced in the vaping process. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Government should ban all e-cigarette advertising in forthcoming Dáil legislation after a report found that e-cigarettes damage the brain, heart, (...)

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