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Dáil passes bill to ban smoking in cars with children

The Irish Cancer Society today welcome the passing of legislation that will ban smoking in cars where children are present. The Bill passed unanimously in the Dáil last night and the relevant authorities, including the Gardaí, will now work to introduce formal regulations.

National Cancer Helpline nurse taking a call

Over 82,000* Contacts with Irish Cancer Society’s Cancer Information Service in 2013

A new report into the impact and effectiveness of the Irish Cancer Society’s Cancer Information Service, which is made up of the National Cancer Helpline Freefone 1800 200 700, Daffodil Centres and online services, has been released today.

Cross Party Oireachtas Group on Alcohol Harm

Action needed to reduce death toll from alcohol-related cancers

The challenge of reducing the number of lives claimed by alcohol-related cancers was discussed at the Cross Party Oireachtas Group on Alcohol Harm in Leinster House this (Wednesday) morning.


LifeAlbum aims to build largest app based photo album in the world to benefit the Irish Cancer Society

This week Cork based marketing company The Digital Department launched LifeAlbum, a communal photo album created by the general public to benefit the Irish Cancer Society.


Irish Cancer Society welcomes ‘Giving Tuesday’ and thanks supporters for helping to provide nationwide cancer services and research

The Irish Cancer Society, the national cancer charity, is welcoming ‘Giving Tuesday’ to Ireland, an initiative which is taking place for the first time on Tuesday, 2nd of December 2014.


Light a Candle of Hope this Christmas

The Irish Cancer Society will light thousands of candles in Dubh Linn garden, Dublin Castle at 6 pm on Tuesday, December 16th in a special celebration to send a message of hope to all those in Ireland affected by cancer this Christmas.


The Irish Cancer Society welcomes extra funding for cancer care

The Irish Cancer Society has said it is pleased that the first health budget increase in seven years has been reflected in an increase in funding to cancer care in the HSE Service’s Plan 2015.


Cancer patients need clarity on discretionary medical cards

The Irish Cancer Society has said that cancer patients in need of a discretionary medical card are no clearer today as to whether they will get or retain a discretionary medical card while they are ill, following the publication of the Report of the Expert Panel on Medical Need for Medical Card E


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