Candidate pledge form

We want candidates to pledge that if elected in 2020, they will work to:

Take the Pledge

If elected to the 33rd Dáil, I will work to: 

1) Take action to improve quality of life for cancer patients and survivors

  • Reduce the cost of cancer by lowering Drug Payment Scheme charges, and abolishing inpatient and prescription charges 
  • Reduce parking charges for cancer patients in public hospitals 
  • Give automatic, life-long medical cards for people with a terminal cancer diagnosis 
  • Give medical cards to all other cancer patients from diagnosis until they have completed treatment
  • Provide for additional supports to meet the complex needs of childhood and adolescent cancer survivors 
  • End HSE practice of pursuing cancer patients through debt collectors 

2) Fully fund cancer and health strategies 

  • Cut waiting times for cancer tests and cancer treatment 
  • Deliver National Cancer Strategy and Sláintecare Oireachtas Report
  • Commit to delivering a Comprehensive Cancer Centre by 2026 

3) Protect children from tobacco and alcohol industry influence

  • Introduce comprehensive e-cigarette legislation covering advertising and flavouring 
  • Fully enact all provisions of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 
To pledge to take the actions outlined above, enter your information below

Your pledge will be added to the Irish Cancer Society's website to indicate your support.

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By signing this pledge, you agree to the Irish Cancer Society's storing of your data and publishing of your pledge on our website to raise cancer as an election issue.