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# cf - Sunday 6 January, 2019

'I was studying to be a fitness coach when I needed a double lung transplant'

Luke Doherty was added to the transplant waiting list when one of his lungs collapsed.

# cf - Saturday 14 April, 2018

'Nothing short of a miracle': Irish CF campaigner on recovery after double lung transplant

Orla Tinsley told RTÉ’s Six One News that she feels like a “new woman”.

# cf - Friday 13 April, 2018

'She was just so ill, it was horrible to see my child like that'

Darcy Grainger is one of about 1,300 people in Ireland who have cystic fibrosis.

# cf - Sunday 25 February, 2018

'I spend three hours a day on a nebuliser, but exercise helps my mental health'

Ireland has more cases of cystic fibrosis per head of population than any other country.

# cf - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Seriously ill Irish Cystic Fibrosis activist makes donor card appeal from intensive care

Orla Tinsley has been instrumental in raising awareness of gaps in CF services over the years.

# cf - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'In danger of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory': How tension built ahead of Orkambi deal Cystic Fibrosis This post contains videos

'In danger of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory': How tension built ahead of Orkambi deal Exclusive

HSE and Vertex employees were working long hours behind the scenes to secure the historic agreement.

# cf - Monday 24 July, 2017

Campaign to raise money for Orla Tinsley's lung transplant care hits target

A fundraiser has been set up to help Irish journalist Orla Tinsley raise money for a lung transplant aftercare.

# cf - Sunday 7 May, 2017

'Undue fear and confusion': Read the emails Vertex sent to Department of Health about Orkambi

A deal on the cystic fibrosis drug was finally reached last month.

# cf - Thursday 13 April, 2017

'No parent wants to see their child go before them': Living day-to-day with cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis can be a life-changing condition for entire families.

# cf - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

'We are so, so happy that it's finally here': Cystic fibrosis patients celebrate deal on Orkambi

Orkambi – as well as the drug Kalydeco – will now be available for CF sufferers from 1 May.

# cf - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

'Life changing' cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi will be available from next month

Simon Harris made the announcement today in the Dáil.

# cf - Monday 3 April, 2017

'After the transplant, I looked in the mirror and my eyes weren’t yellow anymore, they were white'

Shauna Morrissey has cystic fibrosis and is campaigning for an opt-out organ donation system.

# cf - Sunday 2 April, 2017

'Helen didn’t have a peaceful death, she wanted to live so much'

Helen Taylor died while waiting for a double lung transplant in 2014.

# cf - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

Vertex to re-open talks on Orkambi with HSE

Earlier, hundreds of people attended a protest outside Leinster House calling for action on the drug.

# cf - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Drug company wants Simon Harris to intervene in row on life-changing drug Orkambi

The health minister said he wants “further engagement” between Vertex and the HSE.

# cf - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Simon Harris writes to other health ministers in bid to reduce cost of CF drug

The Health minister wants to team up with England, Scotland, Canada and Australia.

# cf - Monday 28 November, 2016

Opinion: 'My little boy isn't worth the cost of Orkambi'

News broke last night on Twitter that the Government have rejected a drug – Orkambi – that could stop my son’s pain, suffering and lengthen his life, writes Elmarie Tipper.

HSE drug advisor says life-changing cystic fibrosis drug is "not value for money"

It was reported yesterday that the HSE would not be financing the drug.

# cf - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Cystic fibrosis patients 'dismayed' at decision to not fund life-changing drug

Simon Harris has said he has not yet received a decision from the HSE regarding Orkambi.

# cf - Monday 31 October, 2016

'Orkambi saved my life, other people should get access to it'

The drug, which costs about €160,000 per patient per year, is giving some people with cystic fibrosis a new lease of life.

# cf - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

"A travesty" - Cystic fibrosis sufferers angry over lack of funding for potentially life-changing drug

Meanwhile, the cancer drug Pembrolizumab has been approved for reimbursement by the HSE.

# cf - Monday 20 April, 2015

Another €1 million needed for cystic fibrosis patients in Limerick

The state-of-the-art new cystic fibrosis unit in University Hospital Limerick was built thanks to charitable fundraising efforts.

# cf - Monday 22 December, 2014

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Happy Christmas - Robbie Keane invites child with CF to Euro 2016 qualifier

Nine-year old Cody Nolan will be a guest in the striker’s private box at the Aviva.

# cf - Monday 1 December, 2014

'Helen didn't get lungs ... but we’ll make sure other people get them because of her'

“She wanted to live with every fibre of her being.”

# cf - Sunday 23 November, 2014

‘Luke’s Christmas wish is that his mammy gets new lungs’

Helen Taylor, a Cystic Fibrosis sufferer, has been on the organ transplant waiting list for almost a year.

# cf - Sunday 21 September, 2014

'You could have lung disease, but won't notice if your only exercise is shopping'

Most people are unable to spot the warning signs of the disease.

# cf - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Opinion: It's still hard to express the sadness that comes with being unable to have children

In the past, people with cystic fibrosis typically died in childhood. But now that we have longer lifespans we are often faced with a new problem: infertility.

# cf - Monday 24 March, 2014

"Every day is like running a marathon": Living with Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland speaks to mum of two-year-old Mason and 20-year-old student Amy about their day-to-day experiences with the chronic illness.

# cf - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Updating your friends - while in a coma

For one Kerry-born woman, it was just a case of having the right friend.

# cf - Friday 1 February, 2013

Kalydeco to be made available to Cystic Fibrosis patients in Ireland

The decision was announced today by Minister James Reilly after an agreement was reached with the HSE and the manufacturers of the drug.

# cf - Monday 21 January, 2013

Negotiations underway over new CF drug deemed 'too expensive'

Irish health authorities will negotiate the price of a “groundbreaking” new treatment for cystic fibrosis, which would currently cost the State more than €28 million annually.

# cf - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

St Vincent’s to provide two extra rooms for Cystic Fibrosis patients

Two in-patient rooms will be held in reserve for emergency CF admissions – but patients say the arrangement falls short.

# cf - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Why do females fare worse than males with cystic fibrosis?

A new study from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland shows that the female hormone oestrogen has a role to play in this.

# cf - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

New Cystic Fibrosis treatment launched

The ‘Podhaler’ is a wireless inhaler that reduces the time needed to receive antibiotic treatment from almost an hour a day to just five or six minutes.

# cf - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Cystic Fibrosis ward to open at Crumlin hospital today

President Mary McAleese will be at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital today to open a state-of-the-art, four-bed ward for patients with Cystic Fibrosis.

# cf - Monday 24 January, 2011

Irish hospitals to introduce routine CF tests for newborns

The HSE has announced that it plans to introduce a newborn screening programme for cystic fibrosis.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Deadlines loom for would-be Fianna Fail leaders, for a final date for General Election 2011 – and for the person who wants to be the one to flick the ‘crush’ switch on Sean FitzPatrick’s BMW.

# cf - Thursday 14 October, 2010

CF unit contract to be signed this week

St Vincent’s Hopsital says it will finalise the agreement to build its special unit in the next 24 hours.

# cf - Wednesday 13 October, 2010

New CF unit could be built by April 2012

Cystic Fibrosis sufferers could see a specialised unit open in 18 months.

# cf - Sunday 10 October, 2010

The 9 at 9: Sunday

9 things you absolutely need to know by 9am.