Ireland is eating more, drinking more, and smoking more as we cope with unseen impacts of COVID-19 on Cancer Risk

Impact of poor lifestyle choices highlighted by the Marie Keating Foundation, as new campaign ‘Your Health: Your Choice’ is launched to encourage better habits to reduce our risk of future cancers New research shows 1 in 3 people have gained weight since the emergence of COVID-19, with one quarter of adults saying they have gained […]


Bernie Walsh, RIP

The Marie Keating Foundation is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Bernie Walsh. The impact of some losses is difficult to put into words, and losing Bernie is one of those occasions. It is hard to articulate just how amazing she was and how very much she will be missed. Bernie was someone […]



Job Alert: Two Part-Time Nurses Needed

The Marie Keating Foundation provides cancer information, awareness and support services free of charge to the general public throughout Ireland.  As part of its ongoing development the Foundation wishes to recruit two part-time nurses for our cancer awareness, support and survivorship services in community and online settings. We require a part-time Nurse for our Mobile […]




Free ‘Cough Checker’ Phone-Line Launched To Catch Lung Cancer Out

The Big Check Up! Broadcaster Maia Dunphy calls on people of Ireland to get worrying coughs checked as lung cancer may hide behind Covid-19 and flu this winter Marie Keating Foundation is concerned that lung cancer, Ireland’s biggest cancer killer, is being masked by COVID-19 and flu during the pandemic Despite early detection being crucial […]


New novel “Taking the Pi55 Out of Cancer” shares the realities of a prostate cancer journey with good humour and self-deprecation  

Cancer survivor Raymond Poole’s second novel ‘Taking the Pi55 Out of Cancer’ has been launched. Sharing the realities of a prostate cancer journey with ‘Roddy Doyle’ style humour, the novel gives insight into the ups and downs of a prostate cancer diagnosis and the lasting side-effects of treatment. As attention and resources remain tightly focussed […]


New BCAM campaign shows that Breast Cancer Isn’t Just Pink – It Is A Kaleidoscope Of Colour and Emotions

New Marie Keating Foundation campaign challenges the ‘colour of cancer’ and highlights stark reality of breast cancer amid Covid-19   1 in 10 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime with approximately 3,351 cases diagnosed in Ireland each year1 Foundation concerned that Covid-19 pandemic has led to significant fall in attendance at […]


RIP Deirdre Kelleher Dowling

We are deeply saddened to hear of Deidre’s passing and to have lost her from our Positive Living group. Deirdre was an inspirational woman, always caring with a great listening ear. She was so supportive, giving as much as she could to support women with Metastatic Breast cancer and her legacy will live on, we […]