Thank you to the family of Linda Fitzpatrick for their generous donation

The family and friends of the late, Linda Fitzpatrick, have marked her life by completing a sponsored kayaking river journey, with all proceeds donated to the ISF. On the August bank holiday weekend, four novice kayakers, Fitzpatrick Beere Byrne and Quinlan (FBBQ) Kayaking Team, undertook a 3-day sponsored kayak from Laois to Wexford to honour […]

SunSmart video series encourages everyone to enjoy the sun safely

ISF, NCCP, ULHG and Healthy Ireland SunSmart launch video series to increase awareness and adoption of skin cancer preventative behaviours to help reduce the risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer in Ireland The ISF and Dr Sinead Field, Consultant Dermatologist at University Hospital Limerick, in association with HSE’s National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP), […]

Seasonal UV Changes and Protecting Our Skin

Knowing a little bit about Earth’s relationship with the Sun allows us to understand how the intensity of the Sun’s rays can change during the year, and the importance of protecting our skin. What causes the change in seasons? Earth revolves around the Sun, taking a year to complete one orbit. But as it does […]

Update on Dupilumab: HSE Management Supports Reimbursement

Less than a month from the last major development, Dupilumab receives green light for funding In a statement to the ISF and healthcare professionals this afternoon, the HSE notified patients that the Executive Management Team has supported reimbursement of Dupilumab under High Tech (Drugs Scheme) Arrangements. Availability of the new ‘first-in-class’ treatment will be “subject to […]

Call for Access to Game-Changing Eczema Treatment on RTÉ’s Ray D’Arcy Show

Listen to the full interview   Ray D’Arcy interviewed Paul Herriott, ISF Board Member, who has lived with eczema since childhood and Prof Alan Irvine, Consultant Dermatologist at St James’ Hospital and Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin about the urgent need for access in Ireland to first-in-class drug (dupilumab), which has been available to patients elsewhere […]

The ISF puts your skin in perspective at the Ploughing!

The National Ploughing Championships, Europe’s largest outdoor event, chose the sunny south-east as the location for this year’s event which took place on 17th-19th September in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co. Carlow. The county lived up to its reputation, offering blue skies and sunshine for the entire 3-day event, bringing record-breaking attendance figures of 297,000 people, all […]

Thank you to all who answered the “Living with Atopic Eczema” survey

We want to thank everyone who participated in the “Living with Atopic Eczema & Eczema in Ireland” which we ran from September 2018 to March 2019; we had over 450 responses which was a tremendous level of engagement. In the coming months we will be writing up our findings and hope to publish them in the […]

Research Study: Eczema or Psoriasis

Do you have eczema, psoriasis or “normal” skin?   UCD Clinical Research Centre is conducting a research study on eczema/atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and comparing both with normal skin to gain more understanding on the mechanism of skin disease. If you are interested in being part of this study, please call Kate Lynam-Loane UCD CRC, Dermatology Research […]

SIVUH announces Dermatology Conference 2019

  South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital (SIVUH), Cork City, has announced an exciting line-up for its Dermatology Conference, Wednesday 9 January 2019. For booking information please contact Julianne O’Callaghan, Senior Library Assistant: Outline of Conference Speakers & Topics: Welcome: Ms Ruth Lernihan, Director of Nursing Psychological Impact of Skin Disease: Dr Lisa Roche, SPR, […]

A ‘Thank you’ to Bernie and Peter Rice, and The Melanoma Trust

The Irish Skin Foundation (ISF) would like to extend a big thank you to Bernie and Peter Rice with the help of the Parent’s Association of Scoil Riada, Kilcock, Co Kildare for their generous donation to the ISF.  The ISF will ensure both donations are used to support the Protect & Inspect skin cancer awareness campaign. […]