Irish Thoracic Society Award for Outstanding Contribution to Respiratory Medicine

Professor Pat Finnegan pictured receiving the ITS Award for Outstanding Contribution to Respiratory Medicine with Prof JJ Gilmartin, Galway University Hospitals and Prof Anthony O’Regan, Presdent the Irish Thoracic Society Professor Pat Finnegan, Professor Emeritus, and previous Dean of Medicine at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG); and retired respiratory consultant at University College Hospital Galway […]






The ITS Welcomes Cabinet Approval of Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Legislation

The Irish Thoracic Society welcomes the government’s decision to approve the Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Legislation – paving the way for Ireland to become the first country in the EU to introduce this important public health measure. Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in Ireland, killing one in two of all users. 5,200 […]


World TB Day 2014

The Irish Thoracic Society (ITS) urges against complacency in the fight against Tuberculosis (TB) – a contagious but controllable disease that continues to pose significant public health challenges as Ireland sees a rise in cases of difficult to treat multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB. To mark World TB Day, Monday 24th March, the ITS has identified […]


Dr William D Linehan MD FRCPI – An Appreciation

Dr William D Linehan, who died on October 11th 2013, was a doctor of medicine who in the first stage of his career was involved in the fight against the scourge of tuberculosis and who later focused on the treatment of patients with asthma and other respiratory diseases. Born in 1926 in Singapore he was […]


Sufferers of chronic respiratory disease join calls for plain packaging legislation

Sufferers of smoking-related heart attack, lung cancer and chronic respiratory disease today (Thursday January 23rd) urged the Government to stand firm against the power of the global tobacco industry by passing planned new plain packaging legislation. Speaking in Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin before the start of public hearings at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and […]


ITS Call under the MRCG HRB Joint Funding Scheme 2014

The Irish Thoracic Society (ITS) is pleased to announce a call for research projects under the 2014 MRCG/HRB Joint Funding Scheme to the value of €100,000.00 over two years. This call is made possible thanks to the support of GlaxoSmithKline Ireland through an unrestricted research grant. We are inviting research proposals that support the Irish Thoracic […]