Irish Skin Foundation-supporting people with skin conditions in Ireland
  • Sunbed Ban July 2014

    We are delighted to welcome the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar's confirmation of the ban on under-18s using sunbeds from Monday, 21 July.

  • Sun Smart Information

    Be sun smart this summer! Find out more information on ways to protect yourself from the sun, from our 'Top Tips' to interviews and lectures from the leading health care professionals in this area...

  • World Psoriasis Day resolution

    The resolution on psoriasis and World Psoriasis Day has been adopted by the WHO World Health Assembly. Thank you for your support.

  • Charles Institute UCD

    Find out more about our new home in the Charles Institute for Dermatology Research in UCD.

  • What you need to know about: Psoriasis

    The booklet has been prepared for people with psoriasis. As with most other diseases, the more you know about psoriasis, the more you can do about it.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support and provide information and help to all those affected by skin disease in Ireland.

News and Events

Flattering to deceive

'Flattering to deceive' is a fantastic article in the Medical Independent, where Dr Patrick Ormond, a Mohs Micrographic Surgeon at St James’s Hospital and Board member of the Irish Skin Foundation, talks about  'When is a ‘dermatologist’ not a dermatologist?' and explains why theres a need for tighter regulation by the Medical Council

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Varadkar confirms ban on under-18s using sunbeds

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has confirmed that people under 18 years of age will not be allowed to use sunbeds from Monday, 21 July.

“This is an essential step to protect children’s health and wellbeing and an important preventative measure in terms of skin cancer,” Minister Varadkar said.
“Skin cancer is the fastest growing cancer in Ireland. More than 850 new cases of melanoma are reported in Ireland each year, with 150 Irish people dying annually. 

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