Published on Friday24thMarch2017

Taoiseach Enda Kenny shows his support for 30th Daffodil Day


Taoiseach Enda Kenny is pictured with Teresa Mannion and Lola (4) & Millie (6) Sunderland

The Irish Cancer Society is asking the Irish public to show their support for the 140,000 cancer patients, survivors and their families in every corner of Ireland.

Over the course of Daffodil Day, 150 people will receive a cancer diagnosis in Ireland, and over 40,000 people will hear the words ‘you have cancer’ by the end of 2017.

The society needs to raise over €3 million this year to continue to fund lifesaving research and to provide vital information, care and support services to help the growing number of cancer patients in Ireland.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said:

The Irish Cancer Society has been instrumental in the fight against Cancer and in providing support and information to cancer survivors and their families

Furthermore, over the 30 years that Daffodil Day has been running, the people of Ireland have assisted in raising a phenomenal amount – over €66 million – for cancer services and research.

To all of the supporters, survivors and volunteers around the country, I say a heartfelt well done. It is vital that organisations like the Irish Cancer Society continue to be a voice for cancer patients and survivors.

RTÉ's Teresa Mannion, who is a breast cancer survivor, said:

I will never forget hearing the news that I had Triple Negative Breast Cancer, one of the most aggressive forms of the disease.

I knew I was at risk due to my age, but still I was in shock that this could happen to me.

Hearing the words ‘you have cancer’ is very frightening, but thanks to advances made in cancer research more people are surviving cancer now than ever before.

Daffodil Day is our opportunity to continue the fight against cancer and to support those currently on their cancer journey. I for one will be proud to wear the Daffodil on March 24th.

The public can support Daffodil Day on 24 March by:

  • Buying a Daffodil pin from one of the volunteers
  • Tweet, Facebook or Instagram about #DaffodilDay
  • Make a donation by phone CallSave 1850 60 60 60
  • Donate at
  • Text Daff to 50300 to donate €4 now!

For more information on Daffodil Day visit their website here.