The popular online newspaper TheJournal.ie published an excellent article on Alpha-1 last Sunday evening (January 19th). To date the article has attracted over 28,000 views. As well as excellent interviews with Professor McElvaney and Alpha-1 patient Josephine McGuirk, the piece also highlights the underdiagnosis of Alpha-1 and will hopefully help raise awareness nationally. Click here to read this article.

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The HSE's QUIT campaign launched a new TV advert at the beginning of the new year, featuring an emotive message from Gerry Collins from Greystones in Co. Wicklow, who has terminal lung cancer caused by smoking.

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The Irish Lung Health Alliance recently hosted a series of public lectures around the theme of ‘maximising lung health’. The lectures which took place in the Mansion House Dublin on 5th November 2013 can now be viewed on www.lunghealth.ie.

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The Irish Independent published an interview with Alpha-1 patient Stephen Smith on the 2nd of January. After seven unsuccessful calls Stephen finally received a successful double lung transplant in the Mater Hospital, Dublin in November 2013.

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The Huffington Post in the US interviewed the US Alpha-1 Foundation president & CEO John Walsh as well as Richard Johnson, a finalist for the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award, about Alpha-1 and Richards's campaign to win this prestigious humanitarian this week (November 19th). 

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