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Free tonight?

Will Keane writes:

With us all being confined to quarters and with the Irish Cancer Society having to cancel fundraising efforts I decided to do my bit to try and raise some money for a very worthy cause.

The fun kicks off at 8pm. I promise 80 questions, dingbats and really bad jokes.

Due to social isolation I can’t provide the cocktail sausages!

Kitchen Table Quiz For Daffodil Day (Facebook Live)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Luke O’Donnell and chief executive of the Irish Cancer Society Averil Power at the launch of Daffodil Day last year

This afternoon.

The Irish Cancer Society announced:

“The Irish Cancer Society has taken the decision today to cancel all Daffodil Day street collections and events that were scheduled for March 27th,” Averil Power, CEO has said today.

“We have made this decision to protect the health and wellbeing of our patients, volunteers and supporters.

“We also want to focus all our energies on providing cancer patients and their families with the information, advice and support they need at this time” Ms Power concluded.

Irish Cancer Society cancels Daffodil Day street collections and events (Irish Cancer Society)


This morning.

Dublin city centre

Volunteers Margaret Beere (left) and Nuala Gillick (right) are among thousands of volunteers around Ireland today selling daffodil pins and flowers on streets, in businesses, homes and shopping centres to raise funds for the irish Cancer Society’s free, nationwide care services for those with, and affected by, cancer in Ireland.

Irish Cancer Society

Leah Farrell/RollingNews



The largest human daffodil record returns to Ireland.

Laura writes:

“Pupils from St Finian’s National School in Newcastle, Co Dublin, fill the school yard as the largest human daffodil this afternoon to raise money for Cancer research as part of the nationwide Daffodil Day. The fundraiser was instigated by one of the pupils – Fiachra Mooney (5th class), whose mother Mary just got the all clear from Breast Cancer on Wednesday past.”

(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)