World Lung Day Top 5 Tips for Healthy Lungs

Quit Smoking

Get Vaccinated

Breathe Clean Air

Be Active

Eat Well

The Irish Lung Health Alliance is a group of Irish charities that have joined forces to promote healthy lungs with four simple messages:

  • Lung disease can affect anyone regardless of age, health status and walk of life
  • Symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough and wheeze are not normal and should be checked with your GP
  • Lung disease is treatable – the earlier you treat the better.
  • Keep lungs healthy - don't smoke and stay active

This website provides information on common lung conditions and contact details for a number of organisations that provide patient support and further information. If you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough or wheeze you should have them checked with your GP - an early diagnosis can make all difference.

One in five deaths in Ireland is caused by lung disease. It is the most common reason to visit a GP and the third most common reason for acute hospital admission.

Lovin Our Lungs Movie Competition

Repro Free: 26/05/2016 Dr Ronnie Delany, Olympic Gold Medallist and RTÉ Two's Two Tube’s Stephen Byrne and Bláthnaid Treacy are pictured with Lovin' Our Lungs Ambassador Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, and House of Swag Dance School, Swords, starring Jacob Keogh, Bryana Cavanagh, Jessica Mongey, Nathan Brogan and Nikoletta Szauter winners of the Lovin' our Lungs Movie Awards, an initiative of the Irish Lung Health Alliance, a coalition of 17 charities, which saw teenagers submit 90-second mini-movies to profile the importance of lung health for a full and active life. Lung disease is the most common health condition in young adults aged 18 to 24 years and the awards highlighted three steps to keep lungs strong and healthy—not smoking, exercising for 30 minutes most days, and eating a healthy diet. The winning entry can be viewed at www.lovinourlungs.ie and is being televised on RTÉ Two's Two Tube. The Awards are organised in partnership with Foróige and this initiative is supported by GSK. Picture Andres Poveda
Winners of the Lovin Our Lungs Movie Competition  - House of Swag Dance School - pictured with Irish Lung Health Alliance Ambassadors Dr Ronnie Delany and Ferdia Walsh-Peelo with RTÉ Two's Two Tube’s Stephen Byrne and Bláthnaid Treacy. More

Lung Health Alliance


In advance of General Election 2016 the Irish Lung Health Alliance outlined its priorities for Lung Health. More

Lung Conditions


For a full listing of lung conditions and  links to helpful information on the different types of lung conditions. More



A group of Irish charities have teamed up with Olympic Champion Dr Ronnie Delany to promote healthy lungs by highlighting symptoms of lung disease and the importance of early intervention. More