There's been widespread welcome for the announcement that the ground-breaking drugs Orkambi and Kalydeco will be provided for Cystic Fibrosis patients from May 1st.
It will mean a far better quality of life for around 600 people who suffer from CF.
The Health Service Executive and manufacturers Vertex have reached agreement in principle which needs to be signed off by lawyers on both ends.
Health Minister Simon Harris says it's positive news for CF patients.
Meanwhile a minute's silence will be held outside the Dáil at lunchtime today for those who have lost their lives to Cystic Fibrosis.
CF patient Jillian McNulty has been campaigning for the life-changing drugs for years but regrets that it comes too late for those who have already died.
She said: "Obviously this is a very bitter sweet time for families that have lost people with CF. I can imagine how they are feeling today knowing that the drug is here and it's too late for their kids or sister or brother, so we'll have a minutes silence."