Paul Mescal’s mam Dearbhla announces cancer is in remission


Dearbhla Mescal, mother of actor Paul Mescal and singer Nell Mescal, has shared some good news about her cancer diagnosis.

She was first diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer that forms in white blood cells, in 2022.

The retired Garda confirmed that she is now in remission.

What great news!

She shared a video as she revealed the good news on social media.

She captioned the post: “I AM IN REMISSION!!! I am Blessed. Yes I will continue to take tablets, have blood tests but I am Dearbhla, just Dearbhla not Dearbhla with Cancer & I am lucky, joyous & feeling very, very excited about where my life will take me & oh the places I will go..

“Gratitude does not encompass all I feel for Dr Patrick Hayden & his teams at The Beacon & St James’. To be cared for as I was in Unit 6 & The Berkitt wards was something to behold.

“The love of my children, my husband, my family & dearest friends, the audience of you, the prayers of so many, the vibes sent out to the universe carried me through the hard times & lifted me when I truly felt done in. My cup runneth over & my heart will forever hold yours. Thank you … now guys what’s next ???”


Her daughter, Nell, shared a love heart in the comments.

Miriam O’Callaghan wrote: “That’s just so wonderful- thrilled for you Dearbhla and for all your family.”

While Maia Dunphy commented: “Oh Dearbhla!! This is wonderful news!”

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