Posts By: Robert

Statement on Salaries and Payments

After the recent media speculation surrounding salary top ups, the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) would like to clarify where the money donated to the IMNDA goes and to urge supporters to stick with us, especially for those Christmas donations which we depend on to fund our home care payments for 2014. Motor Neurone… Read More »

RTE’s Michael Lyster goes off the roof for Motor Neurone Disease

The Sunday Game Presenter Michael Lyster was joined in Croke Park by motor neurone disease (MND) sufferer Paul Lannon and friends sporting their county colours to encourage others from across Ireland to abseil 100ft off the Hogan Stand in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA). Paul who is 43 and from Co Kilkenny… Read More »

Press Release August 2013

Launch of the Food for Hope cookbook, featuring 60 recipes from Ireland’s top celebrities, in support of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association Gabriel Byrnes Chicken Tangine with Apricots, Aslan’s Irish with Beef in Guinness, Enda Kenny’s stir fried pork fillet and Maeve Binchy’s potato cakes and mackerel smokies, to name but a few, all on the Food… Read More »

Statement on Medical Cards – August 2013

Aisling Farrell, IMNDA CEO “Motor Neurone Disease is an incurable, terminal, degenerative, life limiting disease and is categorised as a neurological illness along with other conditions such as MS and Parkinson’s. Yet those with MND are not entitled to receive any type of medical card on this medical basis and having just been diagnosed with… Read More »

RTE Broadcaster Passes Away from MND

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) is greatly saddened by the news that RTE Broadcaster has passed away at the age of 61 from Motor Neurone Disease. The IMNDA wish to offer it’s condolences to Colm’s family, friends and relatives. Colm was a very brave and inspirational man and our thoughts are with his… Read More »

Darren O’Neill Joins the Fight against Motor Neurone Disease

Walk to D-Feet MND Irish Boxing Olympian and European Silver medallist, Darren O’Neill has joined the fight against motor neurone disease (MND). In Ireland, one person dies every five days from this devastating disease so join Darren and let’s take steps to D-Feet this. This summer, the IMNDA is hosting a ‘Walk to D-Feet MND’…. Read More »

“Drink Tea for MND” to mark MND Global Awareness Day: 21st June

Jimmy Magee RTE Sports Correspondent and Actor Mary McEvoy together with the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association are encouraging people to hold ‘tea events’ to mark MND Global Awareness Day which is on the 21st June. We are asking people to raise funds & awareness for people with Motor Neurone Disease by holding a tea… Read More »


“It’s amazing how adaptable we are when we have to be. It’s what separates us and defines us as human beings” A new film “I AM BREATHING” tells the true story of Neil Platt, a young 33 year old father from Yorkshire who found out he was dying from motor neurone disease (MND) just months… Read More »

Take Me Out for Charity!!

Are you single and looking for love? Well if so listen up! The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) is bringing Charity Take Me Out to Dublin with the hilarious ‘no holds barred’ Comedian Damian Clark of Republic of Telly fame as special guest MC. We are looking for fun loving girls & guys to… Read More »

Limerick Rose Looking for Love on Charity Take Me Out

The newly crowned Limerick Rose Chloe Heslin is looking for love. The vivacious Limerick lassie is taking part in Charity Take Me Out with the hilarious ‘no holds barred’ Comedian Damian Clark of Republic of Telly fame in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA). The event is taking place on Wednesday at… Read More »

Mary Maguire Memorial Walk in aid of Motor Neurone Disease

Sharon Maguire from Kilkee is organising a charity walk on Sunday 21st of April in memory of her mother Mary Maguire who sadly passed away from Motor Neurone Disease. Sharon hopes the 13K walk that departs from Kilkee Square at 2pm and finishes in Kilrush will raise vital funds that are much needed by the… Read More »

Life Savers

Irish Life Staff donates €140k to two Irish Charities Donations a welcome life-line in these challenging financial times Tuesday 29th January 2013:- The staff at Life Assurance Company Irish Life today gave a significant boost to the fundraising efforts of two Irish charities ‘Haiti Orphanage Project ESPWA (HOPE) Ltd and the ‘Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association’ with the presentation… Read More »