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Irish neurology nurses call for more investment


“IMNDA Nurse, Maire Hayes has been instrumental in co-founding the Irish Neurology Nursing Forum (INNF). Maire will represent the IMNDA nurses, calling for better resources, more funding for education in this speciality, healthcare provision and support for patients and their families living with MND. I look forward to supporting Maire and the INNF in achieving their goals for the wider community of people living with neurological conditions.”

Naomi Fitzgibbon, Director of Nursing, IMNDA.



Suckin Diesel Tractor Run 2022

Thanks so much to everyone who helped organise, participated in and donated towards the Suckin’ Diesel Tractor Run 2022 in Cooley, Co Louth where a total of 202 Tractors took part. (more…)

Patients Deserve Better Campaign 2023

Patients Deserve Better Campaign is a nationwide campaign led by the Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI) in collaboration with 22 neurological charities. The campaign is calling for a community neuro-rehabilitation team to be established in each of the 9 community health organisations around the country. (more…)

TU Dublin Student’s Union Charity Partnership

From all at the IMNDA, we would like to extend a massive thank you to Ian Kelly and all the students in the Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) Students’ Union for selecting us to be their charity partner. Wishing Ian and all in TU Dublin the very best of luck this year with their fundraising. Ian wrote a very powerful article on why to raise and give for his fellow students and we want to share his powerful words. (more…)

Andy McGovern turns 90!

“I feel blessed”

“Ninety years on this earth is a blessing that I treasure and appreciate deeply. Daily I rise with the morning sun. I never fail to admire the beauty of the scene before my eyes as I look out of my kitchen window overlooking the beautiful village of Cloone.  I can see, from the landscape, Cavan,  Fermanagh, Sligo, Roscommon, Leitrim, and Longford. (more…)

Dance Fundraiser in Tipp

Mary Lynch and friends organised a Dance Fundraiser in Scouts Hall, Nenagh Co Tipp on 19th November 2022 and raised the wonderful sum of €3,585. (more…)

Dublin Motorcycle Touring Club – Shankill

Jim McGrath along with all the members of the Dublin Motorcycle Touring Club (Shankill) chose Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) as their charity partner for 2022 undertaking a variety of events throughout the year. (more…)

Mark Dignam – My Journey with MND

It all started so simply.  A European city break, good food, long walks and beautiful scenery. On the second day I developed a slight limp in my left leg and cursed the cheap shoes I choose to bring with me. I thought nothing of it and only complained at the end of each day.  If I could only have known what was in store for me, I might have done things differently; but such is life and such is the impatient nature of our modern human existence.  Over the next two years I fought a losing battle with my left leg, cursing it ever more frequently and wondering why it wasn’t getting any better despite elasticated supports and shoe insoles, amongst other things. (more…)

Marilyn’s Story

Hi, my name is Marilyn O’Connor and I live in Cavan. I am an author of several books and film scripts, and I also wrote and directed two award-winning short films. I was a public speaker on domestic violence and for years I trained on Gardai Siochana on domestic abuse awareness from a victim’s perspective. I am a mother of 4 children and a grandmother of 2 beautiful children. (more…)