Press Releases

Irish Life raise €180,000 for the IMNDA

12th December 2018 – Irish Life has announced that its employees have raised a fantastic sum of €360,000 for two Irish charities, the largest amount ever donated in a single year by the company.

IMNDA to hire 4th nurse from funds raised by Fr Tony Coote

Campaign contributes €275,000 to charity helping people living with MND The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) has announced plans to hire a fourth nurse to help people living with motor neurone disease in Ireland using funds raised from Fr. Tony Coote’s inspirational Walk While You Can campaign.

The IMNDA is now Triple Locked!

Triple Locked Member of Charities Institute Ireland 2017 The IMNDA is delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Triple Lock Status for 2017. This has been bestowed on us as we demonstrated that our charity always upheld the highest standards in transparent reporting, good fundraising and governance.

Statement on behalf of the IMNDA on the death of Jimmy Magee

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) has reacted with great sadness to the death of our friend and patron, Jimmy Magee. Jimmy tirelessly supported the charity for well over a decade, following the untimely death of his son Paul from motor neurone disease.

Minister for Health announces Public Consultation on Home Care Services

Ministers Harris and Daly announce opening of a Public Consultation on Home Care Services Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, and Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly, TD, today announced the opening of a public consultation on home care services.  The consultation is being carried out in order to help… Read More »

National MND Awareness Campaign 2017

“I know I sound a bit drunk, but tea is the only thing I’ve been drinking” Rugby mad Michael Clancy to feature in awareness drive for IMNDA Fundraising to help 360 Irish people living with incurable Motor Neurone Disease

Ice Bucket Challenge Funds MND Breakthrough

Ice Bucket Challenge Funds MND Breakthrough Money raised from the global fundraising phenomenon “The Ice Bucket Challenge” has helped to make a significant breakthrough in identifying a key gene linked to Motor Neurone Disease.

IMNDA Strongly Condemns Actions of Console Founder

IMNDA Strongly Condemns Actions of Console Founder The IMNDA, its staff and board members would just like to reassure supporters and donors surrounding the recent stories that are surfacing regarding Console. The IMNDA strongly condemns the actions of its former CEO and board of directors. The IMNDA is shocked and appalled to hear how money… Read More »

Findings from first National Audit of Neurology Services in Ireland published today highlight widespread deficits

Findings from the first published audit of neurology services in Ireland, launched on Tuesday 15th February 2016, point to widespread deficits in neurology services across the country. The audit, based on reports from each of the eleven neurology centres nationwide was carried out in 2015 as part of a joint collaboration between the Neurological Alliance of… Read More »

Imagine You Couldn’t Say I Love You

Press Release 1st February 2016 Sometimes Silence Speaks Volumes Imagine an hour…a day….a week without speech. Imagine not being able to say ‘I love you’ this Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately that is the fate met by most people living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Join Paddy Butler to D-Feet MND

Join Kildare Man in His Fight to D-Feet Motor Neurone Disease Former soldier, Patrick Butler, from Newbridge in Co. Kildare was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in 2013. He is 55 years old. Patrick served 37 proud years in the Defence Forces. From once being a fit active man, Patrick now needs the help… Read More »

MND National Awareness Campaign

“Sometimes I think it is unfair that as well as dying young you have to waste away slowly,” Loretto Dempsey MND National Awareness Campaign Loretto Dempsey has Motor Neurone Disease (MND). In April she recorded Radio Adverts as part of a National Awareness initiative, kindly supported by SuperValu and Dublin Bus. The campaign aims to… Read More »