Press Releases

Get Iced like Daithí

#Ice Bucket Challenge Do it like Daithí!! The Ice Bucket Challenge has taken the world by storm and you can get involved too! Soak yourself in ice cold water to support people living with motor neurone disease. Hordes of celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Bill Gates, Oprah and Justin Bieber have gotten involved in this social… Read More »

The Unkindest Cut of All

The Unkindest Cut of All – Brian Carty, MND Client I read Fintan O’Toole’s article on Tues. July 15th and found myself in total agreement with its contents. This troubled me as usually upon reading his articles I am left in a state of apoplexy. Something had to be terribly wrong and so it proved…. Read More »

Kildare Footballers Launch Walk to D-Feet MND

Kildare Footballers Give the Boot to Motor Neurone Disease Walk to D-Feet MND Cathal McNally, Tommy Moolick and Fergal Conway are giving the boot to motor neurone disease (MND) as they join the Walk to D-Feet. In Ireland, one person dies every five days from this devastating disease so the why not lace on your… Read More »

Have Your Say on the Medical Card

Have your say on how medical need should be taken into account in the provision of medical cards The Government has decided to develop a policy framework for medical card eligibility to take account of medical conditions. The HSE has established an Expert Panel to examine the range of medical conditions that should be considered… Read More »

Jan & Paul’s Stories

“I hate the way Motor Neurone Disease is taking my life bit by bit,” Paul Lannon MND National Awareness Campaign In January, Paul Lannon and Jan Battles, both of whom have Motor Neurone Disease (MND) recorded Radio Adverts to raise awareness of this disease and to try draw people’s attention to the difficulties they face… Read More »

MND Medical Cards

The Right to a Medical Card “I hate the way Motor Neurone Disease is taking my life bit by bit,” Paul Lannon “At  this  stage  of my  existence  I have  nothing to lose, I intend  going  as  far  as  it takes to change this situation, even if it means chaining myself to the railing of… Read More »

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 »