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Mitie Charity & Awards Night

August 12th, 2022

A huge thank you to the Management and Staff in Mitie who held a Charity and Awards Night in April in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin.


Last Man Standing

August 9th, 2022

Fr O’Neills player’s Liam O’Driscoll & Paudie McMahon who are members of the Player’s Development Committee and ran a hugely successful ‘Last Man Standing Competition.’ (more…)


August 5th, 2022

HAVE YOUR SAY and take a few minutes to complete our survey. Tell us about your personal access to services and support for your neurological condition. (more…)

Cooleragh Men’s Shed

August 2nd, 2022

“Stick on the kettle, get the biscuits out and we all have a cup of tea”


June is Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month and every year all over Ireland homes and businesses of all sizes put the kettle on to do something really special to raise much needed funds for families living with Motor Neurone Disease and that is exactly what the Cooleragh Men’s Shed Club recently done. (more…)

100K in August

July 27th, 2022

Hello, My name is Orlagh Reynolds and I am a Director at Hays Recruitment, wife to Fraser and
mother to Oonagh. Today I want to share a personal story, on the 24th of May 2022 my world
fell apart as I sat holding my husbands hand while a neurologist told us that Fraser had MND
( Motor Neurone Disease) and as there is no cure, his life expectancy was 2 to 5 years! These
things you always think happen to other people, but now this nightmare came knocking on
our door.


Public Consultation on Homecare Matters

July 25th, 2022

Give your say on Homecare Matters in Ireland

There has been some progress on the regulation of home care in Ireland, with the opening of the Departments of Health’s public consultation on draft regulations for providers of home support services. (more…)

Healing Whispers Photo Book raises €11,640 for the IMNDA!

July 20th, 2022

The IMNDA were truly honoured to be handed a cheque for €11,640 from the proceeds of a beautiful Photography book called ‘Healing Whispers’ produced in memory of a very special lady and budding amateur photographer – Aine Purcell – who sadly passed away from MND in May 2021. This gorgeous book was the brainchild of Liz Phelan and a real team effort alongside Lisa Doyle and Niamh Ryan. The book includes many of Aine’s photos as well as photos taken by Lisa, affirmations by Liz  and graphic design done by Niamh. (more…)

Thomas Doonan gets Bawnboy Moving in March and raises over €43,000 for the IMNDA!!

July 18th, 2022

The IMNDA is absolutely blown away by the funds raised over the last few months in Bawnboy, Co Cavan. Events, including a walk on Slieve Rushen, a 5km walk in Bawnboy, matches in Templeport and Bawnboy, cake sales, golf competitions and others, were held to raise money for the charity, all thanks to driving force Thomas Doonan. Thomas was diagnosed with MND in October 2020 and is extremely touched by the generosity of his wonderful local community. (more…)

Living Well Building Better Caregivers 2022

July 14th, 2022

‘Living Well Building Better Caregivers’ is a six week course that provides caregivers with the necessary skills to build confidence and manage caregiving tasks and maintain a fulfilling life. (more…)

2022 World Brain Day

July 12th, 2022

World Brain Day takes place on 22nd July  and the theme this year is ‘Brain Health for All’


Awareness: Brain health is vital for mental, social and physical wellbeing

Advocacy: Global efforts are required for optimal brain health

Education: Education for all is key for brain health

Access: Equitable access to resources, treatment and rehabilitation is essential for brain health