Submission to Joint Committee on Disability Matters

  Muscular Dystrophy Ireland is a signatory of a submission made ot the Joint Committee on Disability Matters which calls on the Government to give greater vaccine priority to patients with chronic and/or rare conditions, and to establish a direct line of communication between patient organisation leaders and the Department of Health. You can view […]

‘Vulnerable’ Customers’ Registers for users of energy and water

We wish to share information with you from Safeguarding Ireland about ‘Vulnerable’ Customers’ Registers which exist for users of energy and water. You may find it beneficial to register. MDI wishes to acknowledge that the Commission of Regulation of Utilities uses the term ‘vulnerable’ to refer solely to a person’s medical vulnerability. All energy and […]

MDI Members Upcoming Events

MDI are pleased to announce a number of upcoming events that maybe of interest to our members and their families over the next few weeks: MDI Adult Members Events: Murder Mystery Tuesday 2nd of February at 6:30pm via zoom hosted by our Youth Work Team and Celebs-Entertainment. To RSVP contact Sinead on 0863899285 or your […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Information from the HSE

  The HSE has recently issued new information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. Click the image or link below to read or download the information PDF Further information is available from the HSE website: COVID-19 Vaccine English  

2021 Citizens’ Jury Now Open for Applications!

2021 Citizens’ Jury Now Open for Applications! Dear Members, On Jan 7th, 2021, IPPOSI has launched a campaign to identify and recruit 25 members of the public, broadly representative of the Irish population, willing to step up as members of a Citizens’ Jury to deliberate on the matter of Access to Health Information. Health information can […]

Power of Disability Conference

The Union of Students in Ireland and AHEAD present the Power of Disability conference. About this Event The Union of Students in Ireland and AHEAD kindly supported by the Higher Education Authority invite you to the Power of Disability conference. This two day event will include discussions, presentations and feedback sessions encouraging students with disabilities to be leaders on their own campuses and provide information for students and Students’ Union officers on the issues facing […]

Making Inclusion a Reality

Invitation to online launch of exciting new project in South Dublin area: Making Inclusion a Reality You are invited to attend the launch of “Making Inclusion a Reality”, a project being delivered by Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) and South Dublin County Council (SDCC), funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC). “Making […]

BT Young Scientists create new prototype of leg splint for people with Charco-Marie-Tooth

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland would like to wish Limerick students, Lucy Noonan and Joanna Ryan, the very best in the BT Young Scientist competition with their project ‘Optimizing leg splint orthotics for individuals with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease’ (CMT). Their project is one of 550 to make it through to the first ever online version of the exhibition […]

1. Muscular Dystrophies

  • Becker muscular dystrophy
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Manifesting carrier of Duchenne
  • Congenital muscular dystrophy
  •     •  General
  •     •  MDC1A (merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy)
  •     •  Rigid spine syndrome (RSS)
  •     •  Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophies
  •     •  Bethlem myopathy
  • Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy
  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
  • Limb-girdle types of muscular dystrophy (LGMD)
  •     •  General
  •     •  LGMD 1B (also known as Laminopathy)
  •     •  LGMD 1C (also known as Caveolinopathy)
  •     •  LGMD 2A (also known as Calpainopathy)
  •     •  LGMD 2B (also known as Dysferlinopathy)
  •     •  LGMD 2I
  • Ocular myopathies including ocularopharangeal muscular dystrophy

2. Myotonic Disorders

  • Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Myotonia
  • Myotonic Dystrophy

3. Congenital Myopathies

  • Central Core Myopathy
  • Congenital Fibre-type Disproportion Myopathy
  • Minicore (Multicore) myopathy
  • Myotubular or Centronuclear myopathy
  • Nemaline myopathy

4. Mitochondrial Myopathies

  • Mitochondrial Myopathies

5. Metabolic Disorders

  • Metabolic disorders (general)
  • McArdle’s Disease
  • Pompe’s Disease

6. Periodic Paralyses

  • Periodic Paralyses

7. Autoimmune Myositis

  • Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis and Sarcoid myopathy
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Inclusion body myositis

8. Spinal Muscular Atrophies

  • Severe (Type I)
  • Intermediate (Type II)
  • Mild (Type III)
  • Adult spinal muscular atrophy

9. Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathies

  • (Also known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth or Peroneal muscular atrophy)

10. Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction

  • Congenital myasthenic syndromes
  • Myasthenia Gravis

11. Friedreich’s Ataxia

  • Friedreich’s Ataxia

12. Other (Please Specify)

13. Unspecified