Good luck in European Powerchair Football Association Home Nations Cup!

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland will be well represented this weekend in the European Powerchair Football Association (EPFA) Home Nations Cup when the Ireland development squad take on the development squads of Northern Ireland, England and Scotland in Newtownards at the Ards Blair Mayne Leisure Centre on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd  April. With six MDI members […]


We wish to let you know that it is time to renew membership with Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. If you wish to renew, we kindly ask that you do so by 30 April. Annual membership is €15. You can find out more and renew here.

COVID-19 vaccine booster for 12 to 15-year-olds

All children aged 12 to 15 are being offered a COVID-19 vaccine booster. The protection that your child has from their initial COVID-19 vaccines may weaken over time. Their booster dose should give them better protection and reduce their chances of getting seriously ill. It is especially important for children with high risk health conditions, […]

Treatment for people at the highest risk from COVID-19: HSE update

A new medicine is available to treat people with COVID-19 (coronavirus) who are at the highest risk of becoming seriously ill. Sotrovimab is also known by the brand name Xevudy. It is the first type of COVID-19 medicine available in Ireland. You’ll be told by your doctor or consultant if this medicine is for you. Other COVID-19 […]

Anam Cara support group for bereaved parents

Anam Cara provides information, resources and bereavement support after the death of a child of any age and through all circumstances to all bereaved parents. They will host a very special online group on a monthly basis, starting on Tuesday 15th March at 7pm. The group is specifically for parents living with no surviving children. […]


It’s hard to find the words sometimes. To know what to say, or how, or when to say it. We had Hubert for that. To liven up the party with story or a song. To take it long into the night, past the “fear” but never the fun. We had Hubert for that. To say […]

Announcement – Hubert McCormack RIP

It is with immense sadness and regret that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved colleague, Hubert McCormack. MDI express our heartfelt sympathy to Hubert’s mother Rosie, his sister Marell, extended family, and all his friends, PAs and colleagues. Funeral details can be viewed here. Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann. We shall not see his like again.

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