Job Opportunity – Project Officer

Project Officer Three-month specified-purpose contract. Job Description About MDI: Muscular Dystrophy Ireland (MDI) is a voluntary organisation that provides support to people with neuromuscular conditions and their families. Muscular Dystrophy Ireland envisages an Ireland that enables people with neuromuscular conditions to fully participate in society and reach their full potential. Our mission: Our mission is […]

We are hiring!

We are currently recruiting for the following positions. Closing date: Friday 23 September 2022. For more information, simply click on the job titles below: Fund Raising Lead (full-time, permanent) Counselling Supports National Lead  (one-year fixed term contract with a possibility of renewal) Quality Lead  (part-time, one-year fixed term contract with a possibility of renewal) General […]

PA Job Vacancies

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland are hiring Personal Assistants and Home Care Workers Gain experience and get paid Flexible hours   Summer camp/holiday hours Training provided Contact Ewa on (01) 6236414 / 086 6043365 or email for an application pack For more information see: PA-Poster Recruitment-022022


The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has partnered with AHEAD to recruit a graduate with a disability for one ring-fenced role on the NTMA Graduate Programme commencing in September 2022. The programme is open to graduates with degrees in Accountancy/ Commerce/Finance/Economics or a related discipline. The closing date for applications is Monday 24 January 2022 at 12pm. […]

Job Vacancy – Research Officer

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland is seeking applications for the role of Research Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for meeting a key objective of MDI’s 2020-2022 strategy – the establishment of a patient registry for people in Ireland with neuromuscular conditions. Other priorities include supporting research to deepen understanding of neuromuscular conditions and quality of […]

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