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Would you like to share your views with RTE on disability and the cost of living?

A journalist working in the RTÉ Newsroom is putting together some pre-budget coverage for their website and social media that will show people’s moods and views ahead of the budget with the cost of living crisis and energy hikes. They would really like to focus on the views of people with disabilities and carers – […]

AGM-2022

Muscular Dystrophy Ireland Annual General Meeting Saturday 24 September 2022 12.30pm Muscular Dystrophy of Ireland Company Limited by Guarantee will hold its 2022 Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) on Saturday, 24 September 2022 at 12.30pm at the registered office of the Company at 75 Lucan Road, Chapelizod, Dublin 20, D20 DR77 and, for members using Zoom […]

Safety notice – Medtronic MiniMed 600 and 700 series insulin pumps

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HRPA) has published a Safety Notice to raise awareness of a potential issue affecting the battery cap of all Medtronic MiniMed 600 and 700 series insulin pumps. The metal contact points of the battery cap may become loose or fall off, resulting in an incomplete battery connection and no power […]

Scholarships in end of life and bereavement care

Irish Hospice Foundation are offering four postgraduate scholarships to people working or volunteering in end of life or bereavement care for the 2022/2023 academic year. You can find information about eligibility criteria, conditions, and further details here. The closing date for applications is 10 August 2022.    

Michael and friends take on Four Peaks Challenge for MDI

We wish the very best of luck and send our heartfelt thanks to Michael Ward and his friends, Gary Byrne, and Michael McCormack, who will climb the highest peak in each of our four provinces this Saturday and Sunday in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. They will be joined by various family members at different […]

MDI member, Diana O’Donohue, receives Mayor’s Award for contribution to community

Our warmest congratulations go to MDI member, Diana O’Donohue, on receiving a Mayor’s Award for her contribution to the community. It is wonderful to see the recognition of all Diana’s work as a volunteer with Rush Tidy Towns. This has included project-managing the creation of truly magical murals in the town, most recently on all […]

RTE features ground-breaking gene therapy for SMA Type 1 in ‘Hospital Live’

You can hear about the wonderful impact of gene therapy, Zolgensma, for babies with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type 1 which has recently been used for the first time in Ireland – on RTE’s Hospital Live here.  (It starts 8.47 minutes in.) The programme features parents, David Ryan and Liz McMahon, as well as Dr Declan […]

Second booster vaccine available for over 65’s and those with a weakened immune system

People aged 65 years and over are now eligible for their second COVID-19 booster vaccine. Those with a weak immune system aged 12 and over can also get their second booster, when it is due. Those who are due their second COVID-19 booster vaccine can: Visit the following link for more information https://www2.hse.ie/screening-and-vaccinations/covid-19-vaccine/get-the-vaccine/covid-19-vaccine-booster-dose/ Book a […]

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