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ILMI online memorial to James Brosnan, Dr. John Roche and Hubert McCormack

We wish to share an invitation from Independent Living Movement Ireland to disabled people. As Long As We Remember, They Live With Us: Wednesday 6th April 7:30pm A Memorial to James Brosnan, Dr. John Roche and Hubert McCormack In a relatively short space of time, the Independent Living Movement has lost three members, mentors, comrades, […]


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.


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.

MDI marks #CareDay22

MDI is delighted to mark #CareDay22, a global celebration (and the world’s largest celebration) of the rights of children and young people with experience of care. It takes place on Friday 18 February and is the 7th annual Care Day! This year’s theme, “It takes a village”, focuses on how different people in communities can […]


Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) has welcomed the recent publication of the National Housing Strategy for Disabled People 2022-2027. Disabled people, like others in Ireland, have been living with a housing crisis for years – with thousands waiting on housing lists, unable to afford to adapt their homes or inappropriately housed. This policy was urgently […]

Virtual conference led by and aimed at students with disabilities

AHEAD and the Union of Students in Ireland are happy to present the Power of Disability Conference 2022, taking place January 20th and 21st. 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 […]

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