Transport Service


Our Dublin transport service is currently operating Monday to Friday throughout the year. However, due to matters such as Prior Bookings, Vehicle testing/maintenance, Vehicle loans,  staff training & development, availability across certain time periods is reduced. The list below are dates that the service is curtailed (This may be subject to change).  Please don’t hesitate to contact the transport service to confirm and seek alternative dates and service.


MDI Dublin Transport Service.

Dear MDI Community,

We are excited to announce that the MDI Dublin – Leinster transport service is being refocused to prioritize medical and clinical appointments in Dublin hospitals. Our Fleet Co-Ordinator and clinical liaison officer are working closely to ensure that we get maximum use of the transport for service users attending appointments.

Our transport service is available to service users attending medical and clinical appointments from their homes in Dublin-Leinster. Additionally, we offer transport from various rail and bus stations in Dublin for passengers who are attending appointments from outside the Leinster area. We understand the importance of these appointments and want to make sure that our service users have access to reliable transportation.

To book transport for medical and clinical appointments, please contact our fleet coordinator Darren Lyons at +353 086 389 9262 or email We understand that this service is crucial for many individuals, and we are committed to providing the best possible service.

However, we want to inform you that we currently only have one vehicle and driver available to cover this service. We understand that this may cause inconvenience to some of our users, and we are working on finding a solution to this issue. We will keep you updated on any changes or improvements to our transport service.

We want to thank you for your continued support of MDI and our mission to provide the best possible services for individuals with muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular conditions.

We also want to take this opportunity to invite inquiries about transport for social, educational, employment, and independent living purposes. By reaching out to us, you can help inform us about the demand and needs of our service users. We understand that transportation is a vital component of independent living, and we are committed to ensuring that our service users have access to safe and reliable transportation options.

If you have any questions or would like to inquire about our transport services, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always here to help and support you.

Thank you for your continued trust and support of MDI

Best regards,

MDI Team

How to access the Transport Service

For queries regarding MDI’s Transport Service contact our fleet coordinator Darren Lyons at +353 086 389 9262 or email

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