Blog Articles, tagged with: Multiplesclerosis

Could salt worsen MS?

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An article appeared in the Irish Independent yesterday which suggested that people with multiple sclerosis may see a worsening of symptoms if their intake of salt is high. The article says that according to the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, researchers assessed the blood and ...

Published by MS Ireland on Monday October 20 2014 12:31 PM

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Sativex Update

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Sativex not cost-effective The National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics (NCPE), which assesses the potential benefits and costs of new medicines, is once again in the spotlight following their ruling that Sativex is not cost-effective at the price quoted by its manufacturer, Almirall. This means th...

Published by MS Ireland on Thursday October 09 2014 10:29 AM

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Anonymous MS Story

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Article appears on The Journal An interesting article has popped up on The Journal this morning, written annonymously by a woman with MS. We think it's an interesting read and like anything in life, your decision to make your condition public is yours and yours alone. As the author says outright...

Published by MS Ireland on Wednesday October 08 2014 01:06 PM

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Call for Budget 2015 fairness

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Government urged to think of families in crisis As a member of both the Disability Federation of Ireland and Care Alliance, we strongly support their joint call (with several other organisations) for funding for services to be restored before any new tax cuts are introduced in Budget 2015. The ...

Published by MS Ireland on Wednesday September 24 2014 10:07 AM

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Cuts to funding

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Disability organisations speak out against cuts Each of the 26 disability organisations - including MS Ireland - who applied for the Scheme to Support National Organisations (SSNO) have had their funding denied. The annual Department of the Environment scheme provides essential funding...

Published by MS Ireland on Monday July 14 2014 11:12 AM

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Survey Results: Medical Cards

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Thank you to everyone who filled out our recent survey and shared their views on medical cards. We are delighted to say that over 850 people participated in the survey. Your experiences and comments helped shape our submission to the HSE on 30th June. Here is a snapshot of findings: 71% o...

Published by MS Ireland on Monday July 07 2014 12:32 PM

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Report: Living with MS Conference, Cork

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On World MS Day 28th May 2014 MS Ireland hosted a one day conference, Living with MS, In Cork. Dr. Brian Sweeney, Consultant Neurologist Cork Universtiy Hospital, was the opening speaker. He bemoaned the fact that even if 12 more neurologists were appointed by the HSE the ratio would only be 1:1...

Published by Declan Groeger on Saturday June 14 2014 02:00 PM

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One Day Wish...

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On World MS Day share YOUR wish... We all have ‘One day…’ moments, whoever we are and whatever our walk of life. They are the things we want to do, discover and achieve - our hopes, aspirations and triumphs.  MS Ireland would be delighted if you would share your ‘O...

Published by MS Ireland on Saturday May 24 2014 10:00 AM

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As long as my brain still brains...

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I have known that something was up in the old noggin department for a few years. That sinking feeling when I forget a word I KNOW I know. When the check-out at Aldi is too much for me to keep up with. When I can’t help a nine year old with her Maths….. The best way I can describe it ...

Published by Joan Jordan on Monday March 10 2014 11:00 AM

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TV3 Ireland AM

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Focus on Multiple Sclerosis Did you catch this morning's edition of Ireland AM on TV3? If not don't worry, you can catch up now. Joe McCaul (26) was on the show alongside our very own South Dublin and Kildare Regional Coordinator Roseanna Duke. The pair spoke with Mark Cagney and Sinéad ...

Published by MS Ireland on Tuesday February 25 2014 11:15 AM

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