11-02-2014 | Epilepsy in the media – European Epilepsy Day

11 February 2014
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February 10th was European Epilepsy Day and what a hugely successful day it turned out to be for epilepsy awareness! Below are a list of features from national newspapers, TV and radio throughout the day, all highlighting different aspects of epilepsy. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped raise awareness by telling their stories.


TV3 – Ireland AM
Interview with Katie Nolan, from Longford and Prof. Norman Delanty
Click here to view on 3Player

RTE 1 - Six One News
Will Goodbody reports on Irish epilepsy research leading the way in discovering new and better treatments for epilepsy.
Click here to watch


Radio 1 - Morning Ireland
Aisling Kenny reports on Epilepsy Ireland's new survey findings and talks to Cathy Grieve, Karen & Sean Delaney, Padraig Vallely, Geraldine Dunne (Epilepsy Ireland) and Dr Colin Doherty.
Click here to listen

2FM – Ryan Tubridy Show (Rick O'Shea)
Epilepsy Ireland Patron Rick O'Shea discusses European Epilepsy Day with Joe Schmidt, Ireland rugby head coach.
Click here to listen

Newstalk – Pat Kenny Show
Tracey Stringer, mother of twins with epilepsy and Dr. Amre Shahwan join Pat in studio to talk about life with epilepsy.
Click here to listen


Sunday Independent
Galway's Lorraine Lally talks to Joy Orpen about her epilepsy
Click here to read

Irish Independent
Rachel Lynch from Clare tells Kathy Donaghy how she lives with and manages her epilepsy
Click here to read
Debunking some epilepsy myths – Click here to read

Irish Times
Pamela Duncan writes about Epilepsy Ireland's research findings on seizure first-aid
Click here to read

The Herald
Fiona Dillon reports on the TEAM campaign and the first-aid survey results
Click here to read

Irish Mirror
Mum Karen Delaney describes her progress after the terror of her son Sean's first seizure
Click here to read

Irish Sun
Katie Nolan discusses life with epilepsy with The Sun's Deirdre Reynolds
Click here to read (Subscription)

Michelle Hennessey writes about the TEAM campaign and the survey results
Click here to read and comment

The Star
Report on Epilepsy Ireland's new survey findings
[Link not available]

Daily Mail
Claire Nolan an Prof Norman Delanty highlight epilepsy in the Mail's Good Health magazine
[Link not available]

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