One of Epilepsy Ireland's key objectives is to undertake, encourage and fund research into all aspects of epilepsy. Epilepsy mortality has been identified as a key area where high calibre research is urgently needed worldwide and even within Ireland, there are researchers with the interest and expertise to conduct this much needed research.
Epilepsy Ireland has partnered with UK charity SUDEP Action to set up the Epilepsy Deaths Register for Ireland. The Register was launched in 2015 and is based on the UK Epilepsy Deaths register, sharing much of the same infrastructure and personnel. The Register provides:
- a single-point for reporting deaths in Ireland
- reports on information provided
- support for anyone wishing to help research into SUDEP and epilepsy deaths
- coordination of involvement in research.
The Register has been made possible thanks to funding raised by the friends and family of Alan Gallagher, who died from SUDEP in 2009. You can find our more by visiting the Irish Epilepsy Death Register website.