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Epilepsy Ireland to meet with Minister regarding access to Free Travel next week.

Epilepsy Ireland will be meeting with Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys TD, this coming Tuesday to discuss access to the Free Travel scheme for people with epilepsy.

We very much welcome the Minister meeting with us on this most important issue and we look forward to highlighting the need for amendments to be made to the Free Travel Scheme to improve access to the scheme for people with epilepsy.

Study highlights issue of stigma associated with epilepsy

A new study focusing on stigma and epilepsy has recently been published in leading epilepsy medical journal, Epilepsia.

The study was conducted by the International League Against Epilepsy’s task force on stigma. For their research, the study’s authors reviewed published studies from between 1985 and 2019 on epilepsy & stigma from 13 global research databases.

Attorney – General confirms deliberate online attacks on people with photosensitive epilepsy are a criminal offence.

Over the past year, Epilepsy Ireland has been closely following developments on the progression of the proposed Online Safety & Media Regulation Bill.

The Bill aims to protect people online by providing a series of definitions around what would be harmful online content and to make the sharing of such content illegal under Irish law.

Patients Deserve Better campaign rolls into Waterford.

The New Year will see the continuation of the Patients Deserve Better campaign.

The campaign was launched in 2021 and is being coordinated by our colleagues in the Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI) and Epilepsy Ireland are proud to support the campaign.

The campaign has been highlighting the overall shortage of neurology nurses – covering all conditions including epilepsy – across Ireland.