And the winners are....!!

Epilepsy Ireland held our annual raffle on Friday 19th November, and we would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter and help us raise vital funds for our journey towards a society where no person’s life is limited by epilepsy.

Over €14k was raised in support of our work via our raffle – a phenomenal amount during what continues to be difficult times financially for so many.

All our winners have now been notified and they are as follows:

Minister commits to meeting Epilepsy Ireland regarding access to Free Travel

The Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys TD, has committed to meeting Epilepsy Ireland to further discuss our proposals around access to Free Travel Passes for people with epilepsy.

The Minister confirmed her intention to meet with us when being questioned in the Dáil yesterday on the ongoing campaign by Deputies Aindrias Moyihan & Jennifer Carroll MacNeill.

You can watch the full Dáil debate below:

In Memoriam: Bernard Hughes

Everyone at Epilepsy Ireland is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Bernard Hughes of Togher, Co. Cork.

Bernard was the face of Epilepsy Ireland (then Brainwave) in Cork for over 30 years. For the people of Cork, before there were Community Resource Officers, there was Bernard.

November is MyLegacy Month.

November marks MyLegacy month and this year the campaign is being fronted by celebrity gardener, Diarmuid Gavin.

The campaign is run by the umbrella group My Legacy, which is made up of 80 Irish charities – including Epilepsy Ireland - working together to raise awareness of the importance of legacy giving and the impact this can have for organisations across the Country.

Can you help Clara and the PENNI research team with their study on outcomes of childhood epilepsy?

If you are a person who developed epilepsy in childhood – or are a sibling of a person who developed epilepsy in childhood - a new study being conducted by the PENNI research team wants to hear from you (PENNI - Project on educational and neuropsychological outcomes of children with neurological disorders in Ireland).

Epilepsy Ireland receive six research proposals under latest funding call.

Epilepsy Ireland recently closed the application process for our 8th Research call.

Six proposals have been received from researchers across Ireland which focus on areas of research prioritised by Epilepsy Ireland and our service users. These priorities included SUDEP & mortality; cannabinoids in epilepsy; epilepsy in women; psychosocial aspects of epilepsy and genetic & molecular mechanisms of epilepsy.