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.

Taoiseach agrees that access to Free Travel for people with epilepsy is a "fair point"

Speaking in the Dáil yesterday, Taoiseach Micheál Martin agreed that calls for free travel for people with epilepsy who are prevented from driving as a result of their condition is a “fair point”.

The Taoiseach was responding to a question put forward by Deputy Aidrias Moynihan about this longstanding issue for people with epilepsy.

You can watch Deputy Moynihan’s question and the Taoiseach’s response in the video below.

Would you like to learn more about epilepsy & climate change?

With a major global conference currently taking place on the challenges presented by climate change, there is a renewed focus on the issues we are all facing because of our planet’s temperature’s rising.

However, many people might not have considered the impact climate change might have on epilepsy. While both topics may appear to be opposites in nature, a very exciting global conference is due to take place later this month which is investigating this very topic.

National PPI Network launched!

The National PPI Network has officially been launched!

PPI stands for ‘Patient and Public Involvement’ and over the next 5 years, the aim of the National PPI Network is to foster an environment where health research and general research is carried out "withpatients and the public rather than being 'about' or 'for' them.