World Brain Day 2019

Today is World Brain Day 2019. This day highlights the need for Neurological care to be made a priority in Ireland and across the globe. You can show your support for the goals of the day by using the hashtag #WorldBrainDay on social media and by sharing your own goals through the hashtag #BrainLifeGoals.

Oireachtas Health Committee

Following on from Epilepsy Ireland's recent appearance before the Oireachtas Health Committee alongside our colleagues in the Disability Federation of Ireland and The Wheel, the full transcript and video from the committee is now available to view online.

Crumlin HQ Temporary Closure/Move

On Monday 29th July, our Head Office in Crumlin will be closed due to essential building maintenance. Works are expected to be completed by the 13th August.

However it will be business as usual for this period as Head Office staff will be working from the Terenure Enterprise Centre and you can continue to call us on 014557500, by emailing or by contacting us through our social media channels.

Family Fun Day 2019

Thank you to all the families who joined us for our annual family fun day at Dublin Zoo on Saturday.

We hope that you enjoyed the day as much as we enjoyed welcoming you there.

Giraffes were-no pun intended- head and shoulders above everything else when it came to the main attractions for the children in attendance on the day.

Free Travel Pass- Update

The Oireachtas Committee on Health has agreed to contact the Minister for Disabilities, Finian McGrath, regarding access to free travel for persons with Epilepsy who are ineligible to hold a driver’s licence on account of their condition.

The committee had been hearing evidence from Epilepsy Ireland on Wednesday, our colleagues in the Disability Federation of Ireland and The Wheel about challenges in the non-profit sector when the matter of access to free travel was raised.

Circumstances of Sudden Death in Epilepsy revealed by study of North American SUDEP Registry

Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is rare. About one in 1,000 people with epilepsy die from SUDEP per year.

A new study published in the online issue of the journal Neurology last week has provided much needed information on the circumstances of SUDEP and has shed new light on risk factors for SUDEP.