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Breakfast with Ted & Micheál

Continuing our very successful ‘Breakfast in Croke Park’ series we are delighted to announce that Ted Walsh, Horse Trainer and Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Sports commentator will discuss Gaelic sport, horse racing in Ireland and the Cheltenham Festival. The event will take place 7-9am in the Cusack Suite, Croke Park on Thursday 7th March 2019. To attend […]

My Broken Brain – RTE Documentary

This Tuesday on RTE1 ‘My Broken Brain’ airs – a documentary that looks at various Neurological conditions and the treatments that patients receive to deal with the adversity of diseases such as Epilepsy, Motor Neuron, Dementia and Parkinson’s. Recent statistics show that more than 700, 000 people in Ireland are effected by these conditions and […]

Death of Prof. Lewis Rowland

We are saddened to report the death of Dr. Lewis Rowland Professor of Neurology, aged 91, formerly of Columbia University, New York. Former director of the ALS Center, Dr. Rowland was Professor of Neurology at Columbia University. From 1973 to 1998 he was Chairman of Neurology and Director of the Neurology Service, Presbyterian Hospital. He founded […]

National Framework for Model of Care in Neurology

(Published on  UCD School of Medicine Website) A new model of care for neurological services in Ireland developed by Prof Tim Lynch (consultant neurologist and UCD Full Clinical Professor) was launched by HSE Director General, Mr Tony O’Brien at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. Mr O’Brien was joined by Dr Aine Carroll, HSE National Director for […]

2016 Neurological Golf Classic Registration

The 2016 Neurological Golf Classic takes place in the Hermitage Golf Club on Friday 23rd September 2016. If you want to participate and/or sponsor the event you can download the registration form here: (Link no longer available as event has now taken place)   Why do we need your support? Because behind the Yellow Door […]

Neurological Golf Classic 2016

Join us at the Hermitage Golf Club, Lucan for the Annual Neurological Golf Classic and support a great cause – The Neurological Appeal.

Functional / Psychogenic Movement Disorders Lecture

Professor Anthony Lang, Director, Division of Neurology, University of Toronto will deliver a lecture entitled “Functional/Psychogenic Movement Disorders” ANTHONY E. LANG, OC, MD, FRCPC, FAAN, FCAHS, FRSC. Dr. Lang is Professor and Director of the Division of Neurology at the University of Toronto, Director of the Morton and Gloria Shulman Movement Disorders Center and the […]

Neuroimmunology Meeting February 2016

Registration is now open for the “Diagnoses ad curationes, Neuroimmunological disorders therapeutics in 2016” to be held on Friday February 26th, 2016 at the Herbert Park Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Closing date for Registration is 24/02/2016. Download the agenda for the meeting here.  

2015 Neurological Golf Classic

This year’s Neurological Golf Classic takes place on the 25th September in the Hermitage Golf Club. It is the 14th year that the Annual Neurological Golf Classic has been held in Hermitage Golf Club, Lucan. Funds raised over the years have helped us develop services and support programmes for patients and their families. Our annual […]

Minister for Health Visits the Dublin Neurological Institute

Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health visited the Dublin Neurological Institute (DNI) this week to see the major advances made in the treatment of neurological conditions especially Parkinson’s disease in Ireland. The Minister met a number of patients who have benefited from some of the many new DNI services and clinics for Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease […]

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Quality of life much lower for people with Multiple Sclerosis

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) in Ireland have a much poorer quality of life than the general population, new research has revealed. According to the findings, the quality of life of those with MS is 32% lower than those without the condition. Furthermore men with MS have a 5% lower quality of life than women […]

Brain Activity ‘key in stress link to heart disease’

The effect of constant stress on a deep-lying region of the brain explains the increased risk of heart attack, a study in The Lancet suggests. You can read more about the study at this link on the BBC News Website.

Irish research advances understanding of dementia

Back in 1994, Prof. Tim Lynch was training as a neurologist in the United States when his research team made a landmark finding of the first mutation of the tau gene that causes a form of dementia. It wasn’t until two years ago that the final mutation was uncovered and “the loop was closed”. Prof. […]

Closing the tau loop: the missing tau mutation

Frontotemporal lobar degeneration comprises a group of disorders characterized by behavioural, executive and language impairment, sometimes with features of parkinsonism or motor neuron disease. In this video Professor Tim Lynch explains the history behind this condition , research that has taken place and recent developments culminating in 2015 with the identification of the missing tau mutation i.e. closing […]

Healthy Participants Needed

Dear Spouses/Partners/Friends of neurology patients. We are looking for HEALTHY individuals to take part in our Research Study. It will be a 40 min appointment for a “skin plaster”-painfree sellotape applied on a forehead for 20 min without any substance or medication in it, accompanied by a general questionnaire and a quick neurological examination. We would […]

Parkinsons Research Study – Call for Participants

Dear Patients, * We are looking for the patients with Parkinson’s disease who have a family history (somebody within their family with Parkinson’s disease) to participate in a Research Study. This study is on-going. This will involve 1 hour meeting with myself and will look like a clinic appointment. The blood sample will be taken […]

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A Patient’s Perspective: Gareth O’Callaghan writes in Support of the DNI

Gareth O’Callaghan is an Irish author as well as a former radio and television presenter. Gareth retired from radio in August 2018 after being diagnosed with the neurodegenerative illness multiple system atrophy (MSA) a rare, progressive and incurable disease (less than 3,500 people are at this time thought to be enduring the condition in the whole of […]

17th Annual Golf Classic

17th Annual golf classic in aid of Centre for Brain Health at the Dublin Neurological Institute, Mater University Hospital. We were delighted to hold the 17th annual golf classic in Hermitage Golf Club on Friday, 21st September. It was so good to welcome all of our old reliables and also many new comers too. We […]

2018 Golf Classic

The Centre for Brain Health at the Dublin Neurological Institute will hold it’s annual Golf Classic on Friday 21st September 2018 at the Hermitage Golf Club, Lucan. You can download the application / registration form at this link.

Jim Gavin on Leadership & Teamwork – in support of the DNI

Thursday morning, 12th April was a morning we will never forget. The Centre for Brain Health, Dublin Neurological Institute (DNI) hosted a breakfast in the Cusack Suite of Croke Park. We are so grateful to Jim Gavin, Dublin Senior Football Manager for his engaging, entertaining and thought provoking presentation. With the impressive and appropriate backdrop […]

Video – Behind the scenes at the Dublin Neurological Institute

If you’d like to understand the critical work we undertake at the Dublin Neurological Institute please take the time to view the video below by Ronan McGreevy, Journalist & Videographer while working on an in-depth behind the scenes look at the DNI for the Irish Times Family and Health supplement (Read more here). Meet some of […]

Breakfast in Croke Park

Bring your Corporate Team to join us for a memorable morning 12th April 2018 to hear Jim Gavin, Manager Dublin Senior Football Team, give a motivational address on Leadership and Team Dynamics, in aid of the Centre for Brain Health at the Dublin Neurological Institute. All details in the poster image above. As detailed in […]

16th Annual Golf Outing

The 16th annual golf outing in aid of the Centre for Brain Health was held last Friday, 29th September in the Hermitage golf club. We are so grateful to those who played, who sponsored the event and our many many friends who made donations. It was wonderful to see so many of our friends who […]

16th Annual DNI Golf Classic

The 16th Annual Dublin Neurological Institute Golf Classic will be held in Hermitage Golf Club on Friday 29th September 2017. Thanks to the participants last year we raised almost €20,000 which has been of enormous assistance to us in the support of those with a neurological disease. We’re very happy to return again to Hermitage Golf Club  – […]

DNI News February 2017

The February 2017 Dublin Neurological Institute Newsletter has been published detailing all the invaluable patient centered activities the unit undertakes while advancing research and education in the field of neurology. The DNI is a centre of excellence which provides a clinical holistic care to patients with neurological problems. We constantly strive to provide, not only […]

Concert in aid of DNI

There is only love! We are delighted to invite you to a very special event, a concert of Samuel Gaine’s music. This is the first screening of an original project, one that is comprised of musicians and singers from all around the country. The original tracks, as written by Samual Gaine, have been arranged by […]

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My Broken Brain – View this Powerful Documentary

There was a profound and emotional response to ‘My Broken Brain’ a documentary that aired on RTE1 last Tuesday 17th July. Focusing on the lives of patients suffering from debilitating neurological diseases and the medical professionals (including Prof. Tim Lynch and the Dublin Neurological Institute) that work with them to treat, manage and support their […]

The faces and brains behind the doors of the Dublin Neurological Institute

In a compelling article by Ronan McGreevy in the Irish Times Family and Health supplement we see behind the scenes at the Dublin Neurological Institute, get to understand some of the heartbreaking stories as patients and their families deal with some terrible neurological disorders. We get an insight on their day to day challenges and also […]

The Cameras come to the DNI

‘Inside the Brain’ is a cutting edge medical science documentary exploring the mysteries of the most complex organ of the human body. From the team behind ‘Keeping Ireland Alive’ and ‘Trauma’, Inside The Brain’ follows the groundbreaking work of doctors and scientists seeking cures and answers to the many mysteries of the brain. The Mater […]

Parkinson’s disease & Other Movement Disorders training day

Annual Parkinson’s disease and Other Movement Disorders meeting/SpR Movement Disorders training day Date: Friday 24th November 2017 Venue: Catherine McAuley Centre, Nelson Tce, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin 7, Ireland The full programme for the day is as follows: Time Session Speakers 10:30 – 10.35am Welcome & Introduction Professor Timothy Lynch Consultant Neurologist (Supported by […]

Course for Carers

Thanks to the support of the ‘Friends of the Dublin Neurological Institute’ we are in a position to offer some educational courses for patients & their carers. We appreciate that the diagnosis of a neurological disease can be a life changing experience, not only for the patient but for their families also. We are planning […]

Parkinson’s Disease Masterclass

A Masterclass Expert Day for Parkinson’s Disease was held on 18th November 2016 in the Catherine McAuley Education Centre, Mater University Hospital. Pictured above (left to right) are expert speakers: Dr Timothy Counihan, Consultant Neurologist, Galway University Hospital Prof Elan D Louis, Professor of Neurology & Epidemiology, Yale University, USA Prof Timothy Lynch, Consultant Neurologist […]

Parkinson’s disease and energy

The Dublin Neurological Institute will host a lecture which will be presented by Professor Serge Przedborski MD, PhD during his upcoming visit to Dublin. All are welcome to attend. Date:  Thursday, 8th December 2016 Time:  4 pm Venue:  Fintan Gunne Lecture Theatre, Nelson Street, Dublin 7 Lecture Title: “Parkinson’s disease and energy – 200 years […]

Young onset Parkinson’s disease revisited

Visiting Speaker – 2nd June 2016 The Dublin Neurological Institute will host a lecture which will be presented by  Prof. Niall Quinn during his upcoming visit to Dublin. Date:                 Thursday, 2nd June, 2016 Time:                3 pm  – (followed by Clinical cases 4-5 pm) Venue:       […]

Dystonia Conference

CHANGE OF VENUE The Shelbourne Hotel, 27 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 Saturday 11th June 2016, 9.10am – 4.45pm Registration and refreshments from 8.30am to 9.10am If you would like a place for a family member, friend or carer, they would be very welcome. For further information and registration details please contact Maria Hickey, Dystonia […]

Neuroimmunological disorders & therapeutics in 2016

‘Diagnoses ad curationes. Neuroimmunological disorders & therapeutics in 2016’- synopsis. On Friday, February 26th, 2016,’ Diagnoses ad curationes. Neuroimmunological disorders & therapeutics in 2016’, our first Irish neuro-immunology meeting was held at the Herbert Park Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. The event was organised by Professor Tim Lynch and Dr Roisin Lonergan, consultant neurologists at […]

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