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What does a Neurologist do?

In the following article Prof. Tim Lynch describes the essentials of the role of the Neurologist. The text is reproduced here and is also provided as a download (PDF) at the end of the article. With the principle, that if you want to explain something in an effective manner – think of your target audience […]

Inaugural IEHG Virtual Grand rounds

Ireland East Hospital Group are delighted to invite you to the Inaugural IEHG Virtual Grand rounds ‘Simulation for Dummies’ this Friday morning March 26th at 8 am The zoom webinar link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82247866120 Jim Gavin of Dublin GAA and Irish Aviation Authority will talk to us about “Lessons learned from the world of aviation”Prof Dara […]

The Big Splash – Brain Awareness Week

The Henley Mermaids are a team of ladies who undertake challenging open water swimming in aid of several charities. During this Brain Awareness Week March 15th – 21st, branding it The BIg Splash, they are focusing on supporting eight charities across the UK & Ireland who are tirelessly working in the research and provision of […]

Public Announcement: Impact of Corona Virus

The DNI is altering its services due to the impact of Covid-19 and new operating guidelines: Clinics will continue but patient contact will be ‘virtual’ whenever possible i.e. by phone and/or video link Patients will be seen in person when emergency cases arise. DNI day wards will continue operating until advice to the contrary. Where […]

Ms Catherine Moran, Ireland’s first woman neurosurgeon

We are delighted to have Ms Catherine Moran as part of our Deep Brain Stimulation team here at The DNI. Ms. Moran is Ireland’s first woman neurosurgeon and fittingly on International Women’s Day the Irish Times has published a profile of her background and work. You can read the article at this link. Photograph above […]

Martin Igoe raises funds for the DNI

We’re delighted and grateful to show the tremendous efforts of ex Mater employee Martin Igoe who has raised over €5000 to support the DNI’s recent fundraiser. Martin and many others have been instrumental in helping us protect our patient services at the Dublin Neurological Institute during these difficult times when normal fundraising activity has been […]

Patient Interview – Mary Morris

‘The worst thing was coming out of the coma and realising how close I came to not being there for my four babies’ In an interview with Allison Bray of Independent.ie Mary Morris, a patient of Prof Tim Lynch’s at the DNI tells her incredible and compelling story. Mary details how she suffered brain damage […]

Let’s Run as One -2021 DNI Run

Let’s Run as One Covid-19 has had an impact on everybody in some way or other and The Dublin Neurological Institute (DNI) is no different. We rely solely on donations and charitable grants and our patients need your support. Although based in Dublin we support patients from all over Ireland.  The increasing age of our population means […]

Prof Tim Lynch ‘Runs as One’

Professor Tim Lynch led the way in the DNI 2021 Front Line run – ‘Run as One’ – undertaking a 5K run on both Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February 2021. After each run Tim made the following videos to encourage others to join him, explain why fundraising is so critical to the DNI’s patient […]

A Message from Luke O’Neill

Luke O’Neill is professor of biochemistry in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin. Prof. O’Neill has been making the news in recent times in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic but this week he’s making the news about the DNI 2021 Front Line Run and why ‘Run as One’ is such an […]

The Mayo Clinic offers support to the DNI 2021 Run

Sean J. Pittock, M.D., is the director of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology and of Mayo’s Neuroimmunology Research Laboratory. In this video he braves the Minnesota refreshing winter weather to offer his personal support and encouragement for our 2021 Front Line Run. As in 2020, we are always honoured and grateful […]

Sports Stars endorse the 2021 DNI Front Line Run

Former Republic of Ireland soccer star Kevin Doyle and Champion Jump Jockey Barry Geraghty have added their support to the Run as One DNI Frontline 5k run. Please watch the video below as they voice their support for the event and urge you to do the same. Kevin and Barry are joined by an incredible […]

Sports Commentators support DNI 2021 Run

A stellar cast of Irish Sports Commentators have come forward to support our 2021 Front Line Staff 5k run/walk on behalf of the Dublin Neurological Institute. Please take the time to watch this video and understand why Darragh Maloney, Ger Canning, the evergreen Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Marty Morrissey consider this such a worthwhile cause […]

Let’s Run as One 2021 Launch

On the 16th February 2021, Gaelic football family Noel McCaffrey (left) -in the image below- his son Jack (right) and daughter Sarah (who have all played in All-Ireland Finals) took the time out with Prof Tim Lynch to launch the 2021 Dublin Neurological Institute Frontline Run – ‘Let’s Run as One‘, over 5km on February […]

Purchase DNI Face Masks

Support the DNI this Christmas by purchasing our new functional and stylish Face Mask. The DNI Face Mask has an ergonomic shape, 3 layers of soft material and an adjustable nose wire to give you a secure and comfortable fit. • Ergonomic nose clip for great comfort and fit• Triple layer construction• Designed to be […]

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--->Patient Stories<---

Public Announcement: Impact of Corona Virus

The DNI is altering its services due to the impact of Covid-19 and new operating guidelines: Clinics will continue but patient contact will be ‘virtual’ whenever possible i.e. by phone and/or video link Patients will be seen in person when emergency cases arise. DNI day wards will continue operating until advice to the contrary. Where […]

Ms Catherine Moran, Ireland’s first woman neurosurgeon

We are delighted to have Ms Catherine Moran as part of our Deep Brain Stimulation team here at The DNI. Ms. Moran is Ireland’s first woman neurosurgeon and fittingly on International Women’s Day the Irish Times has published a profile of her background and work. You can read the article at this link. Photograph above […]

Patient Interview – Mary Morris

‘The worst thing was coming out of the coma and realising how close I came to not being there for my four babies’ In an interview with Allison Bray of Independent.ie Mary Morris, a patient of Prof Tim Lynch’s at the DNI tells her incredible and compelling story. Mary details how she suffered brain damage […]

DNI breaks new ground with Parkinson’s patient support

A father-of-two who has Parkinson’s disease says his life has been transformed by a dog trained to help him with mobility and stability. Duncan Hughes, from Dublin, partnered with Leon, a black labrador, just over six months ago. The pilot project by the Dublin Neurological Institute at the Mater Hospital is a first for Ireland […]

How I was robbed of my old life but given a new one

Read this thought provoking and evocative article by Michel Planquart on the personal and professional impact of a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis and how it changed his life. The article can be found at this link: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-i-robbed-my-old-life-given-new-one-michel-planquart/

An interview with artist Jimmy Burns

Many of Jimmy’s paintings depict his battle with what it is like to live with Parkinson’s. The following Q/As help to interpret his paintings. Question 1: What is life like living with Parkinson’s? I often console myself by thinking that life could be a lot worse……. Parkinson’s is not nearly as bad as having illnesses […]

Mary’s Story – A Patient’s appreciation of the DNI

Please watch this video and hear Mary’s remarkable story after she was admitted to the Mater Hospital following the birth of quads, the difficult times she endured and her appreciation of how important patient services like the DNI are. The image at the start of this article are Mary’s four children (18 years on), or […]

A Patient’s Story – Tony Brady

Listen to a NewsTalk Podcast on Detective Sergeant Tony Brady, who was diagnosed with a rare neurological condition in his forties, where he describes the critical medical treatment he received from Professor Tim Lynch, Dublin Neurological Institute, Mater University Hospital and others in the Neurological and Rehab Teams. You’ll find the Podcast of an Interview […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Case Report published by Prof. Lynch and Colleagues

A Case Report “Status Dystonicus, Oculogyric Crisis and Paroxysmal Dyskinesia in a 25 Year-Old Woman with a Novel KCNMA1 Variant, K457E” has been published on tremorjournal.org. The report was authored by Prof. Tim Lynch of the Dublin Neurological Institute and 6 other colleagues Cliona Buckley, Jennifer Williams, Tudor Munteanu, Mary King, Su Mi Park, Andrea […]

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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Let’s Run as One -2021 DNI Run

Let’s Run as One Covid-19 has had an impact on everybody in some way or other and The Dublin Neurological Institute (DNI) is no different. We rely solely on donations and charitable grants and our patients need your support. Although based in Dublin we support patients from all over Ireland.  The increasing age of our population means […]

Prof Tim Lynch ‘Runs as One’

Professor Tim Lynch led the way in the DNI 2021 Front Line run – ‘Run as One’ – undertaking a 5K run on both Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February 2021. After each run Tim made the following videos to encourage others to join him, explain why fundraising is so critical to the DNI’s patient […]

A Message from Luke O’Neill

Luke O’Neill is professor of biochemistry in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin. Prof. O’Neill has been making the news in recent times in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic but this week he’s making the news about the DNI 2021 Front Line Run and why ‘Run as One’ is such an […]

The Mayo Clinic offers support to the DNI 2021 Run

Sean J. Pittock, M.D., is the director of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology and of Mayo’s Neuroimmunology Research Laboratory. In this video he braves the Minnesota refreshing winter weather to offer his personal support and encouragement for our 2021 Front Line Run. As in 2020, we are always honoured and grateful […]

Sports Stars endorse the 2021 DNI Front Line Run

Former Republic of Ireland soccer star Kevin Doyle and Champion Jump Jockey Barry Geraghty have added their support to the Run as One DNI Frontline 5k run. Please watch the video below as they voice their support for the event and urge you to do the same. Kevin and Barry are joined by an incredible […]

Sports Commentators support DNI 2021 Run

A stellar cast of Irish Sports Commentators have come forward to support our 2021 Front Line Staff 5k run/walk on behalf of the Dublin Neurological Institute. Please take the time to watch this video and understand why Darragh Maloney, Ger Canning, the evergreen Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Marty Morrissey consider this such a worthwhile cause […]

Let’s Run as One 2021 Launch

On the 16th February 2021, Gaelic football family Noel McCaffrey (left) -in the image below- his son Jack (right) and daughter Sarah (who have all played in All-Ireland Finals) took the time out with Prof Tim Lynch to launch the 2021 Dublin Neurological Institute Frontline Run – ‘Let’s Run as One‘, over 5km on February […]

Purchase DNI Face Masks

Support the DNI this Christmas by purchasing our new functional and stylish Face Mask. The DNI Face Mask has an ergonomic shape, 3 layers of soft material and an adjustable nose wire to give you a secure and comfortable fit. • Ergonomic nose clip for great comfort and fit• Triple layer construction• Designed to be […]

Spirorbis – Book Launch – proceeds to support the DNI

Spirorbis – A memoir by Peter Vine. Spirorbis, a fascinating and compelling book will be launched on the 20th September, 2020, at 6 pm and with the tremendous generosity of the author 50% of proceeds will go to the Dublin Neurological Institute. Peter Vine travelled extensively and worked in over thirty countries encountering some of […]

Jimmy Deenihan supports the DNI

When we asked for support for our 150km Frontline Urgent Appeal we were overwhelmed by the efforts people went to to make a difference for The Dublin Neurological Institute. Another incredible example is Jimmy Deenihan, Kerry GAA Legend and ex- TD and Minister for State. Jimmy, winner of 5 All Ireland and 7 Munster titles […]

Win a training session with Jim Gavin

This raffle is being held in aid of the Centre for Brain Health at The Dublin Neurological Institute, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital. Enter for a chance to win a training session for your nominated team. 1st Prize: Win a training session with Jim Gavin, 6 Time All Ireland Winning Dublin Senior Football Manager Jerseys, training […]

Off The Ball/Newstalk- GAA Quiz in support of the DNI

On Wednesday  July 15th at 8pm Off The Ball / Newstalk  broadcast a special inter-county GAA quiz hosted by Jim Gavin and Micheal O’Muircheartaigh with contestants including Eamon McGee, Neil Gallagher, Aidan O’Shea, Cora Staunton, David Moran, Kieran Donaghy, Paddy Andrews and Mossy Quinn. The event was in support of the Centre For Brain Health […]

DNI Front line Run Urgent Appeal makes the News

The launch of the Dublin Neurological Institute 150km Front Line Run made the news across several press outlets bringing much needed publicity to the decimation of fund-raising activities  by the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant lockdown. The two day event was kicked off at our building No. 57 Eccles Street , a renovated Georgian House, adjacent […]

Prof. Lynch continues to run for the DNI Urgent Appeal

UPDATE: As of the end of June Prof. Lynch has successfully completed his personal target of 150 Km. He would like to thank all those who have supported him and contributed so generously to the DNI 150km Urgent Appeal. This signals the end of the Dublin Neurological Institute Front-line Run campaign but the need to […]

The DNI Run: Video from Prof. Tim Lynch

In the video below Prof Tim Lynch, Clinical Director of the Dublin Neurological Institute, sends a message of sincere thanks to all our supporters across Ireland and across the World who have contributed to our urgent appeal. Prof. Lynch also outlines how the funds raised will support the critical patient work the DNI undertakes for […]

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What does a Neurologist do?

In the following article Prof. Tim Lynch describes the essentials of the role of the Neurologist. The text is reproduced here and is also provided as a download (PDF) at the end of the article. With the principle, that if you want to explain something in an effective manner – think of your target audience […]

Inaugural IEHG Virtual Grand rounds

Ireland East Hospital Group are delighted to invite you to the Inaugural IEHG Virtual Grand rounds ‘Simulation for Dummies’ this Friday morning March 26th at 8 am The zoom webinar link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82247866120 Jim Gavin of Dublin GAA and Irish Aviation Authority will talk to us about “Lessons learned from the world of aviation”Prof Dara […]

Neuroimmunological disorders & therapeutics – 2021

The 2021 Neuroinflammatory meeting directed by Dr. Róisín Lonergan, will take place on Friday, 26th February 2021. The meeting will be a virtual experience. Chaired by Prof. Tim Lynch, there is widespread participation and interest internationally with registration already exceeding 180 virtual attendees. You can download the Scientific Programme at the link below:

MDS-ES Virtual School for Young Neurologists

The MDS-European Section School for Young Neurologists is an opportunity for young neurologists who are interested in specializing in Movement Disorders to receive in-depth instruction from internationally recognized Movement Disorders experts. In 2020 the course directors were Prof Tim Lynch and Dr Eavan Mc Govern delivering an Regional Online Course via streaming. More information about […]

Video: Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

Please watch this creative video explaining Parkinson’s Disease from an innovative perspective created by UCD 2nd Year Medical students. The talented creators are Nicholas Loe, Tze Chien Low, Art Lynch, Tlamelo Malima, Aoife Mangan and Mouayad Masalkhi.

Prof. Lynch on need for National Bio-Bank

In an article in the Irish Independent on June 18th by Katherine Donnelly, Prof. Tim Lynch highlights the urgent need to establish a National Bio-bank as a measure to fight Covid-19 and future pandemics. You can read the article at this link,

DNI 2020 Spring Newsletter

We have published our 2020 Spring Newsletter. Full of interesting articles about the past year and including reflections by Prof. Tim Lynch (Clinical Director) about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the DNI and what are the future challenges, download it here:  

Please Keep Your Distance

The staff from the Mater Hospital have an important message about COVID-19 – Please Keep Your Distance – for everybody’s health and well being:

Fellowship in Deep Brain Stimulation

ASPIRE Fellowship in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders and Quality Improvement in Neurology Care: The Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training is seeking applications from suitable candidates for the ASPIRE Fellowship in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders and Quality Improvement in Neurology Care. The closing date for applications is Friday, 5 […]

Love Your Brain – Magic Minds podcast featuring Prof. Lynch

In EPISODE 43 ‘Love your Brain’ of Magic Minds Podcast, Matt Burke sat down with Prof. Tim Lynch of the Centre for Brain Health, Dublin Neurological Institute in a very wide ranging discussion on neurological disorders and brain health. Topics covered include Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Tau Protein, The Brain, How to look after your brain and […]

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 […]

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