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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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:  

Thank You from The DNI Staff

To everyone who helped the Dublin Neurological Institute in our ‘Front Line Run’ Urgent Appeal over the 16th/17th May weekend we would like to offer our heartfelt thanks. Thank you to everyone for coming together and supporting our fundraiser and the much-needed financial support it provides us. We are profoundly grateful for the number of […]

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 […]

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 […]

DNI featured on The One Show

Tune into BBC One at 7pm this evening 28th August to see Prof. Tim Lynch & the Neurological Institute feature on ‘Outstepping Parkinson’s’ on The One Show.

Sr Margherita Rock obituary

‘She sought to do good for people of all types and creed and race. She was a model of mercy’. Sr Margherita Rock died aged 82 on July 29th. She was best known for her long association with the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and was a member of the board of the Dublin Neurological Institute […]

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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 […]

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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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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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 […]

More Support from International Colleagues for DNI’s Urgent Appeal

We’ve received more support from our International colleagues for the DNI’s urgent funding appeal – The DNI Run. More messages of support and encouragement have come in from the United States and Australia from the great cities of Dallas, New York and Sydney and from an ex-colleague in the West of Ireland. Please watch the […]

International Colleagues support DNI’s Urgent Appeal

Our International colleagues have offered their support for the DNI’s urgent funding appeal – The DNI Run. Messages of support and encouragement have come in from Australia, UK, the Unites States and Canada. Particular kudos to Prof. Carolyne Sue who accompanied her message with a stunning backdrop of the Sydney Opera House and Bridge. Watch […]

The DNI Run Launch

The DNI Run, an urgent appeal taking place over the 16th/17th May involves the Dublin Neurological Institute’s frontline staff and their supporters undertaking runs and walks to accumulate as many kilometers as possible and as much funds as possible to support the critical DNI patient services. DNI’s normal fund raising efforts have been decimated by […]

Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh supports ‘TheDNIRun’ Urgent Appeal

In the following video Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, the ‘Voice of Gaelic games’ who has a long association with The Dublin Neurological Institute offers his support for our urgent appeal. The appeal remains open at this time and if you wish to contribute please visit this link: PLEASE DONATE AT OUR GOFUNDME PAGE AT THIS LINK

Jim Gavin supports DNI Frontline 150Km Run

Jim Gavin, the outstanding manager that led the Dublin Senior GAA football team to 5 in a row All-Ireland Senior Football Championships, throws his support behind the Dublin Neurological Institute’s Frontline 150Km run , an urgent appeal for donations to maintain the DNI’s critical patient services. Please press play to watch Jim’s endorsement in the […]

The Dublin Neurological Institute 150km Frontline Run

URGENT APPEAL PLEASE DONATE AT OUR GOFUNDME PAGE AT THIS LINKThe DNI is a registered charity where we care for patients with neurological diseases including, Parkinson, Epilepsy , Motor Neuron  Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Headache , Stroke (to name but a few) It has been a whirlwind 6 weeks here at the Dublin Neurological Institute at the Mater […]

Donate Online to the Centre for Brain Health

The Centre for Brain Health, DNI at the Mater University Hospital is an independent company and charity (CHY 19722). There is no charge to patients who receive treatment here – therefore we depend solely on various fundraising events, philanthropy, legacies and grants. We strive to increase access and improve care to patients with neurological problems […]

A Date for your Diary

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO CORONA VIRUS. Save the date: We’ll be hosting an event in support of the Centre for Brain Health, Dublin Neurological Institute on June 28th. Afternoon Tea with entertainment will be held  in Trim Castle at 2.30 pm, Further information will […]

Easter Festival Lunch in Fairyhouse 2020

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO CORONA VIRUS. Following on from this very successful outing in 2019, we are delighted to announce that we are able to stage this event again in 2020. In aid of the Centre for Brain Health at the Dublin Neurological Institute, […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Understanding and Protecting Your Brain

Prof. Sabina Brennan Co-Director of the NEIL (Neuro Enhancement for Independent Lives) Programme, Trinity College Dublin & creator of ” Hello Brain” Prof. Niall Pender Principle Clinical Neuropsychologist & Head of Department of Psychology, Beaumont Hospital National Neuroscience Centre; Adjunct Associate Professor in Psychology, Trinity College Dublin. Prof. Tim Lynch Consultant Neurologist and Clinical Director […]

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