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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 […]

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 […]

Deep Brain Stimulation

By: Prof Tim Lynch, Consultant Neurologist, Mr Brian Magennis & Ms Carole Goggin, Clinical Nurse Specialists. The DBS clinic started in Dublin Neurological Institute of the Mater University Hospital in January 2009, it is the first clinic of its kind in Ireland. It was established by Professor Tim Lynch who runs the clinic along with […]

Welcome to the Dublin Neurological Institute

The DNI is a registered charity, a business and a Centre of Excellence for the care of patients with neurological disease including Parkinson’s disease, Stroke, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Headache, Neuropathy, Myopathy and Muscular dystrophy. We aim to provide high quality care to our patients provided by consultants, non-consultant hospital doctors, clinical nurse specialists and services allied to medicine. By offering this multidisciplinary team approach, patients travelling distances […]

Irish Healthcare Awards 2014

At the 2014 Irish Health Care Awards on November 6th in the Shelbourne Hotel, the Mater Hospital Stroke Team won the Best Hospital Project Award for their Lean Green Belt Project ‘Door to Needle’ (DTN). The award was accepted by Professor Sean Murphy and Leona Higgins Acting CNM2 (Stroke) on behalf of the team. Since […]

Paris 2 Nice Cycle

Now is your chance to become part of the leading fundraising, social and fitness event in Ireland and make 2015 a year to remember. To date 5 cyclists have signed up to complete the cycle on behalf of the Dublin Neurological Institute (DNI). Not only will Paris2Nice challenge your fitness but it will also provide you with a great social and […]

Opening of the Hugh Staunton Library

The official opening ceremony of the Hugh Staunton Library was performed by Sam Staunton (Dr Staunton’s grandson). Dr Staunton was an avid collector of rare and antique texts written by the founders of the discipline such as Gordon Holmes, John Hughlings Jackson and Samuel Kinnier Wilson. His collection is undoubtedly one of the finest private neurological antique book collections […]

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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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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 […]

Art Exhibition at the DNI

An art exhibition will be held in The Centre for Brain Health, Dublin Neurological Institute, Mater University Hospital on 26, 27 & 28 November. Paintings and sculptures will be on display in No 57 Eccles Street from 11 am – 6pm on the above dates. Many of the paintings are the work of patients who […]

Art Exhibition

You are invited to join us for an Exhibition of Original Paintings by Friends and Colleagues of the Dublin Neurological Institute. The Exhibition opens on Monday evening 25th November 2019 at 7.00pm in No 57 Eccles St and will continue on Tuesday – Thursday 26th, 27th & 28th November from 11am -6pm. Proceeds in aid […]

2019 Golf Classic

The 2019 Golf Classic in aid of the Centre for Brain Health, Dublin Neurological Institute, will take place on Friday 20th September in the Hermitage Golf Club, Lucan. We’ve always had a great turn out for this event and we’re delighted to announce that it is a sell-out this year. Our gratitude to all of […]

Fairyhouse Easter Lunch Fundraiser

Thank you to all who attended and supported our fundraising lunch in Fairyhouse Racecourses on 23rd April. We would especially like to thank Michael Ryan for the idea of holding the event and for his “can do” approach. It was a wonderful day of racing, great food and craic, with music and dancing till late […]

Three Wise Men of Sport support Centre for Brain Health

‘Breakfast with Ted & Mícheál’ in aid of the Centre for Brain Health, Dublin Neurological Institute was an outstanding success. An audience of 230 people attended the Cusack Suite in Croke Park on 7th March 2019 to hear two great sporting heros discuss their various passions (view images of the event in the photo gallery […]

Easter Festival Fairyhouse Racecourse in aid of Centre for Brain Health

The Easter Festival Lunch in Fairyhouse Racecourse is the venue for our next fundraising occasion for the Centre for Brain Health, Dublin Neurological Institute. This will be held on Tuesday, 23rd April in Bobby Joe’s Restaurant. Details of the event can be seen in the Flyer image above and reservations can be made by calling […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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.

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 […]

My Broken Brain – View this Powerful Documentary

Update: This powerful and emotional documentary was replayed on RTE 1 on the 10th January 2019. As a result you will be able to view it on the RTE Player for the next month. Find it at this link or use ‘Find’ and enter ‘My Broken Brain’ in the RTE player options. Read more about […]

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 […]

ICGP Education – focus on Neurology

Prof Timothy Lynch has recorded an online education programme which will help General Practitioners to diagnose neurological conditions. As part of the ICGP Education growing catalogue of eLearning modules, the latest module focuses on neurology and neurological conditions in primary care. This module is part of a series of modules to assist general practitioners in diagnosing neurological conditions and ongoing co-management of patients. The initial […]

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