News and Events


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 […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

Golf Classic held in aid of the Dublin Neurological Institute

The 15th Annual golf classic took place on Friday 23rd September 2016 in Hermitage Golf Club, pictured above is Pauline Ward presenting the perpetual trophy to the Malin Corporation winner. Thanks to the Lord above we have never had a bad day since this event commenced in 2002. Friday was a beautiful day – with […]

Mater Hospital does Strictly come Dancing

Sparkle and sequins, salsa and swing and an amazing feeling of goodwill between staff members. This is what an audience of 1000 people were treated to in the O Mahony Hall at the Helix on Friday night last. The Mater Does Strictly was held in aid of the Dublin Neurological Institute (DNI). The diversity of […]


Hearts are set to race on the dance floor as the Mater University Hospital brings its own exciting version of the hit show to the Helix. A total of 53 dancers have come forward from all Directorates / Disciplines to make this event a truly Mater Spectacular Evening – all in aid of the Dublin […]

Support from Patients & Families

We are very grateful to patients and their families who support the DNI which is a registered charity. SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 2 & 3 MAY 2015 On the May Bank Holiday weekend, Rhode, Co Offaly was a busy place with budding entrepreneurs working on behalf of the DNI. We are very grateful to Pamela Murphy […]

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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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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 […]

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 […]