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Stop Cutbacks say Disability Organisations


Nine disability organisations jointly challenge cuts effecting people with disabilities In a joint statement today nine disability organisations called on the government to live up to its promises and protect people with disabilities. In the statement the organisations explain the situation and ...

Published by MS Ireland on Thursday September 20 2012 01:50 PM

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Stem Cells and MS, Collaboration is Key


How funders, researchers and clinicians come together Our understanding of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) as developed substantially over the last few decades. This has led to a number of treatment options for people living with MS. The defining approach has been to identify and develop drug therapies ...

Published by MS Ireland on Thursday September 20 2012 09:30 AM

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Genzyme Fun Run!


Genzyme in Waterford put the fun into running a few days ago when they organised a 5 mile road race around Waterford for the Waterford Voluntary Branch of MS Ireland. Over 300 people took part in the event which raised over €6000! First home was Frank Quinlan, with M...

Published by MS Ireland on Monday September 17 2012 10:25 AM

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Cannabis Drug: Green Light


Government to change laws to make Sativex available in Ireland. On Tuesday the government confirmed that it proposes to bring forward plans to make cannabis-based drugs like Sativex, an MS drug for spasticity, available in Ireland. Cannabis is currently a schedule 1 drug covered under the Misuse...

Published by MS Ireland on Wednesday September 12 2012 05:22 PM

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25th MS READaTHON Launches


The 25th MS READaTHON has officially begun! In the Wax Museum Plus in Dublin yesterday a whole pile of people came along to help us get another MS READaTHON under way. Comedians Fred Cooke and Maeve Higgins and presenters Aidan Power, Laura Woods and Lorraine Keane popped along. Authors Mar...

Published by MS READaTHON on Tuesday September 11 2012 09:13 AM

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MS Ireland’s August Poll Results


Do you use complementary therapies (CAM) as well as your usual medication?   Thanks to everyone that participated in August’s poll on the MS Ireland website. Here are the results from the question  we asked about the use of CAM.   55 people took part in the...

Published by MS Ireland on Monday September 10 2012 02:34 PM

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