Fr Tony Coote was conferred with an honorary doctorate of science by UCD last December. He is pictured here with Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin and his mother Patricia. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Tributes have been paid to social justice campaigner Fr Tony Coote, who has died aged 55, more than a year after being diagnosed with motor neuron dis(...)

Roy Taylor with his band: ‘Although I can no longer play my beloved bass, I can still can sing, strangely enough.’

Last year Roy Taylor was devastated when he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Having worked as a musician for decades – he was in the ba(...)

Tributes have been paid to former Sunday Times journalist Jan Battles, who died on Sunday.  Image: IMNDA.

Tributes have been paid to former Sunday Times journalist Jan Battles, who died on Sunday. Ms Battles was diagnosed with motor neurone disease since(...)

John Lonergan will speak at Men’s Health seminar at the Royal College of Surgeons, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Men’s health John Lonergan, former governor of Mountjoy Prison; Prof Niall Moyna from the Department of Health and Human Performance at Dublin City U(...)

  Frankie Dettori and  Clare Balding take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge (for the UK branch): the campaign went viral in 2014 and helped the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association raise €2 million. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Income from fundraising at the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) last year nose-dived after a high enjoyed in 2014. The bumper year for(...)

Eileen Finn, who has motor neurone disease, training for the women’s mini-marathon with friends and supporters. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

I was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) on November 22nd, 2012. Some 95 per cent of people die within one thousand days of diagnosis. My expi(...)

Former Fianna Fáil TD and government minister Tony Killeen. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Being told you have a life-affecting disease or illness can obviously come as a shock. But as people come to terms with their diagnosis, many are also(...)

Jockeys, owners, trainers and punters stand for in  silence at the Galway Races yesterday for the late broadcaster Colm Murray. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /The Irish Times

The Galway Festival resumed under a shadow last night, with the sad news that broadcaster Colm Murray had earlier in the day lost his three-year battl(...)