At the FutureNeuro SFI research centre launched at RCSI in Dublin, from left,  Prof David Henshall, professor of molecular physiology and neuroscience at RCSI and centre director for FutureNeuro; Jack Banks, PhD student at the FutureNeuro Centre; Minister for Business,  Heather Humphreys,  and Prof Mark Ferguson, director general of Science Foundation Ireland. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

A new research centre based at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland aims to help transform the lives of 800,000 people in Ireland currently affect(...)

For treatments to be successful, early stages preceding full onset of Alzheimer’s need to be targeted. Illustration: iStock

A blood test that can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages, and can also predict how the disease will progress, has been developed by rese(...)

Four thousand people (an average of 11 people every day) develop dementia in Ireland each year. And yet, many in Ireland do not understand the condit(...)

The State’s neurology services suffer from staffing shortages, a lack of dedicated beds and long waiting times, according to a new report. Waiting ti(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has ordered a review of his predecessor Phil Hogan’s decision to axe funding for 26 health and disability organisations.
Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

New Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has ordered a review of his predecessor Phil Hogan’s decision to axe funding for 26 health and disability (...)

 Neurologist  Prof Orla Hardiman: “I was horrified when I heard the news because I know just how much neurological conditions impact on individuals and their families, I see it every day.”       Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has ruled out any intervention in the row over the Department of the Environment’s decision to axe funding for 26 he(...)

Diarmaid O Corrbuí of the Carmichael Centre, with representatives of groups facing cuts (from left) Dearbhla Wynne, Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, Grainne Denning, Coeliac Society of Ireland, Patricia Towey, Huntington’s Disease Association of Ireland and Rita O’Reilly, Parent Line. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

First, run a funding competition based on woolly criteria. Then, leave the results sitting on the Minister’s desk for months (or at least until after (...)

Disability Federation of Ireland chief executive John Dolan, joined by a signer, today urged the newly formed Cabinet to reinstate some €1.2 million in funding to 25 organisations supporting people with disabilities. Photograph: Peter Houlihan/ Paul Sherwood Photography.

Cuts to disability organisations are causing vital services to shut down for the “most vulnerable” in society, the chief executive of the Disability F(...)

Studies have shown that early diagnosis allows people with MS to remain in the workplace. Photograph: Thinkstock

Ireland ranks 33rd in the developed world in terms of the provision of neurologists, and this amounts to a false economy, a conference will hear (...)