Orla Hardiman

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DNA sequence. Photograph: iStock

Genetic data being collected by an Irish branch of a genomics multinational with links to China will eventually become available to the Irish health s(...)

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(...)

Fr Tony Coote, whose fundraising for motor neurone disease raised a total of €550,000. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) has announced plans to hire a fourth nurse to help people living with motor neurone disease, using(...)

Fr Tony Coote: Characteristically good humoured and alert to human nature

They say pride comes before a fall, but in the case of Fr Tony Coote, it may have been the opposite. Diagnosed in April with motor neurone disease, a (...)

 Nicole Kidman joins Graham Norton on Friday. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm After a heroic performance on Saturday which saw Ireland defeating the All Blacks by 16-9, man of the match(...)

Prof Orla Hardiman, Prof Peter Bede, Sally Lydon and Dr Rangariroyashe Chipika at the launch of the late Connemara-based computer programmer Andrew Lydon’s  scholarship.

Funds raised to help Connemara-based computer programmer Andrew Lydon who died of motor neurone disease are to be used to support research into the de(...)

 TV chef and author Nadiya Hussain on the Graham Norton Show. File photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Nadiya’s Family Favourites Monday, BBC Two, 8pm Look out, Nigella: British Pakistani chef Nadiya Hussain has your crown on her ingredients list, an(...)

Fr Tony Coote was diagnosed with motor neuron disease in March 2018.

It affects talking, walking, eating, breathing and many more functions that most people take for granted. It can leave some with feelings of isolation(...)

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall  said an implementation plan had been promised in December, then by Easter, then at the end of May, but it had not yet materialised.

An alliance of politicians, policy experts and medics has criticised the delay in the implementation of the Sláintecare report, the 10-year cross-part(...)

 Prof Orla Hardiman Neurologist and campaigner on Motor Neurone disease. File photograph: Alan Betson

A leading expert in motor neuron disease (MND) has said she is optimistic that new drugs will change the lives of those diagnosed with the disease in (...)

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