Free Travel Applications Open
Parkinson’s Association of Ireland Blog
by Ruth Delaney
1w ago
This week, Minister Humphreys announced applications are now open for the New Free Travel Scheme Extension.  From 29th July, the Free Travel Scheme is being extended to people who have never been medically fit to drive due to a disability, and to drivers who have a licence and are medically certified as not fit to drive for a period of 12 months or longer. You can read more about the scheme and how to apply here ..read more
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Dublin Branch 2024 Summer Newsletter
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by Kieran Connolly
1w ago
2024-05-03-Summer-2024-eNewsletterDownload ..read more
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Dublin Branch Meeting and AGM
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by Ruth Delaney
1w ago
This is taking place on Saturday, the 25th of May at 3pm at the Clayton Hotel, Leopardstown, Powersuite (Lr Ground Floor). With guest speaker Nisha Jeawon, Senior Physiotherapist, Sandyford Primary Care Team Her talk will focus on: How you can access primary care The services local community health centres offer The purposes and benefits of LSVT courses (Lee Silverman Voice/Movement training programmes to improve movement or speech in people with Parkinson’s) After the talk we will have a brief AGM providing updates on: Dublin Branch Activities Branch Finances Membership Tea/Coffee and ref ..read more
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Cork Branch Committee
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by Ruth Delaney
1w ago
Following the AGM of our Cork branch which was held on the 30th of April, we are delighted to announce that the following members were elected to the Cork Branch Committee: Jerome Maume, Tom Maher, Gearoid Duffy, Des Donnelly and Jackie O’Reilly. We are grateful to the incoming committee and to the Cork-based members for their engagement. Parkinson’s Ireland looks forward to working with the new committee. If you would like to contact our committee regarding local services, please contact: Secretary Jerome Maume: jerome@parkinsons.ie ..read more
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Social Gathering at the Hodson Bay Hotel
Parkinson’s Association of Ireland Blog
by Shane O'Brien
1w ago
Parkinson’s Ireland are delighted to announce our Social Gathering will take place this year from Monday, the 7th to Wednesday, the 9th of October 2024.  Please join us for three days of fun in the beautiful surroundings of the Hodson Bay Hotel, where we will have an exciting line up of speakers, work shops, set dancing and yoga. The offer includes two nights B&B, lunch and Gala dinner and entertainment on both evenings. The price includes all of the above: €225.00 per person sharing or €333.00 per single room. We would encourage our members to book as soon as possible ..read more
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‘O Parkinsons’ to the tune of the Derry Air
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by Shane O'Brien
1w ago
Parkinson’s Ireland were invited to speak in the AV Room at Leinster House on Wednesday, the 17th of April. During this presentation, co-founder of our Cork Branch “Perpetual Motion” choir Jerome Maume spoke about the choir and the importance of singing for those with PD. Following this, Jerome took the opportunity to sing ‘O Parkinson’s’, a song he re-wrote to the tune of the Derry Air. Everyone in the room sang along, and we can not thank Jerome enough for providing such a touching and encouraging experience through song. We wanted to share the song here for our members too: O-Parkinsons-to ..read more
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Parkinson’s Awareness Week & Online Education Conference Recording
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by Shane O'Brien
1w ago
Parkinson’s Awareness Week took place from the 8th to the 14th of April 2024. We held our Online Education Conference on Saturday, the 13th of April at 2pm. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Annmarie O’Connor who was our conference chair and our guest speakers, who all gave excellent talks with a wealth of important information. If you missed the conference on Saturday, the recording is available here. We have further information about all the guest speakers from the conference below: Conference Chair: Annmarie O’Connor We are delighted to announce Annmarie O’Connor as our Virtu ..read more
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Cork Branch Local Glounthaune Group
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by Shane O'Brien
1w ago
The local Glounthaune group was established in April of 2023. We met the first Thursday of every month at 11.15am in the Glounthaune Village Community Centre. When we first met up, there was six of us and some months now we can have up to twenty plus. Currently we meet on a Wednesday. We use our time together to share ideas, information and ‘be there for one another’ whilst enjoying a cuppa. During the last few months we have had some visitors attend our group with information and research etc. Some of these are listed below; Padraig Cronin who is a Graduate entry Medicine who visited us twice ..read more
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Minister Donnelly Launches Wicklow Branch and Pledges to Review Funding for Parkinson’s Ireland
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by Shane O'Brien
2M ago
The Wicklow branch of Parkinson’s Ireland (“PI”) was officially launched in Ashford, Co. Wicklow, earlier today by the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD. During his speech, Minister Donnelly committed to addressing the lack of government funding for PI, in response to the CEO of Parkinson’s Ireland, Shane O’Brien, who highlighted the current lack of funding for PI in his speech. The Wicklow branch becomes the 19th branch of PI and will deliver vital services within the community to the circa 500 people living with Parkinson’s in Wicklow, their families and care partners. Dara MacMa ..read more
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Medication Shortage Update
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by Shane O'Brien
2M ago
Parkinson’s Ireland have been in contact with the pharmaceutical companies regarding the ongoing medication shortage. Please see below details: Clonmel Healthcare -Rasagiline: Return date is approximately the 27th of February 2024. TEVA – Azilect: Due back in stock in March 2024. Parkinson’s Ireland will continue to monitor and update, but if you have any concerns please speak with your pharmacist or prescribing consultant ..read more
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