Members of the public with any queries relating to MS are invited to call the MS Information Line 1850 233 233. Open Monday to Friday 10am–2pm. Calls are strictly confidential.

For more information on MS Ireland please visit www.ms-society.ie

What is MS?

MS is the most common chronic disabling disease of the Central Nervous System (CNS) affecting young adults in Ireland and is usually diagnosed between 20 and 40 years of age. The variance in presence, severity and duration of symptoms coupled with the intermittent and progressive nature of MS impacts not only the person with MS but also family. There is no known cause or cure for MS.

MS Ireland – the numbers

MS Ireland provides a wide range of specialised services and resources on a national, regional and local level.

9,000 people living with MS in Ireland.

MS Information Line – 1320 contacts made in 2015 January – October 2015

Individual and family support from regional community workers – 2,148

Physiotherapy Classes - 498

Newly diagnosed seminar - 24

The MS Care Centre, Ireland’s only dedicated respite and therapy centre for people with Multiple Sclerosis

12 people with MS, one week stay – 272 people with MS Jan-Oct 2015

Regional office and branch support

10 regional offices

38 voluntary branches

Societal cost of MS infographic (click to enlarge)