Multiple Sclerosis Ireland: Facts and Information
Neurology MS Ireland is the national organisation providing information, support and advocacy for the 9,000 people living with Multiple Sclerosis and their families.
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
- Leinster – Dublin South, East Wicklow, Dublin North, Dublin West, Kildare, Louth, Meath, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford South, Athlone, Laois, Longford, Mullingar and Offaly
- Munster – Tipperary South, Waterford, Dungarvan, Cork City, Cork North West, Fermoy, Kerry North, Kerry South, West Cork, West Kerry, Clare, Limerick, Limerick West, Tipperary
- Connacht - Ballina, Galway, Roscommon, Mayo South, Tuam, Leitrim
- Ulster – Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal