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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Motor neurone disease

Last year
Scottish rugby legend Doddie Weir dies aged 52
The former international had been previously diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.
'Players were getting knocked out on a Thursday and playing on a Saturday'
Rugby’s biggest challenge was discussed on today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra.
# Charlie Bird
Charlie Bird has been conferred with the Freedom of County Wicklow
He is only the third receipient of the honour, after Daniel Day-Lewis and Katie Taylor.
# Marcus Stewart
Former Premier League striker Marcus Stewart diagnosed with motor neurone disease
The ex-Ipswich and Sunderland forward’s diagnosis came after 12 months of testing.
# out in numbers
'After the diagnosis I was in an extraordinarily dark place, they have lifted me out of that'
Former Gloucester and Leicester lock Ed Slater says he has been overwhelmed by support after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease.
# up for the fight
Gloucester lock Ed Slater will 'meet challenge head-on' after motor neurone disease diagnosis
The 33-year-old announced his retirement with immediate effect yesterday.
# Vital Funds
Dundalk unveil charity jersey in aid of Motor Neurone Disease
The unique one-off jersey will be worn in their clash with Shelbourne on 22 April.
Charlie Bird: 'I am so thankful to the people who raised money and will climb with me today'
The broadcaster who is battling motor neurone disease looks forward to today’s climb of Croagh Patrick, with €1 million already raised.
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# Motor neurone disease
Charlie Bird: 'I probably won't have my voice in three or four months' time'
Veteran broadcaster Charlie Bird said his final wish would be that as a country, we look after those who are ill and sick.
# Charlie Bird
Charlie Bird confirms he has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease
Bird spent 38 years at RTÉ and was its chief reporter and Washington correspondent
'He was full of ideas for the future': Archbishop of Dublin pays tribute to Fr Tony Coote
Fr Tony Coote, who suffered from motor neurone disease, died last week.
Tributes paid following death of motor neurone disease campaigner Fr Tony Coote
Fr Coote’s Walk While You Can campaign raised hundreds of thousands of euro for research.
# Spinraza
'A price has been put on the value of life': HSE will not reimburse drug for children with rare condition
The HSE said the current price of Spinraza – more than €20 million over five years – is not cost-effective.
# Interview
Doddie Weir: Living with MND, the crusade for a cure and the global rugby family
‘The truly amazing support from the rugby community gives me a reason to get up in the morning.’
'Letterkenny to Ballydehob': Documentary follows one priest's battle with Motor Neurone Disease on his walk around Ireland
Fr Tony Coote completed his journey in his own modified wheelchair.
# family first
England captain dedicates 100th cap to seriously-ill footballer husband
‘This one’s for my family, my husband, who are there with you when there’s a lot of lows.’
# Drink tea for MND
'I'm 59 and soon I won't be able to hold my grandson'
Michael Clancy has Motor Neurone Disease.
South African rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen dies aged 45
The World Cup-winning Springbok scrum-half had been battling motor neurone disease since 2011.
# death charter
'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing'
The Irish Hospice Foundation wants people to talk about death, dying and grief more openly.
# Motor neurone disease
‘l just hope that I can keep going as long as I can without being a big problem to people... a burden I suppose"
A new study shows that people with MND can feel like a burden towards those who care for them.
# perspective
Emotional scenes at Celtic Park last night as club hosted terminally ill ex-Rangers player
Fernando Ricksen was diagnosed with motor neuron disease in 2013.
# simon binner
Company director uses Linkedin to announce plans to end his own life
Simon Binner has been suffering from Motor Neuron disease since January.
# The June Ball
Remember that time we were all chucking ice water over each other?
There are still people fighting the ‘unwinnable fight’ against MND.
# Motor neurone disease
This ice bucket challenge ad has caused a lot of confusion
The wording has people questioning what it means.
# Oops
The wording of this charity ad has caused a lot of confusion on Twitter
The Motor Neurone Disease Association ad has gotten flack on the internet.
# Nicky McFadden
'We would have been very grateful if it had been cancer': The pain of Motor Neurone Disease
As the first anniversary of Nicky McFadden’s death approaches, her sister Gabrielle recalls when her family got the news of her diagnosis.
# New Face
Six actors who underwent amazing transformations for movies
And you thought you worked hard for the money…
# Ice Ice Baby
A minister did the Ice Bucket Challenge today...any guesses?
Will this urge the Taoiseach to take on the ice? He has been nominated several times.
# Ice bucket enda
Will Enda Kenny do the ice bucket challenge? We asked...
He knows he’s been nominated but it’s uncertain whether the Taoiseach is going to soak himself.
Former Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council dies of Motor Neurone Disease
Mary Harty served as Cathaoirleach from 2011 to 2012.
Ice Bucket Challenge fund reaches €1 million mark in Ireland
Well done everyone!
The Ice Bucket Challenge: Where does the money go?
The Motor Neurone Disease charity lets us know…
# Your Say
Poll: Have you done the Ice Bucket Challenge?
Everyone and their granny are chucking buckets of ice water over each other. Have you?
# ice bucket challenge
Ice Bucket Challenge raises €680k for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association
The clogged-up Facebook feeds have been worth it.
# the game is on
Benedict Cumberbatch's ice bucket challenge - can he really 'break the internet'?
The Cult of Cumberbatch.
# Vintage
Michael O'Leary's ice bucket challenge is the most Michael O'Leary thing ever
Oh, and Denis O’Brien did one too.
Opinion: So... why are people suddenly chucking buckets of icy water over their heads?
One very, very good reason.
# Corey Griffin
The co-founder of the ice bucket challenge has died in a diving accident
The 27-year-old drowned in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Guy with Motor Neurone Disease does an emotional ice bucket challenge
What’s it’s all really about.
# Brrrrrr
17 essential DOs and DON'Ts of the Ice Bucket Challenge
Here’s how to make yours as epic as possible.