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#Multiple Sclerosis

# multiple-sclerosis - Friday 29 May, 2020

I've been living with MS for 10 years now and remote working during Covid-19 is a huge help

Niamh McCarron says people with chronic illnesses and disabilities have been asking for remote working for years, often getting told that it can’t be supported, for a whole list of reasons.

# multiple-sclerosis - Saturday 14 March, 2020

'It's my saving grace': Calls for Ireland's only MS care centre to open for an extra 10 weeks a year

Karen Hynes has been going to the MS Care Centre for eight years.

# multiple-sclerosis - Saturday 7 March, 2020

'This is destroying lives': Patients say Ireland's neuro-rehab strategy has 'sat on a shelf for nearly a decade'

Neuro-rehabilitation services are needed by people living with MS, Parkinson’s disease and acquired brain injuries.

# multiple-sclerosis - Monday 20 January, 2020

Opinion: It's hard enough living with MS without having to push for support

A new EU index shows Ireland lagging in its care of patients with MS, writes Lauren McCauley.

# multiple-sclerosis - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Inclusion of chronic pain conditions on cannabis access scheme will be 'kept under review'

Only patients with specific medical conditions can access medicinal cannabis under the new programme.

# multiple-sclerosis - Thursday 28 February, 2019

'There's no tragedy for me': US actress Selma Blair opens up about MS

The Legally Blonde and Cruel Intentions star (46), was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in August 2018.

# multiple-sclerosis - Monday 25 February, 2019

From The Daily Edge Selma Blair is just as obsessed with her red carpet cane as everyone else Oscars

Selma Blair is just as obsessed with her red carpet cane as everyone else

Pink diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

# multiple-sclerosis - Friday 15 February, 2019

'The medication is constantly improving' - ex-Limerick star on living with multiple sclerosis

Former All-Star hurler Andrew O’Shaughnessy has always been positive about his condition.

# multiple-sclerosis - Monday 22 October, 2018

From The Daily Edge Selma Blair has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis after 'not being taken seriously' for years Selma Blair

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Man with MS living in nursing home reunited with childhood sweetheart on Liveline

Kevin Barron (59) was diagnosed with MS in his 20s and has lived in a nursing home for the last 13 years.

From The Daily Edge A pair of childhood sweethearts were reunited on Liveline where they reminisced about their first date Liveline

# multiple-sclerosis - Saturday 2 June, 2018

'My fear is that my carers are going to come in one morning to find I've passed away in bed'

52-year-old Kate Tobin suffers from multiple sclerosis and brittle bone disease.

# multiple-sclerosis - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Column: 'I have to teach myself to smile (I didn't realise it was so easy to lose a smile)'

53-year-old Bandon native Fiach Lynch has MS and is running the Cork City Marathon in June.

# multiple-sclerosis - Friday 23 March, 2018

Breakthrough could lead to treatment that would delay progression of advanced MS

MS affects around 9,000 people in Ireland.

# multiple-sclerosis - Thursday 8 March, 2018

MS drug pulled from Irish and EU market after 12 patients worldwide suffer 'serious brain disorders'

The European Medicines Agency has recommended the immediate suspension and recall of Zinbryta.

# multiple-sclerosis - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Dublin councillor with MS: 'I was on a walking stick at 32 ... now I plan to run the marathon'

Mark Wards writes about his journey from crippling depression to running the Dublin City Marathon for MS awareness.

# multiple-sclerosis - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Life with MS: 'Not only was I now disabled, I was a disabled bride'

Despite the uncertainty of MS, I’m honestly happier than I’ve ever been, writes Rosie McCormack.

# multiple-sclerosis - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific proof, EU court rules

The decision stems from the case of a man who developed MS shortly after being vaccinated against hepatitis B.

# multiple-sclerosis - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

"Adam says to me 'You have MS mum, but I’ve got to wear glasses'"

“I’ll stand up in Leinster House tomorrow and be announced as a person with MS – but that’s such a tiny bit of who I am.”

# multiple-sclerosis - Friday 6 January, 2017

'I need to speak to a professional' - Cork singer waiting for counselling after MS diagnosis

He said that while he was “doing as well as can be expected”, he is having problems accessing help.

# multiple-sclerosis - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Medicinal cannabis: 'It's magic. I now swim three times a week and can take steps in the water'

This evening the Dáil is debating the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

# multiple-sclerosis - Saturday 8 October, 2016

'My name is Claire. I have MS. I'm no different to anyone else'

The Cork woman says more investment is needed in disability services to ensure Ireland is a fair and equal society.

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

"You can beat this s**t" - former Slipknot drummer reveals he quit after losing the use of his legs

Joey Jordison has transverse myelitis.

# multiple-sclerosis - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

'My sister and I have never let it stop us from doing what we want to do'

Naomi Donaldson and her little sister were diagnosed with MS within a year of each other. She describes how they’ve coped with it.

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Irish scientist gets €2m grant to develop new treatment for arthritis, MS and Alzheimer’s disease

It could have a big impact on patients’ lives.

# multiple-sclerosis - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Mother of nine takes first steps in 21 years after being diagnosed with MS

“I thought this can’t be real, I just have to keep this up … I walked 100 steps, that’s like a marathon to me.”

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Four Irish brothers are running the New York marathon - 35 years after their first go

Tyrone natives the Quinn brothers are recreating their 1980 marathon attempt to raise funds for MS Ireland.

# multiple-sclerosis - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

'My vision blurred, like there was rain on the windscreen, but it wasn't raining'

Lucina Russell was diagnosed with MS in 2011. Here she explains why she is hopeful for her future.

# multiple-sclerosis - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Irish 'marvel molecule' treatment will help people with Alzheimer's, arthritis and MS

Scientists have discovered a common process across inflammatory conditions.

# multiple-sclerosis - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

My Story: I have multiple sclerosis, but it doesn't define me

Multiple sclerosis progresses differently for every person and while some individuals suffer great difficulties, others have thriving work, romantic and social lives.

# multiple-sclerosis - Friday 29 August, 2014

A high salt diet may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms

A small study has found that further research is needed into whether dietary salt reduction could ease MS symptoms or slow the progression of the disease.

# multiple-sclerosis - Monday 11 August, 2014

New MS drug now available in Republic

The drug has been made available through one HSE scheme.

# multiple-sclerosis - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Medicinal marijuana drug means end to buying drugs on the street

Tom Curran, partner of Marie Fleming, has welcomed the news that Savitex will be available to patients in Ireland.

# multiple-sclerosis - Monday 7 July, 2014

Medicinal cannabis will soon be legal and available for MS patients

The regulator said the product will be available after an imminent change to current drugs laws.

# multiple-sclerosis - Friday 13 June, 2014

Calls made for "wonder MS drug" to be made available by HSE

The drug fampridine which has a brand name Frampyra has been proven to increase the mobility of sufferers.

# multiple-sclerosis - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Cannabis helped Marie Fleming 'in lots of ways that prescribed drugs weren't able to'

Smoking cannabis helped with pain, spasms and to lift her mood, Tom Curran revealed today.

# multiple-sclerosis - Monday 30 December, 2013

HSE spent €7.5m providing injectable treatment for MS patients in 2013

In the first ten months of this year, the HSE paid for 814 patients to receive the treatment.

# multiple-sclerosis - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Marie Fleming laid to rest this afternoon after Wicklow service Right To Die This post contains images

Marie Fleming laid to rest this afternoon after Wicklow service

The grief and mourning for the 59-year-old was palpable in Avoca today.

# multiple-sclerosis - Monday 21 October, 2013

Cannabis legalisation: Where do the parties stand?

Independent TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is due to launch a bill in the coming days proposing the legalisation of the drug.

# multiple-sclerosis - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Luke Ming Flanagan: I'm still smoking cannabis... but not in Ireland

The independent TD is bringing forward a bill to legalise the drug later this year and will speak at the seventh annual Legalise Cannabis Ireland protest in Dublin later today.

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