COVID-19 “Beat The Boredom” Competition Winners!

By ika | May 20, 2020

We had some fabulous entries to our recent COVID-19 “Beating The Boredom” competition, and now it’s time to find out who has won themselves a One-4-All voucher! There were initially four categories in the competition, but all the entries we recieved were for the same category. To give everyone a better chance, we have instead […]

COVID-19 Video Contest Terms & Conditions

By ika | April 20, 2020

Contest description A video contest organised by Irish Kidney Association (IKA) for the entertainment of others on our website. Contest opens for entries on 20 April 2020. Entry is free. Be creative and show us how you’ve been beating the boredom! Submit a video on any of the following topics: Category #1: Promotion of Organ […]

Kidney transplant patients left waiting ‘in limbo’ for surgery

By ika | April 20, 2020

People awaiting kidney transplants have expressed concerns that no date has yet been given as to when the surgeries, which were paused because of the coronavirus, will resume. Read the full article on RTÉ news.

Resources for Stress Control and Coping with Isolation

By ika | April 14, 2020

Update 1: The Irish government have launched a new webpage with lots of advice and tips on how you can look after your mental wellbeing and cope with your new daily routine. You can find all of this here: Update 2: HSE, Health & Wellbeing will be offering a Stress Control programme online, commencing […]

Minister for Health signs regulations to assist with prescriptions

By ika | April 3, 2020

Press Release Published: 3 April 2020 From: Department of Health Click here to view original document. Minister for Health Simon Harris has today (Friday, 3 April) signed two statutory instruments to relieve some of the pressures on our GPs, pharmacists and patients in accessing prescriptions. The Minister signed the Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) […]

Managing Mental Health During COVID-19

By ika | March 23, 2020

‘Between Stimulus and Response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom’ Dr Viktor E. Frankl Man’s Search for Meaning    We are certainly in a time where choosing our response may be a great challenge to us all. As […]


By ika | March 22, 2020

The Irish Kidney Association are pleased to confirm the 30c per kilometre, for self-management of your own transport from your home to your dialysis centre and return, is now available from the HSE. Please click here or the image below to view the details:  


By ika | March 14, 2020

Please click here to find details of the new booking system for patients requiring accommodation in Dublin whilst our Support Centre is closed.



By ika | March 14, 2020

As part of Covid-19 contingency plans Beaumont Hospital has sequestered the Irish Kidney Association’s Renal Support Centre which is located on the grounds of Beaumont Hospital. The Irish Kidney Association’s thirteen ensuite double bedrooms facility provides free overnight accommodation to kidney patients and their families who are travelling from the country for their appointments, clinics, […]

Government Update 12th March 2020

By ika | March 13, 2020

What is happening? The Government is announcing additional measures to protect citizens by delaying the spread of COVID-19. The general public is asked to follow this advice and keep informed of this ongoing outbreak. We are actively working to delay the spread of this virus, so that our health system will be able to respond […]

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