COVID-19 Booster Update for Immunocompromised Patients

By ika | January 14, 2022

The information below is taken directly from a HSE Partner Pack sent to the Irish Kidney Association this morning. COVID-19 booster for people with weak immune systems: People who have a weak immune system, also called immunocompromised, can now get a booster dose. People in this group were offered a third dose of the COVID-19 […]


By ika | January 13, 2022

A Galway couple is celebrating a successful cross border four-way kidney transplant swap which took place on 4th January 2022. Eoin Madden from Kiltullagh in County Galway is now enjoying a newly transplanted kidney which he received from a stranger in the UK as his wife Michelle (Shelly) Tooher, is recovering from donating one of […]


By Colin White | December 29, 2021

        PRESS RELEASE                                           29th December 2021 IKA APPRAISAL OF PRELIMINARY END OF YEAR FIGURES FOR ORGAN DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION The Irish Kidney Association (IKA) acknowledges the kindness of the 64 deceased donors, and their families, who, in a time of great sorrow which has been accentuated by the uncertainties and restrictions of […]

Minister for Health announces updates to Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

By ika | December 8, 2021

Department of Health Press Release – 8 December 2021. The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, has accepted new recommendations in relation to Ireland’s COVID-19 vaccination programme. The recommendations were made by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), who has endorsed these recommendations. NIAC have strongly recommended that children […]

Statement on cancellation of transplant operation in November due to lack of ICU bed.

By ika | November 23, 2021

The Irish Kidney Association is very disappointed to learn about a transplant operation not proceeding at the Mater Hospital, earlier this month, due to the lack of an ICU bed. Our thoughts are with the patient, who was called for a life saving operation, which was then postponed because of resource shortages, rather than a […]

Kerry holiday homes remain open for winter

Kerry Holiday Homes Remaining Open

By ika | November 19, 2021

In great news for families looking for a winter getaway, our Kerry Holiday Homes will be remaining open for the winter 21/22 season! If you are interested in availing of a holiday, please contact as soon as possible as spaces are sure to fill up quickly.

IKA Chairman of the Board Colin Mackenzie addresses the 36th Annual Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving

36th Annual Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving Broadcast Details

By ika | November 15, 2021

The Irish Kidney Association’s 2nd virtual and 36th Annual Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving for organ donors, will be broadcast on RTÉ News Channel and on the RTÉ Player on Sunday, 21st November 2020 at 2.15pm. The inter-church Service, which has already been pre-recorded by Kairos Communications at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in […]

Statement in response to the Report on European figures on organ donation and transplantation

By ika | September 30, 2021

The report is a timely reminder of the core message of this year’s European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation for families to have the conversation to share their wishes about organ donation.  This day will be held on the 9th of October. (Link below) COVID-19 has had a major detrimental impact on kidney patients […]

Return to Work Letter to Employers

By ika | September 29, 2021

The Irish Kidney Association, together with The Irish Heart and Lung Transplant Association, (IHLTA) and Multiple Sclerosis Ireland, have written a letter for medically vulnerable employees to give to their employers as workplaces and offices return post-Covid. Click here to download a copy of the letter.

IKA Now Accepting Applications As Part of the HRCI-HRB Joint Funding Scheme 2022

By ika | September 23, 2021

We are pleased to announce that the Irish Kidney Association is accepting applications as part of the HRCI-HRB Joint Funding Scheme 2022. The Irish Kidney Association is a member of Health Research Charities Ireland (HRCI- formerly Medical Research Charities Group), which was founded in 1998 with the aim of supporting charities in Ireland to increase […]

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