Lorraine Costello at the filming of the Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving 2020

A Tribute to Lorraine Costello, Patient Support Officer, on her Retirement

By ika | October 30, 2020

Today, Friday 30th October, is a sad day for the Irish Kidney Association as our much loved and admired Patient Support Officer Lorraine Costello retires. Below is a short tribute, written by IKA founding member and good friend, Angeline Cooke of the Galway branch. We invite you to leave well wishes for Lorraine in the […]

CEO Carol Moore with Chairman of the Board Colin Mackenzie


By ika | October 29, 2020

The Irish Kidney Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Carol Moore as Chief Executive Officer as it says farewell to Mr. Mark Murphy who has retired from the position after twenty years of valued service. Carol brings to the IKA, the registered charity which advocates for kidney patients, her considerable experience in […]

Winter Fuel Allowance

By ika | October 5, 2020

A Fuel Allowance is a payment under the National Fuel Scheme to help with the cost of heating your home during the winter months. It is paid to people who are dependent on long-term social welfare payments and who are unable to provide for their own heating needs. Only one Fuel Allowance is paid to […]

HSE launches Living Well Programme

By ika | October 1, 2020

HSE launches Living Well – an evidence-based free online programme supporting people with Long-Term Health Conditions during Covid-19 The HSE National Self-Management Support team is today officially launching Living Well a programme for adults with long-term health conditions. Living Well supports people to develop practical skills and confidence so they can manage their health condition better […]

A Tribute To Our Retiring CEO Mark Murphy

By ika | September 30, 2020

Today, Wednesday 30th September, marks the end of an era for the Irish Kidney Association as our long standing Chief Executive Officer Mark Murphy retires. Below is a short tribute, written by one of Mark’s good friends, member since 1998, and now Board Member Valerie Brady. We invite you to leave well wishes for Mark […]

Flu Vaccine Information

By ika | September 23, 2020

People with Kidney Disease and Organ Transplants are encouraged to get the Flu Vaccine each year to protect them from the sasonal flu virus. It is provided free to people who are at higher risk if they should contract the virus. To find out more about getting the vaccine, click here. View a leaflet about […]

3 Daves Run Virtual Boston Marathon In Dublin

By ika | September 13, 2020

Three Tallaght Athletics Club runners, Dave O’Callaghan, Dave Fitzpatrick, and Dave Callaghan, set themselves an ambitious challenge when they ran this year’s Boston Marathon on home soil today (Sunday, 13th September). They undertook the challenge in support of several Club members who have loved ones affected by organ failure, including two children, and to raise […]

Online “Living Well” Self Management Programme

By ika | September 2, 2020

Our “Living Well” self management programme for patients End Stage Kidney Disease is moving online. The programme is designed to help people learn ways of managing symptoms common to those living with kidney disease. Learn more from our flyer and register your interest by visiting our Counselling Page.

Notice of AGM

By ika | August 24, 2020

Please see below notice of the 2020 Annual General Meeting. The meeting will be held virtually for members at 2pm, Saturday 19th September 2020. You can visit our AGM page by clicking here. Click to View.


Returning to Work

By ika | August 21, 2020

As the country begins to reopen, you may think about returning to work. We cannot give specific advice as each person’s health is unique to them, but we have written up some things you might consider and ensure are in place before returning. Click here to view the document Click here to view our dedicated […]

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