UK Renal Community Position Statement on Covid-19 Vaccination

By ika | December 4, 2020

Below is an interesting position paper from the renal community in the UK in relation to the Covid-19 vaccination. We are currently working with the National Renal Office to achieve higher prioritisation for renal patients in the delivery of a suitable vaccine (that has been declared suitable for renal patients – people on dialysis and […]

President addresses the Annual Service of Remembrance & Thanksgiving

By ika | November 15, 2020

President Michael D. Higgins gave a special address at the 35th Annual Service of Remembrance & Thanksgiving on Sunday 15th November 2020. As part of his special message, he said “All of you have enriched and extended the lives of others, have played a vital role in the making possible of new chapters of hope […]

IKA Submission To The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters

By ika | November 13, 2020

The Joint Committee on Disability Matters in the Oireachtas recently invited written submissions from interested groups or individuals to hear about the lived experience of people with disabilities on the issues that affect them and their families and/or carers. These submissions will assist the Committee in what they need to focus on in their role as […]

Pre-recording of the Virtual Service of Remembrance 2020 in Newman Church, Dublin

Virtual Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving

By ika | November 1, 2020

The Irish Kidney Association’s 1st virtual and 35th Annual Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving for organ donors, will be broadcast on RTÉ One and RTÉ Radio One Extra on Sunday, 15th November 2020 at 11am. Much of the production has already been recorded by Kairos Communications under the direction of producer Fr. Finbarr Treacy. The inter-church […]

Ten Runaway Cats Begin 1320 Km Challenge On All Saints’ Day For IKA

By ika | November 1, 2020

A group of Kilkenny runners have pledged to run 5 kilometres every day throughout November, starting on All Saints’ Day, to honour the memory of the deceased father of one the group and to raise awareness about the plight of people with organ failure and funds for the Irish Kidney Association. The deceased, Patrick Williams […]

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 […]

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