NRO position on provision of COVID-19 vaccine to patients with End Stage Kidney Disease

By ika | December 9, 2020

The National Renal Office (NRO) endorses the position taken by other International Nephrology Societies/patient groups regarding the provision of the COVID 19 vaccine for “extremely vulnerable” patients with End Stage […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]