On September 11th 2014, the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Professor Mary McCarron welcomed colleagues, family & friends to the opening of the Academic Unit of Neurology, in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin. Professor Orla Hardiman addressed those in attendance for her Inaugural Lecture entitled “Evolving Dimensions of Motor Neuron Disease: The Irish Story”. A food and drinks reception was enjoyed by all following the event.