Research Motor Neurone (RMN) is a charitable organisation based in Trinity College Dublin founded in 2007. The purpose of the Foundation is to support research in Motor Neurone Disease (MND), also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) undertaken by Trinity’s MND research group. RMN also strives to increase awareness of this incurable disease at both a national and international level.

MND research in Ireland is led by Orla Hardiman, Professor of Neurology at Trinity College Dublin and a world authority on MND and related neurodegeneration. Professor Hardiman is also the Health Service Executive (HSE) National Clinical Lead for Neurology. Ongoing research is needed to discover the cause, treatment and methods of improving quality of life for MND sufferers and their families.

The generous support from our donors helps us make progress in finding ways to help those who suffer from this debilitating condition. It is through the fundraising endeavours of all our sponsors that essential funds are raised to support RMN and our ongoing vital research. Thank you all for your kindness and continued support.

Read our 2022 Newsletter for an overview of key events and research involving RMN over the last 12 months.

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An insightful journey into Motor Neurone Disease (MND) research and care presented by a distinguished panel of experts.

This study day presents a valuable opportunity for healthcare professionals from diverse sectors to convene, fostering a deeper understanding of Motor Neurone Disease.

Esteemed experts from the distinguished panel will generously share their extensive knowledge and expertise in the realm of MND research and care. By attending, you will gain invaluable insights into the latest treatments, and care strategies, equipping you to make a tangible impact in the lives of MND patients, their families and caregiver’s.

In addition to engaging presentations, you will also have the opportunity to be immersed in thought-provoking discussions and connect with like-minded individuals who share your unwavering dedication to advancing MND research and care.

Tickets available on Eventbrite.

Ticket price includes lunch.

Trinity’s Professor Orla Hardiman Wins 2023 HRB Impact Award

Professor Orla Hardiman of Trinity College Dublin has once again been recognised for her remarkable contributions to research into neurodegenerative conditions. Recently, she was awarded the prestigious Impact Award by the Health Research Board (HRB), which is given to individuals whose research improves health policy and leads to meaningful changes in healthcare. The Impact Award recognizes researchers who have made a significant impact on health policy and led to meaningful improvements in people’s health and care.

Dr. Mairéad O’Driscoll, CEO of HRB, praised Hardiman for her exceptional work in the field. She stated that throughout her career, Hardiman has put her patients and their families first, which has been the main driver for her research and contribution to advancing professional practice. Hardiman is a leading authority on the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other forms of motor neuron disease (MND).

In her acceptance speech, Professor Hardiman expressed her gratitude and humbleness. She said, “My genuine hope is that I, and our research group, have made an impact that will outlast our own professional careers and that we will in the future be able to say that ALS/MND is a chronic, rather than a fatal, condition.”

Hardiman’s research has had a significant impact on the lives of many individuals and their families, and her contributions have helped to improve healthcare policies and practices.

Trinity Precision ALS 2022

The launch of precision ALS programme is an important step forward in research to find effective therapies for motor neurone disease. The research explore the biological reason why different patients with ALS have different trait. Bringing together bioscience and data science to develop a personalised precision medicine can provide the right treatments for the people at the right time.

An International Collaboration To Find Effective Treatments For Motor Neurone Disease


TRICALS is the largest research initiative to find a cure for ALS to date. 40 top research centres in 14 countries have joined hands with patient organisations and fundraisers to reach one goal: find effective treatments for ALS. Learn more by clicking the button below!

Precision ALS

Precision ALS
‘The right drug, for the right patient, in the right dose, at the right time’ 
Please watch the latest video on Precision ALS, made in conjunction with Science Foundation Ireland ,that helps to convey the objective of enabling a smarter approach to understanding and ultimately treating Motor Neurone Disease.

Trinity’s Prof Orla Hardiman named SFI Researcher of the Year

Prof Orla Hardiman was named as  Researcher of the Year 2022 for her “outstanding contribution” to  understanding of motor neurone disease and treatments. Accepting the award, Hardiman said understanding the processes that drive neurodegeneration is the “final frontier” in neuroscience.

The prestigious awards held by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), honour the dedication and contributions researchers make to Irish society.

SFI director general Prof Philip Nolan said “these awards reflect the dedication and determination of our researchers as they work to discover new knowledge, to innovate, and to make the world a better place.

I would like to congratulate Prof Orla Hardiman as the 2022 SFI Researcher of the Year. She has made an outstanding contribution to our understanding of, and the treatment and care of people with motor neurone disease.”


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Beaumont MND Clinic

Our Specialists in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Nutrition, and we have access to Respiratory Medicine and …


Information about the latest research, research resources and our research blog can be found if you click on the button below!

The Clinical Team

The Clinical Team consists of many people with different knowledge. A neurologist, social workers, therapists, and more who do their best for the patients.

Covid-19 and MND

To make sure that people with MND continue to receive excellent care, our clinical and research doctors at TCD, along with …

Telehealth in MND

TiM stands for Telehealth in Motor Neuron Disease. The TiM platform is a system hosted on the application, MyPathway, through which people living with MND…


Charity Number: CHY 17822
Registered Charity Number: 20067076

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