#DontGiveUp JIA Campaign 2023

Click here to check out our latest campaign raising awareness of JIA. Schoolboy Adam McCarthy and Ireland & Leinster Rugby player James Lowe tell there stories. Read more

Arthritis Ireland Celebrates 40 Years

Arthritis Ireland recently celebrated 40 years of supporting people living with arthritis and the significant developments it has made as an organisation in the last four decades. Read more

Hurling legend and writer help raise awareness of arthritis

A hurling legend and a writer and geologist are sharing their personal stories to raise awareness of a form of inflammatory arthritis than can take up to eight years to diagnose in Ireland. Read more

Arthritis Ireland joins international federation representing patients with axial spondyloarthritis

Arthritis Ireland has joined the Axial Spondyloarthritis International Federation (ASIF), an international membership organisation representing 50 patient associations around the world. Read more

Arthritis Ireland looking to highlight impact of osteoarthritis on farmers

Arthritis Ireland is looking to speak to farmers about how osteoarthritis (OA) affects them, as part of a forthcoming awareness campaign. Read more

Mental health effects of arthritis under-recognised, says charity

National Arthritis Week (12-18 April) highlights the significant impact of arthritis on people’s mental health and wellbeing, in addition to physical symptoms such as joint damage and pain. Read more

Camogie star raises awareness around young people and arthritis

A leading camogie player, Waterford captain Niamh Rockett, is helping to raise awareness around arthritis that affects young people. Read more

UCD arthritis research conference highlights importance of self-management

The third annual UCD arthritis research conference will take place online on 18 November Read more

Arthritis Ireland appoints new chairman

Arthritis Ireland has announced the appointment of Tim O’Sullivan as its new chairman. He replaces Seoirse Smith who leaves the board after 10 years, including three as chair. Read more

Charity asks people to support Team Arthritis Ireland in Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon

Arthritis Ireland is asking for support in this year’s Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon, which is happening from 1-10 October. Read more

Awareness campaign about psoriatic arthritis launched

Sausage-like fingers or toes; a red scaly skin rash; pitted nails; and stiff, painful, swollen joints – these are some of the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, which Arthritis Ireland is highlighting in a new health awareness campaign. Read more

Arthritis Ireland asks people to raise funds and support those with arthritis by undertaking 30km in 30 days

Arthritis Ireland is encouraging people to raise funds by running, jogging, walking or cycling 30km over the 30 days of June to support people living with arthritis. Read more

Benefits of physical activity highlighted for people with arthritis – National Arthritis Week launched

National Arthritis Week launched today (20 April) with the theme "Every Movement Matters". Read more

Statement re cancellation of Arthritis Ireland events due to Covid-19

Arthritis Ireland has cancelled all events for the foreseeable future, which is based on expert advice from the HSE. Read more

Awareness campaign launched to educate patients about new treatment options

An information campaign to educate and inform patients about biosimilar medicines is launched today (3 March) by Arthritis Ireland. Read more

Award-winning courses for people with arthritis to be delivered nationwide

A series of six-week courses to help people living with arthritis manage their pain and fatigue and develop a healthy lifestyle will be delivered in 14 locations around the country, starting in February. Read more

Large attendance at inflammatory arthritis info evening in Athlone

A large attendance from across the midlands turned out last Wednesday (6 November) for an information evening in Athlone about ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Read more

GENE-ius: Irish research leads to naming of human gene linked to rheumatoid arthritis

A team of doctors and scientists at the UCD Centre for Arthritis Research has been investigating the previously unnamed, mystery gene since a difference in its DNA code was linked with rheumatoid arthritis. Read more

National arthritis research initiative launched

A national initiative that will improve patient-centred arthritis research was launched today (Thursday 24 October) in Dublin Read more

Experiences of living with rheumatoid arthritis collected in new book

A book featuring first-hand, personal accounts of living with rheumatoid arthritis, an incurable autoimmune disease that affects 45,000 people in Ireland, is published this week. Read more