Survey highlights impact of Covid-19 on people with arthritis

Research published by Arthritis Ireland to mark World Arthritis Day looks at the impact of Covid-19 on people living with arthritis. Read more

Arthritis Ireland launches free online courses to support people during Covid-19

Arthritis Ireland has launched a series of free online courses this autumn to support people during Covid-19. 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

Survey launched on impact of Covid-19 on people with arthritis

Arthritis Ireland has launched a nationwide survey asking people with arthritis to share their experiences of Covid-19. 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

Patients encouraged to get involved in research at Arthritis Ireland annual lecture

A greater number of patients being involved in research will enable researchers to start differentiating disease subtypes and move closer to personalised medicine, according to Prof Ursula Fearon at the Arthritis Ireland annual lecture. Read more

Arthritis Ireland receives €260,000 to support community activities

Arthritis Ireland has been awarded €260,436 by Pobal on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development to support its community activities. Read more

Twice as many children with Down syndrome have arthritis than previous estimates

Children with Down syndrome are being diagnosed and treated earlier thanks to world-first study by Irish researchers into the disease. Read more