Media Coverage of Parkinson's Awareness Week 2019 8th - 14th April.

A Dáil protest took place on World Parkinson's Day (April 11th) to highlight lack of Nurse Specialists and services in Ireland. To view the video please click here

 

Clare Connolly's (Young Parkinson's Ireland) interview on the Ryan Tubridy Show on the RTE Player, Monday 23rd April, available for another three weeks. www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/rteradiowebpage.html#!rii=b9_21543467_20433_22-04-2019_

 

 

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CEO Paula Gilmore, John & Martina Sinnott, Danny Byrne, Cathy & Brian Pollard  and Mr. Domhnall Egan at the Claire Byrne live show last night (16/04/19)

 

Also speaking on Claire Byrne Live, Brian Donnellan, who has Parkinson's disease, shows the dramatic effect of turning off his deep brain stimulation unit, which controls his Parkinson's symptoms. The units are made in Clonmel but are not available in Ireland. - To view the clip click here

 Gary Boyle (BOD) with Adell Dunleavy (Young Parkinson's Ireland) at the Claire Byrne Live show.

Stephen Donnelly, FF Health Spokesperson and last night's Claire Byrne Live programme:

www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/donnelly-wants-proper-supports-put-in-place-to-help-parkinsons-patients-918033.html

Kevin Humphreys TD hosted a briefing today as part of  CEO Paula Gilmore, Dr. Richard Walsh and Gary Boyle gave a great talk about the need to increase funding for treatments like deep brain stimulation, specialised nurses and community support.

 

 Michael Collins TD raised in the Dáil "how badly Parkinson's patients are treated in Ireland" - https://www.facebook.com/MichaelCollinsTD/videos/410238749523903/

Members of the Parkinson's Association interviewed as we protest about lack of nurses out side Leinster House - https://www.facebook.com/VirginMediaNews/videos/2329338180673994/

CEO Paula Gilmore with Frances Fitzgerald outside Leinster House.

Paddy Conaty (Cavan Branch)  interviewed on RTE News to mark World Parkinson's Day - https://www.facebook.com/rtenews/videos/428892781192008/

Interview covering our protest outside Leinster House to mark World Parkinson's Day and to highlight the lack of Parkinson's Specialist Nurses in Ireland. - https://www.newstalk.com/news/parkinsons-protest-leinster-house-847127

Brendan Howlin TD speaking outside Leinster House during World Parkinson's Day protest.

Sinead Hussey's Morning Ireland report about Parkinson's on 11th April

www.rte.ie/radio1/morning-ireland/highlights/2019/0411/1042064-more-nurses-needed-says-parkinsons-ireland/

 

Martina & John Sinnott (East Midlands Branch)

Interview in today's (11/04/2019) Irish Examiner with CEO Paula Gilmore and John and Martina Sinnott -https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/views/analysis/why-do-we-need-to-beg-for-funding-mr-harris-916892.html

 

CEO Paula Gilmores interview on Near FM discussing the lack of services and Specialist Nurses in Ireland -

http://nearfm.ie/podcast/?tag=paula-gilmore

 

Letter from Gary Boyle (PAI Board of Director) to the Irish Times published today (09/04/19)  - https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/time-for-focus-on-parkinson-s-disease-1.3853387?mode=amp

 

Interview RTE Radio 1 with Sean O'Rourke. Martina Sinnott (East Midlands Branch) with Adell Dunleavy (Longford Branch) who both give a frank and honest interview on being diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's - https://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=b9%5F21155347%5F15036%5F05%2D04%2D2017%5F

 

Interview on the  Pat Kenny Show. Martina Sinnott (East Midlands Branch) along with Prof Maeve Caldwell ( Board of Directors) on living with Parkinson's -   https://www.newstalk.com/listen-back

Choose 1st April in the boxes and then go to 1 hour 23 into the programme to hear Martina Sinnott and Prof Maeve Caldwell.

 

Interview with Brenda Donoghue Countrywide, RTE. Ted Horgan (Cork Branch) gives an interview talking about life as a Framer with Parkinson's Disease.

https://www.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/rteradiowebpage.html#!rii=b9_11014122_1523_23-03-2019_

 

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