Muscular Dystrophy Ireland (MDI) is a voluntary organization, which was established in 1972 by a small group of people in the west of Ireland to support families who had a member with muscular dystrophy. Since then it has grown considerably and it now has a membership of over 540 members and a network of branches throughout Ireland. There are now MDI offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Sligo, Tullamore and Kells, and MDI staff members are also based in the Mid-West and South East regions. MDIs primary objective is to provide support for people and their families who are affected by muscular dystrophy and allied neuromuscular condition.
Muscular Dystrophy Ireland aims to provide information, advice and support to people with neuromuscular conditions and their families through a range of support services. Our objective is to promote through practical empowerment, independent living for people with the condition muscular dystrophy. MDI supports advocating for services to enable people with neuromuscular conditions to fully participate in society and to live a life of their own choosing. MDI also aims to support and fund research into neuromuscular conditions.