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Charities Call on Government to Ramp Up Investment in Medical Research, to Streamline Access to New Life-Changing Therapies and to Develop National Patient Disease Registries

– Group Publishes Manifesto for Medical Research and Demands Urgent Passing of Human Tissue, and Health Information & Patient Safety Bills before Dáil’s Dissolution – Dublin – Buswells Hotel: Thursday November 26 2015 The Medical Research Charities Group (MRCG), representing a coalition of more than 30 charities, has today called for investment in medical research to… Read more »

Private Members Draw: And the WINNER is…

Congrats to Mr William Carter, Portlaoise, Co Laois – our lucky winner of October’s Private Members Draw! Winning the grand prize of a car. Well done William & thank you for supporting. To enter the Private Members Draw please contact Emma on 01 6789004 or – monthly prizes up for grabs!

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MRCG/HRB 2016 Funding Scheme Announcement

Fighting Blindness is pleased to announce its participation in the MRCG/HRB Joint Funding Scheme 2016, between the Health Research Board and the Medical Research Charities Group. Details of the scheme can be found on This scheme will allow Fighting Blindness to provide joint funding for research programmes into retinal research which could lead to… Read more »

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Good luck Tony – New York Bound!

BEST OF LUCK to Fighting Blindness Head of Fundraising, Tony Ward, setting off today to take on the TCS New York City Marathon to raise much needed funds & awareness for Fighting Blindness… Tony’s just over half way to his fundraising goal. Please support his mission by donating online on his EveryDayHero page. “I’m aiming to run… Read more »

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Our Choir Needs You!

The Visionaries Choir are looking for new members to join their ranks… If you or someone you know has a visual impairment & an interest in music or singing please get in touch! The choir meets every Saturday morning to practice. Their next gig takes place Thursday, December 17th at St Teresa’s Church, Clarendon St. Dublin… Read more »

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Spark Therapeutics Announces Positive Top-line Results from Pivotal Phase 3 Trial of SPK-RPE65 for Genetic Blinding Conditions

Meets primary and first two secondary endpoints with high statistical significance and no serious adverse events related to SPK-RPE65 Demonstrates restoration of functional vision and improvement in light sensitivity in subjects previously progressing toward complete blindness First randomized, controlled Phase 3 Trial of a gene therapy for a genetic disease Spark Therapeutics today announced positive… Read more »