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November 18, 2020 0 Comments

Spring cleaning may not be good for your health. This was the experience of one Maynooth resident following her enthusiastic assault on a long-neglected oven. The cleaning agent used by Orla Keane, 56,

March 5, 2020 0 Comments

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways.  It is caused by a virus called coronavirus.  (more…)

January 24, 2020 0 Comments

Alpha-1 Conference 2019 took place in the Marino Institute of Education in Dublin on Friday, October 25th.  The theme for Conference 2019 was “How Can We Increase Awareness?” and a diverse range of

November 14, 2019 0 Comments

People with COPD are invited to participate in an important new Irish study looking at the impact of COPD on mental health. (more…)

September 19, 2019 0 Comments

Alpha-1 Foundation Ireland attended the Health Research Charities Ireland (HRCI, formerly MRCG) research conference and 21st birthday celebration in Dublin on September 18th. It was a conference to showcase all of the patient-focused

August 30, 2019 0 Comments

A coffee morning in aid of Alpha-1 and in memory of the late Anna Cassidy will take place on Saturday 28th September between 11am and 2pm in the Methodist Hall in Donegal Town.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORJohn Joseph O’Donnell was born on Monday the 21st of November 1960 at Monfad, Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal at the home of his grandparents George and Mary Burke. John as a baby with

September 14, 2017 0 Comments

Can you imagine struggling to breathe… Close your eyes and focus on how you breathe, how you take this basic task for granted, you just do it without thinking about it. It’s really

September 12, 2017 0 Comments

The Annual Alpha-1 Conference for 2017 will take place on Friday October 20th in Marino Institute of Education on Griffith Avenue in Dublin 9. We are delighted to announce this year's special guest

May 30, 2017 0 Comments

The Alpha-1 Action Group are holding a protest at the gates of Dáil Éireann, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 tomorrow Wednesday, May 31st at 12.30pm. The protest is to urge the Government to fund