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,

October 5, 2020 0 Comments

Irish Alpha-1 research published last month in “Thorax”, one of the world's leading respiratory medicine journals, highlights the crucial importance of patient registries for rare conditions.   (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…)

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.

February 22, 2019 0 Comments

A major new report on the burden of lung disease on Ireland’s population has been published.  "Respiratory Health of the Nation 2018" provides an overview of the impact of respiratory disease in the

June 7, 2018 0 Comments

The Alpha-1 Foundation Ireland is currently involved in an exciting Irish Research Council funded project in collaboration with Dublin City University Sport and MedEx Wellness. Eóin Durkan from the School of Health and

November 9, 2017 0 Comments

The Annual Alpha-1 Patient Conference took place again this year in the Marino Institute of Education in Drumcondra in Dublin on Friday, October 20th. Over 60 Alphas and family members attended with plenty

November 9, 2017 0 Comments

The Annual Alpha-1 Patient Conference took place again this year in the Marino Institute of Education in Drumcondra in Dublin on Friday, October 20th. Over 60 Alphas and family members attended with plenty

November 9, 2017 0 Comments

Smoking is the number one risk factor for lung disease in those born with Alpha-1. The European Lung Foundation and the European Respiratory Society describe the benefits of quitting smoking in two excellent diagrams.