Who we are

FND Ireland is the first Irish registered not for profit organisation dedicated to advocating for and supporting those living with Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) in Ireland.

We are an entirely voluntary organisation with a committed team that plans to grow into the future and extend our reach to the entire FND community in Ireland.

Our story

After being diagnosed with motor FND in 2021 our founder Eamon McPartlin realised there was no Irish FND support organisation. Given Eamon’s background in advocacy he became a peer support volunteer with a global FND charity and got them to set up in 2022 a closed Facebook group and monthly online peer support meetings for Ireland. In early 2023 Eamon stepped away from this global FND charity to concentrate on his advocacy role with the Neurology Support Centre in Sligo.

Over the next few months many people living with FND contacted Eamon and it became clear there was a need for a dedicated Irish FND advocacy and support organisation. With the support of Dr. Aoife Laffan, Consultant Neurologist, St James Hospital, Dublin and Catherine Cummins, the mother of a teenager daughter with FND, FND Ireland was set up and registered as a not for profit company limited by guarantee at the end of 2023.

Our mission

Our mission is to advocate for better awareness and clinical advancements, promote research and provide support to those living with FND in Ireland.

Our vision

Our vision is a society that understands FND, where those living with FND experience a better quality of life.