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At least half a million people in Ireland are affected by neurological injury and illness today. Neurological illnesses are complex diseases and diagnosis and treatment are also correspondingly complex. Fortunately, recent advancement and achievement in neuroscience research have contributed to a vastly enhanced understanding of brain injury and disease.

Role of the Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience.

In Ireland those with neurological diseases are cared for by highly motivated neurospecialists, who constitute the membership of the Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience. These neuroscientists working at centres in Belfast, Cork, Derry, Galway, Craigavon, Dublin, Waterford, Sligo and Limerick and frequently collaborating on projects, are engaged in applying the knowledge gained at international centres and in further developing that knowledge in Ireland. The opportunity of meeting the challenge of answering important questions about neurological conditions, is contingent on the Institute securing financial help and support.

Brain Research  

Since its formation in 1986 a lay funding organisation, the Irish Brain Research Foundation operating as Brain Research, raised funds to support neuroscience research in Ireland. The Institute is most appreciative of the efforts of the Irish Brain Research Foundation (IBRF) over many years.
The IBRF  closed in 2005, and the Institute will continue to raise funds for Brain Research.
With the help and support of you, the public, it is hoped that funding may be made available for research into neurological illness such as those listed below:

⇒ Multiple Sclerosis                     ⇒ Motor Neurone Disease                  ⇒ Huntington's Disease                    ⇒ Dystonia                    ⇒ Epilepsy
⇒ Parkinson's Disease                 ⇒ Alzheimer's Disease                       ⇒ Guillain Barré Syndrome               ⇒ Meningitis                 ⇒ Migraine
How you can help

You can assist us to support the advancement of neurological research and education in the following ways.

  1. Donation. Charitable donations* may be forwarded to: Research and Education Funding, Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, P. O. Box 351, Limerick, Ireland. Telephone +353 (0)61 622652 Email:
  2. Fundraiser. Run a fundraiser in aid of the IICN
  3. Sponsorship. Secure sponsorship and take part in an organised event in aid of the IICN.
*Tax Relief for donations

The IICN is a charity and donations to the Institute are eligible for tax relief. Section 848A of the Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997 provides for a scheme of tax relief for certain “eligible charities” and other “approved bodies” in respect of donations received on or after 6th April, 2001. Relief is currently available on donations of minimum €250.

  • PAYE only taxpayer, the relief will be given on a “grossed-up” basis to the eligible charity or approved body, as the case may be, rather than by way of a separate claim to tax relief by the donor. In other words the donation will be treated as having been received by the eligible charity or approved body ‘net’ of income tax.
  • In the case of a donation made by an individual who pays tax on a self-assessment basis, the individual will claim the relief and there is no grossing up arrangement. Similarly, in the case of a donation made by an individual who pays portion of his / her tax under the self-assessment system but also pays tax under the PAYE tax system, the individual will claim the relief and there is no grossing up arrangement.
  • In the case of corporate donations, the company will claim a deduction for the donation as if it were a trading expense; again there is no grossing up arrangement in this case.

Please click on the link to follow to view the Revenue Commission's information leaflet and form to claim tax relief for donations Tax Relief for donations
For further information on this provision please contact the IICN at


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