MS Ireland Pre-Budget 2023 Briefing

MS Ireland were delighted to address members of the Oireachtas yesterday as part of our Pre-Budget event in Leinster House. We welcomed 20 TDs and Senators to the Pre-Budget Submission Briefing and Panel Discussion.

The panel at the MS Ireland Pre-Budget Briefing
Alison Cotter speaking to Oireachtas members at the prejudged event

MS Ireland are calling for:
* An increase of €600,000 in annual investment in the National MS Care Centre
* Sustainable funding for national physiotherapy services for people with Multiple Sclerosis, and other neurological conditions totalling €880,000 per annum across all 9 CHOs
* Provision of a further 100 neurology nurses in order to address unacceptable waiting period, delays with diagnosis and treatment, with at least 20 to be provisioned in Budget 2023
* Increase in measures to combat the increasing cost of disability

A panel of experts on the above asks briefed Oireachtas members on the importance of their inclusion in Budget 2023 and the negative impact on people living with MS and other neurological conditions if these asks are not met.

MS Ireland will continue engagement with Oireachtas members in the lead up to Budget Day and beyond.

To find out more about our Budget 2023 asks, visit: