Welcome to the Irish MPS Society website

The Irish Society for Mucopolysaccharide and related Diseases
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With the Country opening up, we will be continuing to follow the Covid-19 guidelines and will be hoping to resume our activities when it is safe to do so.

Dates for your diary 2019

  • 03rd – 06th 2019 May Kilcuan, Clarinbridge, Co Galway
  • 04th May 2019 AGM, Kilcuan, Clarinbridge, Co Galway
  • 15th May International MPS Awareness Day
  • 28th -30th June 2019 MPS National Conference, Coventry, UK
  • 31st August 2019 Memorial Day at Belvedere House, Mullingar, Co Westmeath
  • 08th December 2019    Christmas Party, Belvedere House, Mullingar, Co Westmeath

Vimizim News

Press Release – HSE Refuse Funding


The HSE have confirmed that they WILL NOT FUND the life changing drug VIMIZIM for those suffering with the ultra rare disease MORQUIO. This announcement comes 3 years after Vimizim gained licensing approval from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on 28th April 2014. (Click below link for full text) 



HSE Refuses funding for Vimizim

The HSE has decided to refuse to reimburse Vimizim in Ireland due to lack of clinical data and a perceived lack of value for money.





 Rare Disease Day 2015 Video





The Irish MPS Society is a voluntary support group which represents and supports children and adults suffering from Mucopolysaccharide and related diseases, their families, carers and professionals.

It is a registered charity, managed by the members themselves, and entirely supported by voluntary donations and fundraising.

The aims of the Irish MPS Society are as follows:

  • to act as a support network for those affected by MPS and related diseases
  • to bring about more public awareness of MPS and related diseases
  • to promote and support research into MPS and related diseases