About The MAI
Our Mission Statement
The Migraine Association of Ireland is a registered charity (Registered Charity No. CHY 11252). We are a membership-based organisation consisting of people with migraine or other headache disorders and members of their family and friends. We speak on behalf of people with migraine to policy makers.
We aim to empower people and optimise quality of life by:
- Providing information & support
- Creating awareness and promoting education
- Encouraging research and treatment
- Seeking improved services
The Migraine Association of Ireland [MAI] has been operating since 1994 as a registered charity. From modest beginnings, the association has quickly developed into the exceptional support organisation and influential campaigner that it is today.
This development has been recognised in the form of the ‘Irish Patient Association of the Year’ award and the ‘Best use of Information Technology’ national award for our website: www.migraine.ie.
The association is a member of the World Headache Alliance (WHA), the European Headache Alliance (EHA), the Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI) and the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI). Through these organisations, the interests of our migraineur members are widely represented and recognised.
The MAI is now world-renowned for its energy and determination in providing up-to-date quality information and advice, promoting the best treatment for migraine sufferers and raising awareness among health professionals and the general public about what can be a particularly debilitating condition.
Our current patron is the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins.