Dear Members,

Following the CRA investigation into Ataxia Ireland and a lengthy internal investigation by the Ataxia Ireland CLG Board, the following conclusions have been reached:

  • The CEO that governed the charity’s actions over the last 13 years is no longer employed by Ataxia Ireland
  • The Board feels that the Charity no longer has the trust of its members or the wider public, and this makes fundraising impossible both currently and into the future
  • The Board feels that the duty of care to the members of Ataxia Ireland CLG and indeed future members, can and will be better served by a different organisation going forward
  • The Board will be closing down Ataxia Ireland CLG over the coming weeks and after continuing discussions will entrust AFI (Ataxia Foundation Ireland) with the responsibilities and duties previously performed and carried out by Ataxia Ireland for its members

The Board would like to thank all of our members, their families, fundraisers, donors, the HSE and of course the general public that have all supported Ataxia Ireland over the years.

These decisions were not made lightly but the situation that the board unknowingly inherited leaves us with little or no option from an ethical and financial stand point.

Should you wish to contact Ataxia Ireland CLG in the short term, please e-mail and your e-mail will be responded to in early course. However, as we only have part-time staff at this juncture, we would respectfully ask you to understand that any response may not be immediate. Further details in relation to the transition of the services to AFI will be posted on our website as progress is made in the coming weeks.

AFI can be reached through the following mediums:

  1. via their website
  2. ringing (087) 3616616
  3. e-mail
  4. by post to Gorteen , Inch, Gorey, Co. Wexford

Kind regards

Yours sincerely

The Board of Ataxia Ireland CLG

11th May 2018


Ataxia Ireland CLG has decided to close the Monthly Lottery from the end of January 2018.

Your contribution to the charity through this fundraising medium has been much appreciated and we thank you for your support in the past.

All those with a balance on their account at the end of January have been contacted and will be sent a refund in due course by cheque.

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