About us

About us

CF Ireland (CFI) is a voluntary organisation that was set up by parents in 1963 to improve the treatment and facilities for people with Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland. CF Ireland also co-operates with medical professionals to give maximum assistance to both parents and children/adults with Cystic Fibrosis.

We are supported by fundraising and voluntary contributions and are solely concerned with the well-being of people with Cystic Fibrosis.  

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland Mission Statement

To assist the development of the means to cure and control Cystic Fibrosis (CF), to promote the interests and welfare of persons with Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland and to assume advocacy for them and their needs resultant from their having Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

CF Ireland Provide:

  • Funding towards new Cystic Fibrosis units around the country, including dedicated in-patient, day care and out-patient facilities
  • Advocacy to shape government policy, for example, through the groundbreaking ‘Pollock Report’ on Cystic Fibrosis services and campaigning to improve lung transplantation rates in Ireland
  • Funding for medical and scientific research aimed at understanding, managing and treating Cystic Fibrosis
  • Funding for specialist Cystic Fibrosis multidisciplinary posts in hospitals throughout Ireland
  • Advice, information and advocacy services
  • Exercise, Transplant and Fertility Grants
  • Regular information updates on new treatments and developments in Cystic Fibrosis, especially through our website and bimonthly newsletter ‘Spectrum’
  • Support for public awareness about Cystic Fibrosis