Defending, Empowering and Caring for Irish Hearts

Every hour someone in Ireland suffers from a stroke. Every day, hundreds of Irish people are diagnosed with heart disease.

The lives of these people are often cut tragically short. Many are left disabled. Almost 9,000 people die each year, making heart disease and stroke one of the nation’s biggest killers.

It shouldn’t be this way and this fact forms our reason for being. We are the nation’s heart and stroke charity.

Our mission is to eliminate preventable death and disability from heart disease and stroke and to support and care for those living with these life-changing conditions.

We work to achieve our mission through:

Read more about our mission and how we work to achieve it in our strategy, Defending, Empowering and Caring for Irish Hearts: Strategic Plan 2021-2024.

Irish Heart Foundation Strategy 2021- 2024

Defending, Empowering and Caring for Irish Hearts

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