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Established in 1992, Chronic Pain Ireland is the national organisation providing information and support services to people living with chronic pain.

We are a registered charity. We work with all stakeholders including those living with chronic pain, their families and carers, health professionals, students, researchers and others interested in chronic pain.

Chronic Pain Ireland has demonstrated professional leadership in Ireland and throughout Europe by raising awareness of chronic pain, educating in methods of dealing with the condition, and advocating for the needs of people living in chronic pain.

We advocate for multi-disciplinary treatment centres, improved health services and changes to the educational curriculum so that healthcare providers are more aware of the condition and the challenges of diagnosing, treating and managing the condition.

We adhere to the principles of good corporate governance.  We are transparent and compliant with all regulatory requirements.

The History of Chronic Pain Ireland

Vision, Mission & Strategic Objectives

Charter of Rights

Our Team



Corporate Governance




Chronic Pain Ireland continues to grow and is providing much needed support for people living with the condition.


of people with Chronic Pain cannot work because of their condition


of people with Chronic Pain think that others doubt the existence of their pain


stated that the pain was so intense they wanted to die

These statistics were reported as part of our national campaign “My Pain Feels Like” that aimed to raise awareness of pain and support patients when communicating with their doctor.

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Membership Organisations

Chronic Pain Ireland is a proud member of many national and international patient advocacy organisations.

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Brain, Mind Pain Grant 2022-2023

awarded to Prof. Kieran O’Sullivan and Abigail Browne of the University of Limerick, Ireland in partnership with Chronic Pain Ireland for CBT-I World Café project

Irish Enterprise Awards 2021

Best Chronic Pain Management Advisory Service.

Brain, Mind Pain Grant 2019-2020

awarded to V. Vasiliou, School Applied Psychology UCC in partnership with Chronic Pain Ireland, ASPida project.

Irish Healthcare Awards 2017

Best Patient Education Project of the Year “My Pain Feels Like”.


Good Governance Awards 2017 – Joint Runner up of Category 1.

Irish Healthcare Awards 2011

Best Patient Educational Project – Can you Feel my Pain? Campaign.

Irish Medical Times 2010 Best Educational Project

General Practice/Pharmacy – Reeling in the Pain.

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