About Us

The Irish Osteoporosis Society (IOS) was founded by Professor Moira O’Brien in 1996 as a patient support organisation for those suffering from Osteoporosis, their families and to provide information to health professionals on all aspect of this disease. We help people across Ireland look after their bones and appreciate the importance of bone health for everybody. For those who do develop osteoporosis, we are here to help them live well.

How We Help

For over 25 years we have put the needs of people with osteoporosis first and foremost. We focus our efforts on what’s best for the person and what makes the biggest difference to their lives so that they can live well with osteoporosis. Our work includes:

  • Raising awareness of bone health and the impact osteoporosis can have
  • Maintaining the helpline so we can assist people with their bone health queries
  • Provide information, advice, and support for people living with this silent disease
  • Work with the healthcare system to update patients on improved care

How We Are Funded

The Charity has two full-time employees, to cover the Republic of Ireland.

The Charity is very dependent on those diagnosed with bone loss to help support our work. The fact you are reading this, you are on our website and we would really appreciate it if you would consider supporting the Charity by becoming a member, or a once off donation.

Board & Staff

The Irish Osteoporosis Society is registered as a charity with the Charities Regulatory Authority. The Society is governed by its Constitution which provides for a member-based organisation with the following mission:

To provide a quality service in improving the lives of people affected by osteoporosis and all aspects regarding this condition.

Financial Accounts

Learn about the way we spent your donations and our funding in the past number of years.