The History of Hope Ireland

Hope Ireland was founded in 2015 by the late disability rights activist Dr Kevin Fitzpatrick OBE.

Our inaugural conference was attended by over 100 people in the RDS. See a news report on our launch here.

In June 2020, a number of years after Kevin’s untimely death, Hope Ireland hosted an online conference, featuring palliative care consultants, geriatricians, and disability rights advocates from both Ireland and around the world.