Health Research Charities Ireland consists of approx. 40 charities. Together, they represent well over 1 million patients across Ireland. HRCI membership ensures that these patients are represented with a strong and unified voice in calling for a world class medical research environment for Ireland. Our members range from large research funding charities to small, voluntary-run patient organisations, all supporting patients nationally, through research, and often, care. They span many areas of health, including rare diseases, childhood illnesses, dementia, mental health, and many forms of chronic illness and disability. All are involved in medical and health research.