To raise awareness of the condition, its symptoms and the difficulties faced by approximately 1% of the Irish population estimated to be Coeliac.
To improve the quality of life for Coeliacs, those with Dermatitis Herpetiformis or Gluten Intolerance and those who must adhere to a strict gluten-free diet for life.
To ensure that all Coeliacs have the information and support to cope with their condition,
To help those on a gluten-free diet to make the transition from a normal diet through support and information,
To provide information about the suitability of certain manufactured products for a gluten-free diet,
To endeavour to have events held regularly around the country.
To present the concerns of Coeliacs on a national level through meetings with various bodies, including the Department of Health and Children, the Department of Social and Family Affairs, the Food Safety Authority, the GMS Board and Health Service Executive.
To present the concerns of Coeliacs at a European level by being an active member of the European Association of Coeliac Societies (AOECS). AOECS has observer status at the Codex Alimentarius Commission that sets International food standards.
To keep members up to date with new developments in medical research on the Coeliac condition and any changes in legislation in areas such as food labelling.
To raise awareness of the condition within the catering and hospitality industry.