Medical Card

Sample of HSE medical card

Since September 2012, gluten-free food is no longer available on the Medical Card or Drug Payment Scheme due to budget cuts. The Society has been working to lobby the government in support of financial relief or support for those Coeliacs most financially vulnerable, who struggle to afford the gluten-free diet. The Society has submitted a position paper to the Joint Committee on Health of the Oireachtas and is working to engage with government on the development of a National Policy on Coeliac Disease.

Currently the only financial support for Coeliacs is tax relief. From 2014 the Diet Supplement is no longer available to new applicants, however those currently in receipt will continue to avail of this means tested support.

Latest News

AGM 2014
23.04.14

The Coeliac Society of Ireland will hold its AGM on Saturday 10th May, at 3pm in the Carmichael Centre, 4 North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7.

Christmas Raffle Winners
23.12.13
Christmas Greeting

Thank you to all those who took part in the Coeliac Society of Ireland Christmas Raffle 2013.

November & Christmas Support Meetings
28.11.13
Christmas Pudding

Upcoming November support group meetings and plans for annual Christmas outings are now available.