The President of CIT has accepted his UCC counterpart’s Ice Bucket Nomination.


Dr Brendan Murphy has pledged to make a donation to the Irish MND Association. Dr Murphy was personally affected by motor neuron disease following the death of his brother-in-law earlier this year.

“The disease touched my own family this year through the death of my brother-in-law so I fully support anything that can be done to raise awareness and more importantly, funds, for the MND Association.”

He was nominated for the challenge by UCC President Dr Michael Murphy yesterday. Dr Murphy was doused in icy water in the middle of the university's quad.

The IMNDA today announced that over €900,000 has already been donated as a result of the Ice Bucket Nomination craze. They are cautiously optimistic about raising €1m soon.

Unsurprisingly, sales of ice cubes are reported to have risen by a cool 200%.

A €2 donation can be made to the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association by texting MND to 50300.

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