About Us

Who we are:

The professional association for Manual Lymph Drainage practitioners in Ireland was established by Paddy Mooney in 1999 as MLD Ireland.

MLD Ireland has maintained  a current Register of Qualified Therapists since 2000. This register  is used as reference by Health Insurance Companies, the Irish Cancer Society, National Cancer Control Program (NCCP),  HSE , Doctors and Consultants.

Our standards for membership are endorsing internationally recommended training standards for the treatment and management  of Lymphoedema and Lymph related conditions (NALEA, ILF).


An Ireland where

Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy are the recommended and accessible treatments of choice for people with Lymphoedema and lymph related conditions.


To Mainstream Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy in the Irish Health Service by educating, raising awareness, and developing a standard framework for professional practice while providing comprehensive support  for our highly qualified practitioners.

The 2023 officers are:-

Managing Director: Susan Spain

Director of Finance: Michelle Kenny

Director of Education: Monica Conway

Director of Communications: Siobhan Casey

Director of Administration: Karen O Sullivan

Management roles:
Membership Administrator : Helen O Reilly