The Irish Brain Council was formally established in 2012 with the aim of promoting all aspects of neuroscience in Ireland via advocacy activities including public outreach, strategic partnership, legislative/policy involvement and individual member engagement. Such advocacy is essential in ensuring a sustained funding stream for the future of brain research in this country. Given recent developments in funding structures, the need for such advocacy has never been stronger.

The Irish Brain Council represents all aspects of Irish neuroscience and brain research in these activities, from patient groups and charities to clinical organisations to researchers, as is reflected in the make up of the council. The Irish Brain Council acts as an umbrella organisation for all relevant groups, promoting their individual advocacy activities as well as organising its own events.