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17 November 2022

The Tache Force – Creating MO’Connell Street

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This Movember the Tache Force was deployed to one of Dublin's most famous streets at the start of Movember 2022, giving it a new name for the month that's in it - MO'Connell Street! The annual moustache-growing campaign – now in its 15th year in Ireland – raises awareness and funds for men’s mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer.

Whether you're a first time Mo-bro or a long-time supporter, there is plenty of activity happening in Movember to get everyone involved. So, why not Join the Tache-Force and sign up, donate, or share to help the men in your life.

Why JOIN THE TACHE-FORCE for Movember?

On average, men in Ireland will die 3.7 years earlier than women. 

Testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men aged between 15 and 34 in Ireland. In total, 152 men were diagnosed with testicular cancer during 2019 in Ireland, almost three men per week. 

" Suicide is the leading cause of death in men aged between 15 and 29 in Ireland.  "

In Ireland, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. 4,010 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2019, in Ireland, that’s 11 men per day. One in eight men in Ireland will receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer in their lifetime. 

302 men died by suicide during 2021 in Ireland. More than 3 out of 4 deaths (76%) by suicide are by men. Suicide is the leading cause of death in men aged between 15 and 29 in Ireland. 

Around 1 in every 8 people in Ireland know someone who was close to them that died by suicide. 

Where the money goes, 2022 initiatives:

Movember funds a range of men’s health projects in Ireland aimed at raising awareness, changing health behaviour, funding lifesaving research, and building evidence for early intervention programmes:

The IPCOR (Irish Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry) is focused on improving outcomes for men living with prostate cancer. The registry is gathering data from Irish men diagnosed with prostate cancer. The data will be used to help improve quality of life for men at home and across the world.

The Hugs@Home project led by the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland is aiming to train the families of first responders in how to spot potential mental health problems and improve communication. 

Through the Social Connections Challenge, Movember is funding a program, delivered in partnership with Age Action, aimed at improving digital literacy and social connections in older men in rural locations in Ireland.



Grow and Mo and Save a Bro – sign up or donate now at 

Move for Movember - Commit to running or walking 60kms over the month. That’s 60kms for the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour, every hour across the world. You can join a team or run solo.

Host a Mo-ment - Rally a crew and do something fun. Hosting is all about having a good time for a good cause.

Mo Your Own Way - A choose-your-own-adventure challenge, epic in scope and scale. You make the rules. You set the limits and chase them down. Take a hike, run a relay, ride from Head-to-Head. Get creative, push your limits, and inspire donations with sheer grit.