Seán Kelly launches the 22nd edition of Tour de Munster
14 Jun 2022
The 22nd annual edition of the Tour de Munster charity cycle was officially launched by cycling legend Seán Kelly at DSI Cork’s Field of Dreams on Sunday, 12th June.
Tour de Munster 2022 announces Charity Partnership with Down Syndrome Ireland
28 Apr 2022
Details of the charity partnership, that sees the annual 600km Tour de Munster charity cycle once again share the journey with Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) Munster branches have been officially announced.
Education Support for Branches
08 Apr 2021
A number of branches have been in contact over recent months requesting talks and in-person support for members, but due to ongoing restrictions, it will not be possible to offer any in-person support to branches for the foreseeable future.
Pilot Parent Link Training Workshop
25 Sep 2019
The pilot Parent Link training workshop took place over two days (7th and 21st of September) in the Field of Dreams, Cork. Olive Buckeridge - Early Years Specialist and Eileen English – Parent Link Facilitator were warmly welcomed by Down Syndrome Ireland President, Liam Ahern and Jason Pierce - Early Intervention Coordinator at our Cork Branch.
Team Ireland Win Big
23 Sep 2019
Team Ireland returns jubilant and full of success following their fantastic results in Sardinia at the week-long European Down Syndrome Swimming Championships.
Cuts to Rehabilitative Training Allowance of €31.80 per week an ‘attack on the most vulnerable in society’
28 Aug 2019
Down Syndrome Ireland strongly opposes the decision to scrap the rehabilitative training (RT) allowance, worth €31.80 a week per student, for new entrants which was announced earlier this month by the Health Service Executive (HSE). We call for a full reinstatement of this allowance which is an essential financial support that contributes to increasing participation in lifelong learning for students with disabilities.
See and Learn – Training days
23 Aug 2019
Starting in the West of Ireland, our first ever See and Learn workshop took place in our Down Syndrome Ireland Cork Branch. The workshop was brimming with eager participants that where keen to learn the techniques and materials associated with the early years support programme.