Waterford and South Kilkenny

Tour de Munster 2023 – a triumph!

12 Jul 2024

Save the date, 2022 DSI AGM set for Saturday, 26th of November

12 Jul 2024

Seán Kelly launches the 22nd edition of Tour de Munster

12 Jul 2024

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

12 Jul 2024

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

04 Aug 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.

40th Celebration at Waterford and South Kilkenny Branch

12 Jul 2024

Congratulations to the members and families from our Waterford and South Kilkenny branch, they celebrated their 40th anniversary this week.

Pilot Parent Link Training Workshop

12 Jul 2024

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

12 Jul 2024

Team Ireland returns jubilant and full of success following their fantastic results in Sardinia at the week-long European Down Syndrome Swimming Championships.

Football Association of Ireland – Talent Days

12 Jul 2024

A unique opportunity has arisen for our Irish male and female football players with Down syndrome, the Trisome Games 2020 are being held in Turkey from 31 March to 7 April - hosting teams with Down syndrome from over 50 countries in 8 sports.

Cuts to Rehabilitative Training Allowance of €31.80 per week an ‘attack on the most vulnerable in society’

12 Jul 2024

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.