Employment Open Day at DSI
23 Oct 2019
Adults with Down syndrome travelled to our national office to attend an Open Day for employment with Head of Employment, Aoife Gaffney.
Adults graduate from our Beauty in All its Forms Programme
21 Oct 2019
Massive congratulations to our amazing graduates from the Beauty in All its Forms hairdressing training programme who were presented with their Hairdressing Assistant Certification in front of a cheering crowd at the ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Hairdresser Awards last Sunday the 20th in the RDS, Dublin.
David’s Ready For FAI Football Tryouts!
03 Oct 2019
Nineteen-year-old David O'Hare from Dundalk is facing the exciting prospect of trying out for the upcoming Futsal (indoor football) tryouts this October.
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.
Football Association of Ireland – Talent Days
20 Sep 2019
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.
A National First for the North East
11 Sep 2019
Following from their recent hosting of the National Down Syndrome Ireland AGM, the Louth Meath branch of DSI launched another pioneering initiative for their members.
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.
Vicky Doherty’s Takeover of Virgin Media 2
27 Aug 2019
Hear all about Vicky Doherty’s takeover of Virgin Media 2 on this morning’s Virgin Media’s Ireland AM.
DSI Members Take Chocolate Factory Tour
26 Aug 2019
Thank you to the wonderful management team from Mondelez for an insightful and fantastic tour of their chocolate-making factory facilities in Dublin 5, taking the tour where Down Syndrome Ireland Dublin Branch members Conor Byrne and Alice Mc Grath with her sister Gail accompanying them was Corporate Fundraising Manager Kathleen Fitzsimons and Corporate Fundraising Executive Aidan McAuliffe.