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.
Personalised Budgets – an update from the HSE on the demonstration projects
13 Aug 2019
The HSE is looking for up to 180 adults with a disability to participate in the Personalised Budgets Demonstration Projects over the coming two years, DSI heard at a conference around the pilot scheme this week.
Bikes at the Ready!
07 Aug 2019
Tour de Munster gets ready to hit the roads of Munster for Down Syndrome Ireland Munster branches.
GAA Inclusion Day 2019
23 Jul 2019
A fantastic day was had by the group of DSI members that attended the GAA Inclusion day at Croke Park - David Adams Event Facilities Executive at Croke Park and his team welcomed Cathal Griffin from Kerry and Fintan Bray from Westmeath to his amazing team. The guys also liaised with Customer Care Support staff member, Sinead Ni Ghallachoir to help welcome guests at the Hospitality section at the Hogan stand entrance.
Down Syndrome Ireland Members at GAA Inclusion Day in Croke Park
18 Jul 2019
Down Syndrome Ireland has been asked to invite some of our young adults to take part in the Croke Park Inclusion Day on Sunday the 21st of July, it is a huge opportunity and a once in a lifetime experience to work at the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Finals between Mayo V Meath (2PM) and Kerry V Donegal (4PM).
Field of Dreams Cork Graduation
15 Jul 2019
Congratulations to the first graduates from the Field of Dreams, Cork programme - they are Paul, Alan, Tadgh, John, Jenny, Lisa, Maeve and Maria.
DSI calls on Government to take immediate action on Personalised Budgets following news that HSE to run ALL pilot projects
11 Jul 2019
Personalised budgets will give people with disabilities, including people with Down syndrome, access to their own HSE disability funding. As you may be aware, Down Syndrome Ireland has been activity campaigning for some time for supports for adults with Down syndrome to be person centred, and for personalised budgets to be made available to those people who want to manage their own supports.