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.
Down Syndrome Ireland meets with Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath
10 Jul 2019
Down Syndrome Ireland met with the Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath TD last week to discuss areas that need to be addressed across the lifespan for people with Down syndrome.
Thank you to our former President Mary Doherty
04 Jul 2019
As a mother, since her son Aaron was born 11 years ago with Down syndrome, Mary has fought hard every minute of the day to ensure that Aaron reaches his full potential. As a young mum with a newborn baby with disabilities she experienced first hand the lack of services and facilities from medical-card issues, provision of language therapists and special needs assistants to help children get the best start in life.
Liam Ahern – New President of Down Syndrome Ireland
02 Jul 2019
Down Syndrome Ireland welcomes new President Liam Ahern form our Cork Branch.
Kildare DSI branch Latch-On Adult Education Graduation Ceremony 2019
01 Jul 2019
Congratulations to the graduates of our Kildare Latch-On programme, the graduation took place in Piper's Hill, Naas on Thursday the 27th of June. Six amazing students graduated after two years of study in the adult education Literacy & Technology Hands-On programme.
Tour de Munster charity cycle 2019
28 Jun 2019
Celebrating its 19th year this August, the annual Tour de Munster charity cycle will once again take to the roads of Munster from August 8th to 11th, raising vital funds and awareness for the Munster branches of Down Syndrome Ireland. Details of the 2019 Tour de Munster including the 600km route were officially announced at the recent launch which took place on Thursday, June 27th at our Cork branch’s Field of Dreams.
Field of Dreams is coming to County Laois
28 Jun 2019
Down Syndrome Ireland "Laois Branch" has secured 4 acres of land from Laois County Council to create it's very own Field of Dreams.