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.
MOTE & Work Skills Programme Information Evening Limerick
11 Feb 2020
Our Limerick branch intends to offer the DSI MOTE and Work Skills Adult Education course to adults with Down syndrome who are over 18 years of age from September 2020.
Ability Programme 2019
27 Sep 2019
We would like to wish our students well as they begin the new academic year on their DSI adult education course on the Ability Programme.
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.
Deirdre Howard interview on Newstalk 106 FM
20 Aug 2019
Down Syndrome Ireland Kildare Branch parent Deirdre Howard visits the Newstalk studios and talks to Clare McKenna from Newstalk FM about her experience with the See and Learn programme.