Awareness and lobbying
Easy To Read Guide on Referendum
16 May 2019
There is a Referendum on May 24th. We encourage you to find out about what is in the Referendum and to use your vote.
Access to Justice for People with Disabilities
30 Apr 2019
The Irish Criminal Justice and Disability Network (ICJDN) provides a national platform where disability organisations and criminal justice agencies can be facilitated to improve the experience of those with an intellectual, learning or physical disability who engage with the Criminal Justice System either as an adult or a child or as a victim, witness, suspect or offender.
DSI appears in front of Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills
09 Apr 2019
Down Syndrome Ireland appeared in front of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills as part of our ‘Please Don’t Leave Us Behind’ education campaign.
Report of the National Disability Authority (NDA) on ECCE overage exemptions launched
04 Apr 2019
In May 2018, representatives from Down Syndrome Ireland, along with a number of parents of young children with Down syndrome, took part in a consultation process regarding ECCE overage exemptions. On the 29th of March, 2019, the report resulting from this consultation, compiled by the National Disability Authority (NDA) was launched.
RTÉ News World Down Syndrome Day Feature – ‘…more than medical’ book launch
27 Mar 2019
Down Syndrome Ireland's '...more than medical' book launch featured in RTÉ News World Down Syndrome Day feature.
‘… more than medical’ resources launched for new parents
26 Mar 2019
DSI launches ...more than medical for new parents on World Down Syndrome Day 2019.
Down Syndrome Dublin Flashmob for WDSD19
21 Mar 2019
World Down Syndrome Day 2019 As part of Down syndrome Dublin’s celebrations our young members took Grafton Street by storm!
DSI in Leinster House to discuss inclusion in Government’s Personalised Budgets Pilot
20 Feb 2019
Representatives from Down Syndrome Ireland were delighted to meet with the Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath, Fianna Fáil Deputy John Brassil and Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin in Leinster House this week to discuss the inclusion of our Kerry Branch as one of the Government’s Personalised Budgets pilot projects.
Congratulations to Professor Mary McCarron, from Trinity College Dublin on receiving the first HRB Impact Award in 2019
12 Feb 2019
The award recognises how her research has transformed the health, care, and living environments for people ageing with an intellectual disability.