Awareness and lobbying
Minister Simon Coveney Unveils Cork City Mural Marking 50 Years of Down Syndrome Ireland
15 Oct 2021
This morning Down Syndrome Ireland’s Cork branch launched a vibrant mural at Cork City Library to mark the charity’s 50th anniversary. Cork’s Lord Mayor Colm Kelleher and Minister Simon Coveney launched the 10ft mural, featuring three people of different generations with Down syndrome, spanning the length of the building.
Down Syndrome Ireland welcomes some measures in Budget 2022, but says more is needed
12 Oct 2021
Charity asks why is Government ignoring its own advice?
DSI’s Pre-Budget Submission 2022
08 Oct 2021
Ireland has one of the lowest rates of employment and highest rates of poverty for people with disabilities in the EU.
Down Syndrome Ireland Marks 50 Years with The Upside
27 Jul 2021
New Campaign Highlights Significant Gaps for Inclusion in Ireland
Don’t Talk Down to Me!
27 Jul 2021
60ft Mural Featuring Amanda Butler with Down syndrome is unveiled in Dublin City Centre
All children with Down syndrome eligible for Summer Provision 2021
11 May 2021
Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Special Education Josepha Madigan TD today announced the provision of expanded summer education programmes for pupils with complex special educational needs and those at greatest risk of educational disadvantage, including all children with Down syndrome.
DSI meets with Ministers O’Gorman and Rabbitte
23 Apr 2021
We would like to thank Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Roderic O’Gorman and Minister of State Anne Rabbitte for a very positive and productive meeting this week to discuss issues facing children and adults with Down syndrome.
No consultation on changes to school re-opening plan that will negatively affect 20,000 children with additional needs
23 Feb 2021
Down Syndrome Ireland seeks urgent meeting to discuss AIM support for young children with Down syndrome
11 Feb 2021
DSI has sought an urgent meeting with Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Roderic O’Gorman to discuss the very serious concerns parents have for their pre-schoolers with Down syndrome who have received little to no State services since the beginning of the pandemic. We are a year into the crisis and young children with Down syndrome have been virtually forgotten and we need this addressed.