Awareness and lobbying

Report by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Disability Matters

06 Apr 2023

Review of the Persons with Special Educational Needs Act (EPSEN) 2004

13 Dec 2022

Provision of School Places for Children with Special Educational Needs

03 Aug 2022

We welcome the recent statement from Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan announcing a significant increase in Special Education Provision in Dublin.

DSI Statement to the Oireachtas on Progressing Disabilities

26 May 2022

‘The state was failing children 51 years ago when Down Syndrome Ireland was formed, and they’re still failing them now.’

DSI to appear in front of Oireachtas on Progressing Disabilities

20 May 2022

Down Syndrome Ireland continues in its lobbying of Government on the substantial issues being faced by children with Down syndrome in accessing vital services.

Parent appears in front of Oireachtas to discuss Carers Allowance

20 May 2022

With thanks to Family Carers Ireland, DSI member and parent Anna Buday appeared in front of the Joint Oireachtas Committee.

Young Irish man with Down syndrome has played a key role in securing new law in England

20 May 2022

A young Irish man with Down syndrome has played a key role in securing a ground-breaking new law in England for people with Down syndrome.

Inclusion Ireland research report on Progressing Disability Services

10 Mar 2022

Inclusion Ireland has published a research report on the parent experience of Progressing Disability Services for Children and young people.

EDSA statement on protection and safety of persons with Down Syndrome in Ukraine

07 Mar 2022

Open letter to the Head of the European Institutions, European, Russian and Ukrainian Heads of State and NATO.

Down Syndrome Ireland members outline urgent issues with Progressing Disabilities

25 Feb 2022

There is nowhere in the country where children are getting ready access to all of the therapies they need to support them to reach their potential.