Press releases

Changes to SET hours – DSI, AsIAm and Inclusion Ireland call for pause

22 Feb 2024

Down Syndrome Ireland gravely concerned by Dept. of Education circular

12 Feb 2024

Message from President Higgins on Down Syndrome Awareness Month

03 Oct 2023

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

27 Sep 2023

Hays Ireland partners with Down Syndrome Ireland

20 Sep 2023

Woodie’s Heroes 2023

18 Jul 2023

Down Syndrome Ireland is delighted to be one of the featured charities in this year's Woodie's Heroes campaign. 100% of donations will be split between Down Syndrome Ireland, ISPCC Childline, Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland, and Make-A-Wish Ireland. Woodie's customers can donate in store, via QR code or by text. All funds raised for Down Syndrome Ireland will go towards our vital Early Years programmes. You can donate in-store at your local Woodie's, or online at this link: https://www.idonate.ie/event/woodiesheroes23 If you're a member or supporter of DSI, please let your local Woodie's staff know how much you appreciate their support - and why not take a picture for social media, and tag Down Syndrome Ireland?

Tour de Mace gets Rolling

28 Jun 2023

Down Syndrome Ireland and MACE are delighted to announce the launch of Tour de MACE 2023. MACE retailers across Ireland will be inviting customers and staff to donate between 15 minutes and 1 hour of their time to cycle on static bikes and raise much needed funds for Down Syndrome Ireland, MACE’s official charity partner, this summer. MACE Sales Director Keith Crawford and Down Syndrome Ireland CEO, Barry Sheridan, were recently joined by DSI members, Newbridge native Conor O’Donnell, star of Apple+ show ‘Bad Sisters’ and Mary-Clare Shaughnessy (Laois Branch), on a recent visit to MACE Mountrath in Co Laois to officially launch the Tour de MACE static cycling initiative, which will see MACE stores throughout Ireland host an event during the summer months.

Statement on the Findings from the Workplace Relations Commission Adjudication

11 Nov 2022

We welcome the adjudication of Mr. Thomas O’Driscoll at the Workplace Relations Commission and his findings that a child with Down syndrome had been discriminated against by a primary school on the grounds of disability under the Equal Status Act.

Zurich launches charity partnership with Down Syndrome Ireland

13 Oct 2022

Down Syndrome Ireland are proud to announce the launch of their 3 year partnership with Zurich Ireland which was celebrated in Zurich’s new offices in Blackrock on the 4th of October.

Tour de Munster charity cycle comes to a close as participants tackle the heights of Patrick’s Hill

08 Aug 2022

The 22nd Tour de Munster charity cycle came to a thrilling end on Sunday, August 7th, as cyclists tackled St. Patrick’s Hill in Cork City, driven on by the cheers of supporters who lined the famous hill.