Ultra-Cycling Charity Challenge
31 Jul 2020
A group of adventurers will take on the ultimate challenge of cycling a whopping 1,900 kilometers across 32 counties in Ireland in just six days – all in aid of charity.
20th annual Tour de Munster taking to the road this August
16 Jul 2020
This August, the Tour de Munster charity cycle is celebrating its 20th anniversary and will set out on its most important tour yet in order to raise vital funds for the Munster branches of Down Syndrome Ireland and individual beneficiaries.
Dust off your dancing shoes and Dance4DSI this Sunday June 21st
17 Jun 2020
On Sunday, June 21st Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) is inviting households, neighbours and communities to join them for Ireland’s biggest street dance and Dance4DSI to help raise vital funds to continue and improve upon their growing online services to support children and adults with Down syndrome and their families throughout Ireland.
Whiskey lovers raise €13,000 in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland and Foyle Down Syndrome Trust
05 Jun 2020
For the 2nd year in a row, whiskey enthusiasts around Ireland have raised a whopping €13,400 in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland and Foyle Down Syndrome Trust thanks to the Celtic Whiskey Shop in Dublin which organised a limited edition ‘All-Ireland’ blended whiskey to support the charities.
10 July 2020 – Summer Provision Programme (July Provision) extended to include students with Down syndrome transitioning into primary school
21 May 2020
We are in ongoing contact with the Minister and Department of Education and Skills over the Summer Provision Programme (July Provision)
DSI welcomes revised Covid-19 critical care guidance
01 May 2020
Down Syndrome Ireland along with other advocacy groups recently raised concerns that the critical care guidance released by the Department of Health was unclear and could result in patients with disabilities not getting equal access to the care they need. In response to these concerns the Department has released a supplementary information paper on the issue.
Ireland fans to quiz Stephen Kenny and Niall Quinn in Down Syndrome Ireland/FAI show
24 Apr 2020
Some of Ireland’s biggest football fans will get the chance to quiz new Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny and World Cup legend Niall Quinn in an exclusive online show hosted by Down Syndrome Ireland and the FAI on Friday afternoon.
Down Syndrome Ireland outlines concerns on Department of Health COVID-19 guidance
15 Apr 2020
The Department of Health has recently published new guidance on the ‘Ethical Considerations Relating to Critical Care in the context of COVID-19’. Down Syndrome Ireland, along with other groups, immediately looked for clarification and reassurance that people with disabilities will have equal access to critical care should they need it.
DSI co-signs a document on Ireland’s obligations under the UNCRPD
15 Apr 2020
Down Syndrome Ireland has co-signed a document on the rights of people with disabilities during the COVID-19 period. The statement calls on the government to adhere to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Help celebrate this World Down Syndrome Day by rocking lots of socks!
20 Mar 2020
With so many of us stuck at home self-isolating and social distancing during this most difficult time, Down Syndrome Ireland is asking people to help celebrate this year's World Down Syndrome Day (March 21st) by rocking their most colourful and fun socks this Saturday and share a photo across social media using #LotsOfSocks4DSI.