Waterford and South Kilkenny
Education Support for Branches
08 Apr 2021
A number of branches have been in contact over recent months requesting talks and in-person support for members, but due to ongoing restrictions, it will not be possible to offer any in-person support to branches for the foreseeable future.
40th Celebration at Waterford and South Kilkenny Branch
18 Oct 2019
Congratulations to the members and families from our Waterford and South Kilkenny branch, they celebrated their 40th anniversary this week.
Ability Programme 2019
27 Sep 2019
We would like to wish our students well as they begin the new academic year on their DSI adult education course on the Ability Programme.
Pilot Parent Link Training Workshop
25 Sep 2019
The pilot Parent Link training workshop took place over two days (7th and 21st of September) in the Field of Dreams, Cork. Olive Buckeridge - Early Years Specialist and Eileen English – Parent Link Facilitator were warmly welcomed by Down Syndrome Ireland President, Liam Ahern and Jason Pierce - Early Intervention Coordinator at our Cork Branch.
Team Ireland Win Big
23 Sep 2019
Team Ireland returns jubilant and full of success following their fantastic results in Sardinia at the week-long European Down Syndrome Swimming Championships.
Football Association of Ireland – Talent Days
20 Sep 2019
A unique opportunity has arisen for our Irish male and female football players with Down syndrome, the Trisome Games 2020 are being held in Turkey from 31 March to 7 April - hosting teams with Down syndrome from over 50 countries in 8 sports.
Cuts to Rehabilitative Training Allowance of €31.80 per week an ‘attack on the most vulnerable in society’
28 Aug 2019
Down Syndrome Ireland strongly opposes the decision to scrap the rehabilitative training (RT) allowance, worth €31.80 a week per student, for new entrants which was announced earlier this month by the Health Service Executive (HSE). We call for a full reinstatement of this allowance which is an essential financial support that contributes to increasing participation in lifelong learning for students with disabilities.
See and Learn – Training days
23 Aug 2019
Starting in the West of Ireland, our first ever See and Learn workshop took place in our Down Syndrome Ireland Cork Branch. The workshop was brimming with eager participants that where keen to learn the techniques and materials associated with the early years support programme.
Deirdre Howard interview on Newstalk 106 FM
20 Aug 2019
Down Syndrome Ireland Kildare Branch parent Deirdre Howard visits the Newstalk studios and talks to Clare McKenna from Newstalk FM about her experience with the See and Learn programme.