Press Releases

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.

Save the date, 2022 DSI AGM set for Saturday, 26th of November

20 Oct 2022

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.

Tour de Munster is Primed for Annual 600km Charity Cycle

27 Jul 2022

As this year’s Tour de Munster charity cycle quickly approaches, cyclists will be entering the final stages of their training regimes to make sure they are flying fit to tackle the testing 600km route across the six counties of Munster on their quest to raise vital funds for Down Syndrome Ireland’s Munster branches.

Woodie’s Heroes campaign raised €2.5 million in the last seven years for 11 children’s charities in Ireland

17 Jul 2022

Woodie’s Heroes 2022 fundraising campaign kicks off Sunday 17th July – Saturday 13th August in support of Childline by ISPCC, Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland, Down Syndrome Ireland, and Make-A-Wish Ireland.

MACE retailers and customers hit the bikes to raise an extra €100,000 for Down Syndrome Ireland this summer

11 Jul 2022

Tour de MACE static cycling fundraising events proving hugely popular.

Seán Kelly launches the 22nd edition of Tour de Munster

14 Jun 2022

The 22nd annual edition of the Tour de Munster charity cycle was officially launched by cycling legend Seán Kelly at DSI Cork’s Field of Dreams on Sunday, 12th June.

Down Syndrome Ireland urges people to GO FOR GOLD this Summer and raise vital funds for the charity

19 May 2022

Rugby star Alex Kendellen and Limerick Person of the Year 12-year-old Padraig O’Callaghan from ‘The Paudcast’ are asking people to ‘Go for Gold’ in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland this Summer.