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.
Dept of Education has confirmed all children with Down syndrome will have access to Summer Programme (July Provision)
21 May 2020
We have been in contact with the Department of Education and Skills and have been informed that officials are developing proposals for the programme of July Provision long term but it has not been possible to advance those to consultation due to current circumstances.
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.
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.
Lusso Tan and Down Syndrome Ireland encourage busy mums to #Take15Minutes this Mother’s Day
02 Mar 2020
As business women and mothers, the trio of sisters behind the luxury tanning brand, Lusso Tan, together with Down Syndrome Ireland, hope to give the gift of time to mums across Ireland this Mother’s Day with their latest campaign; #Take15Minutes.
Down Syndrome Ireland launches new 21 Day Fundraising Challenge
18 Feb 2020
Looking to challenge yourself – all while raising vital funds for a good cause? Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) has today launched a new virtual fundraising event, challenging people to run, jog, walk, cycle or swim a distance of 100 km in 21 days.
Newly Opened Fairways Hotel Dundalk To Give Away 113 Room In Aid Of Down Syndrome Ireland
03 Feb 2020
To celebrate the recent opening of the sparkling new 113-bedroom Fairways Hotel Dundalk, the hotel is launching a €5 Rooms Giveaway, with 113 overnight stays up for grabs and all proceeds going to Down Syndrome Ireland.
HB Fundays Campaign raises over €250,000 for Down Syndrome Ireland
28 Oct 2019
More than 250 families of babies and young children with Down syndrome have been directly supported thanks to funds raised as part of this year’s HB Fundays campaign with HB Ice-cream, Down Syndrome Ireland has announced.