Our National Advisory Council

Our National Advisory Council (NAC) represents the opinions of adults with Down syndrome within our organisation. The Council comprises of adults with Down syndrome from across Ireland.

Learn more about the NAC here.

The New National Advisory Council of Down Syndrome Ireland commenced their term of office in Summer, 2019.

Meet Our National Advisory Council

If you would like to get involved or have any questions about our National Advisory Council, please contact our Adult Advocacy Officer Helena Connors at helena@downsyndrome.ie.

Claire Murphy - NAC Team

Hi, my name is Claire and I am 25 years old. I live in Kilkenny. I enjoy staying fit with walking, running and being outdoors. I also like digital photography, researching information and listening to music. I just finished the Ability Programme and I am looking forward to starting a new job sometime soon. I really want to work in an office. I enjoy being on the NAC. Read More

Claire Murphy

NAC Team

Hi, my name is Claire and I am 25 years old. I live in Kilkenny. I enjoy staying fit with walking, running and being outdoors. I also like digital photography, researching information and listening to music. I just finished the Ability Programme and I am looking forward to starting a new job sometime soon. I really want to work in an office. I enjoy being on the NAC.

Sinéad Friel - NAC Team

Hello, my name is Sinead. I am from Clontarf, Dublin. I am part of the Blue Diamond Theatre Company and I love to act. I like to go to the gym and play basketball but some of my favourite things to do are act, sing and dance. I joined the NCA because my sister is in politics in Brussels and she inspired me to join. Read More

Sinéad Friel

NAC Team

Hello, my name is Sinead. I am from Clontarf, Dublin. I am part of the Blue Diamond Theatre Company and I love to act. I like to go to the gym and play basketball but some of my favourite things to do are act, sing and dance. I joined the NCA because my sister is in politics in Brussels and she inspired me to join.

Mikey Kerin - NAC Team

My name is Mikey, I am a student at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway). The course I am taking is called the DFS two access course, I study Sociology, English, History and IT there. I like going to the gym, listening to music and watching Netflix. I have a dog called Patch. I just started at the NAC and like it. Read More

Mikey Kerin

NAC Team

My name is Mikey, I am a student at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway). The course I am taking is called the DFS two access course, I study Sociology, English, History and IT there. I like going to the gym, listening to music and watching Netflix. I have a dog called Patch. I just started at the NAC and like it.