Ahead of World Down Syndrome Day, Marie Brennan shares her story of life with baby Conn
Sun, 22 Mar, 2020
The annual four-day Tour de Munster charity cycle came to a close on Cork’s gruelling St Patrick’s Hill today.
Sun, 11 Aug, 2019
He's one of the most successful cyclists of the 1980s and is regarded as one of the greatest classics riders.
Wed, 24 Jul, 2019
looks at this week's business movers
Thu, 27 Jun, 2019
CHARITABLE companies in Cork donated over €2.1 million to local causes last year, according to the 2018 Business Impact Map produced by Business in the Community Ireland.
Fri, 29 Mar, 2019
Down Syndrome Ireland has reiterated pleas to those on both sides of the Eighth Amendment referendum to respect people with the disorder and not to bring them into the debate.
Fri, 11 May, 2018
The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has issued information which it says will provide “factual background” to the debate around the proposal to repeat the Eighth Amendment.
Tue, 30 Jan, 2018
Lisa Waterman is delighted to be part of a new training scheme for people with Down syndrome, writes
Mon, 30 Oct, 2017
Five years ago, Kevin Shortall and his wife Tracy didn’t know if their daughter would be alive to make her Communion.
Thu, 06 Apr, 2017
Tue, 22 Nov, 2016
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016
Mon, 08 Aug, 2016
Disability campaigners are calling on the Government to reform how funding is provided to the sector.
Mon, 30 May, 2016
Wed, 14 Oct, 2015
Cycling legend Sean Kelly hopes to help break the Tour de Munster’s €2m fundraising target for Down Syndrome Ireland by the weekend.
Fri, 07 Aug, 2015
DJ Nikki Hayes accepts anorexia is part of who she is. “I suffered with anorexia when I was younger, so it’s is a little bit like being an alcoholic, you always have anorexia,” says the 36-year-old.
Sat, 11 Jul, 2015
Lismore Castle Gardens & Gallery was the stunning venue for the official launch, on Tuesday 23rd June, of the 15th Annual Tour de Munster cycle in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI).
Wed, 24 Jun, 2015
A motorcade featuring more than 200 motorcyclists escorted the hearse carrying Down Syndrome Ireland fundraiser and avid biker Aidan Lynam’s coffin back to Dublin last night.
Tue, 05 May, 2015
Munster and Ireland legend Paul O’Connell is Danny Lynch’s favourite player,.
Tue, 28 Apr, 2015
Dozens of children with Down Syndrome who had not previously been eligible for one-to-one special needs teaching in mainstream schools will get extra support from September.
Wed, 25 Mar, 2015
Parents of children with Down syndrome due to start school this year remain unclear if they will have access to one-to-one special teaching.
Mon, 23 Feb, 2015
Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has opened up the possibility of criminal action in response to the Áras Attracta scandal after it emerged that a 12th worker at the home has been suspended over abuse claims.
Sat, 13 Dec, 2014
Ireland has just half the number of speech and language therapists it needs, with 3,000 children waiting more than a year for therapy and another 2,000 children waiting the same period of time for an assessment.
Mon, 22 Sep, 2014
Raising a child with Down syndrome is not without its highs and lows — with parents saying that support services differ wildly around the country,.
Wed, 17 Sep, 2014
John Giles is yet to be convinced that James McCarthy can impose himself as a commanding midfield presence for Ireland. And he believes West Ham’s Mark Noble, should he declare for the Republic, might be good enough to go straight into Martin O’Neill’s European Championship qualifying team.
Thu, 04 Sep, 2014
As revellers act the goat in Killorglin for the next few days, Kerry folk in the north of the county are today beginning to prepare for a huge barbecue feast — of rump steak, pig on a spit along with lamb, chicken, goat, pheasant and fresh fish.
Sat, 09 Aug, 2014
Seán Kelly set the pace for 120 amateur cyclists out of Waterford yesterday on a tough four-day cycle through Munster’s six counties.
Fri, 08 Aug, 2014
The Government is being urged to go one step further in its U-turn over medical cards, and refund people for the costs incurred while their cards were revoked.
Wed, 18 Jun, 2014
Patients, disability groups, and organisations looking after terminally ill children all welcomed the return of medical cards to 15,300 people who lost them since the controversial 2011 cull began — but warned the Government they are closely watching their next steps.
Wed, 18 Jun, 2014
A senior HSE director is insisting the executive did not ask for proof that a child still had Down Syndrome in the course of a medical card review.
Fri, 06 Jun, 2014
Down Syndrome Ireland is calling on the government to restore all medical cards that have been removed from people over the past two years.
Fri, 30 May, 2014
They definitely had the weather for it.
Thu, 29 May, 2014
International soccer star Robbie Keane has lent his weight to a growing campaign to radically reform the medical card system, insisting changes are needed to help seriously ill children and their families.
Wed, 28 May, 2014
The head of Down Syndrome Ireland has said people living with the condition should automatically be entitled to medical cards.
Fri, 16 May, 2014
The HSE paid almost €200,000 for two widely criticised external reports claiming up to €210m could be cut from the medical cards system — 10 times more than was ultimately slashed from the budget.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2014
Half of people with Down syndrome have either had their medical cards scrapped or are in danger of losing them due to cutbacks.
Sat, 22 Mar, 2014
The HSE has been ordered to review all cases of chronically ill people stripped of discretionary medical card help to ensure they can still access the care they need.
Fri, 17 Jan, 2014
Up to half of the country’s children with Down’s syndrome have lost their discretionary medical cards, and the group has been “disproportionately” hit by a recent clampdown, a leading advocacy group said.
Fri, 10 Jan, 2014
Ireland’s three largest disability groups have joined forces to urge Health Minister James Reilly to protect funding for the specialist sector.
Sat, 23 Nov, 2013
One of the country’s biggest charity fundraisers has passed the €1m mark for the first time.
Sat, 05 Oct, 2013
THE National Council for Special Education (NCSE), the body charged with advising the minister for education on the teaching of children with special needs, is listening carefully to students, parents, and advocacy groups.
Fri, 20 Sep, 2013
The Irish school system is failing children with Down syndrome, an expert on the education and development of children with the disability has told an Oireachtas committee.
Thu, 12 Sep, 2013