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# down syndrome ireland

Last year
'Extremely disappointing': Minister criticises school for separating girl with Down Syndrome from class
The Minister of State for Special Education said that every school can access the resources necessary for inclusion
None of the 91 community teams for children with disabilities are fully staffed
There is an average vacancy rate of about 25% across teams, the Joint Committee heard this week.
Over half of children with disabilities not receiving any services, new survey reveals
Two recent surveys highlight concerns that services are getting worse rather than better.
All time
Mural by Joe Caslin unveiled in Dublin to mark 50th anniversary of Down Syndrome Ireland
The unveiling coincided with a new report released as part of a campaign by Down Syndrome Ireland.
Down Syndrome Ireland urges Emmerdale producers to scrap pregnancy termination storyline
The producers of the TV show have defended the storyline.
Opinion: Support is needed to help people with Down syndrome return to work
96% of employees on Down Syndrome Ireland’s Ability Programme were temporarily laid off due to Covid-19.
Here's why some people are deliberately wearing odd socks today
Attitudes towards Down syndrome have changed over the decades and new campaigns launched today show how.
'This is why my vote is so important to me'
Those with Down Syndrome write about the importance of their vote and why they are engaging in the political system.
Watch Imelda May's amazing dance-off with a Limerick fan who has Down syndrome
Dozens of motorbikes escort remains of Aidan Lynam home to Dublin
The father of three was killed in a crash yesterday.
'Our hearts are broken': Tributes to biker killed during charity rally
The father-of-three was killed when his bike collided with a car.
Down Syndrome Ireland worried discretionary medical cards won't be returned as promised
It was outlined in the Dáil yesterday that discretionary medical cards won’t be returned until Cabinet comes up with a ‘legal formula’.
No plans to extend Long Term Illness Scheme list despite not being updated since 1970
There have been calls that the new expert review panel for medical cards should match conditions on the LTI list.
Education Minister quizzed over needs of schoolchildren with Down Syndrome
The group are looking for the Minister to recognise that children with Down Syndrome have complex and enduring needs.
Down Syndrome Ireland create tourism guide for Dublin
The 88-page book was written, designed, edited and tested by 16 people with Down Syndrome Ireland.
5,000 march to Leinster House in demand for greater disability rights
People with disabilities showed the government a red card at a national protest today in Dublin.
Focus on inclusion for World Down Syndrome Day
Two Irish people star in the video, which has a focus on inclusion and rights for people with Down Syndrome.