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# Down syndrome

This year
First Down Syndrome Centre for North Dublin opened on World Down Syndrome Day
“Without this centre, some of these families would still be waiting on services.”
Last year
Fintan Bray: I’m so proud to have made history in Irish politics
The newly-elected member of the Fianna Fáil Ard Chomhairle says he’s worked hard to get here and is grateful to his family for all their support.
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.
Changes to summer scheme for children with disabilities to be considered after High Court cases
The scheme provides funding towards extra schooling in July for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or severe learning disability.
'People with intellectual disabilities were made feel their stories weren’t as valuable as the next person's'
Mark Smith, who has Down Syndrome is performing in a new show about his life, written by Shaun Dunne.
Refusal to allow child with 'complex educational needs' attend school during summer challenged in High Court
The action has been taken on behalf of a six-year-old boy who has Down Syndrome.
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.
Swedish police probed for killing man with Down Syndrome who had a toy gun
Eric Torell was shot dead by a police patrol in the residential neighbourhood of Vasastan.
FactCheck: Has the story of a baby born alive during abortion in Poland opened a debate there? has republished a post from March of two years ago in this last week of the Irish referendum campaign.
FactCheck: Are 90% of babies with Down syndrome in Britain aborted?
We take a look at a claim in a poster used in a new campaign by Save the 8th.
'It breaks my heart that my daughter might think she only exists because terminations were forbidden'
Darach Ó Séaghdha says the Eighth Amendment did not save his daughter’s life and people with Down Syndrome should not be used in the pro-life campaign.
Charity's warning ahead of referendum: 'Stop exploiting children and adults with Down syndrome'
Down Syndrome Ireland said use of images could cause stress for parents.
Celebrity nutritionist 'mortified' after using derogatory term for Down syndrome in new book
Dr Libby Weaver said she believed the term “mongolism” was a currently used term.
In a study of older Irish women with Down Syndrome, almost all had dementia 20 years later
At the end of the long-term study, 97.4% of participants had developed dementia.
HSE ordered to pay paramedic €52,000 after discrimination over care of daughter who has Down Syndrome
The WRC has ordered the HSE to pay the €52,000 in compensation to the man and provide him with a stable rostered position.
A mum wrote a moving letter after her son with Down Syndrome was excluded from a party
“The only reason why you decided it was OK to not invite my son to your child’s birthday party is because he has Down Syndrome.”
FactCheck: Who got it right in this abortion debate between Ruth Coppinger and Cora Sherlock?’s FactCheck attempts to resolve an argument over abortion facts on Tonight with Vincent Browne last night.
Man who raped two children - one who has Down syndrome - sentenced to 6 years
The 18-year-old man pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to four counts of rape, one count of threatening to kill and one count of sexual assault.
Watch: Actors with Down syndrome challenge stereotypes with Shakespeare performance
The group spoke to Channel 4 during rehearsals at London’s Globe Theatre.
'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.
"I can't go out on my own anymore..." - Victim impact statement of woman with Down syndrome read to court
Faisal Ellahi was found guilty of rape and sexual assault last month.
Watch Imelda May's amazing dance-off with a Limerick fan who has Down syndrome
"Absolutely correct" - Man found guilty of raping woman with Down syndrome
The judge said the man’s claims that the woman had consented to the acts was “absolutely ludicrous”.
Rape trial hears from accused who claims woman with Down syndrome enjoyed sexual activity
The Pakistani man also said that in his country people with mental disabilities are kept in hospitals or at home.
This dad made these adorable photos of his son flying to raise awareness of his condition
Little Wil has Down Syndrome <3
Outrage after reality TV star says people with Down syndrome 'should be put down'
Police are now investigating her comment.
An Irish girl's sweet duet with her little brother is going super viral on Facebook
Noah Kirwan, who has Down Syndrome, joined his big sister Leah to cover his favourite song.
Model with Down syndrome to take part in New York Fashion Week
Madeline Stuart is having a very successful year.
Dozens of motorbikes escort remains of Aidan Lynam home to Dublin
The father of three was killed in a crash yesterday.
After a 10-year battle, children with 'mild' Down Syndrome are getting more support
But only as an interim measure.
Here's why 'Donate 21' keeps popping up on your Twitter feed
It’s for a very good cause.
Four punk rockers with learning disabilities will represent Finland in the Eurovision
The band was formed at a workshop in 2009 for people with disabilities.
My daughter is clever, funny, and full of life. So why am I so worried about her future?
To live a full adult life and contribute to society, my daughter urgently needs resource hours in school.
18-month-old boy hands in petition with 65,000 signatures to Leinster House
The campaign is about children with serious illnesses.
Dementia in those with Down syndrome now twice as likely
A first of its kind report in the world shows that those with an intellectual disability are less likely to suffer from a heart attack
Student with Down syndrome, Eleanor Murray, celebrates 93% Leaving Cert Applied result
She’s now looking forward to starting a third level course next month.
Opinion: Baby Gammy's sad story shows how much Down syndrome still scares parents
When my baby daughter was diagnosed with Down syndrome, the future seemed terrifying and uncertain. But all I needed was time to adapt.
Father in Thai surrogate case "has child sex convictions"
The couple released a statement to a newspaper saying allegations they abandoned their baby Gammy were false.
Parents 'abandoned' baby with Down syndrome born to surrogate
The Australian couple are reported to have had twins through a Thai surrogate.