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# down-syndrome - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Down Syndrome Ireland urges Emmerdale producers to scrap pregnancy termination storyline
# ITV
# ITV

Down Syndrome Ireland urges Emmerdale producers to scrap pregnancy termination storyline

Nov 26th 2020, 11:05 AM 47,910 Views 77 Comments

The producers of the TV show have defended the storyline.

# down-syndrome - Monday 7 October, 2019

Changes to summer scheme for children with disabilities to be considered after High Court cases
# July Provision
# July Provision

Changes to summer scheme for children with disabilities to be considered after High Court cases

Oct 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 21,772 Views 17 Comments

The scheme provides funding towards extra schooling in July for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or severe learning disability.

# down-syndrome - Monday 9 September, 2019

'People with intellectual disabilities were made feel their stories weren’t as valuable as the next person's'
# Making A Mark
# Making A Mark

'People with intellectual disabilities were made feel their stories weren’t as valuable as the next person's'

Sep 9th 2019, 8:00 PM 13,908 Views 5 Comments

Mark Smith, who has Down Syndrome is performing in a new show about his life, written by Shaun Dunne.

# down-syndrome - Monday 20 May, 2019

Refusal to allow child with 'complex educational needs' attend school during summer challenged in High Court
# High Court
# High Court

Refusal to allow child with 'complex educational needs' attend school during summer challenged in High Court

May 20th 2019, 7:52 PM 21,521 Views 0 Comments

The action has been taken on behalf of a six-year-old boy who has Down Syndrome.

# down-syndrome - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Here's why some people are deliberately wearing odd socks today
# World Down Syndrome Day
# World Down Syndrome Day

Here's why some people are deliberately wearing odd socks today

Mar 21st 2019, 10:08 AM 19,342 Views 13 Comments

Attitudes towards Down syndrome have changed over the decades and new campaigns launched today show how.

# down-syndrome - Friday 3 August, 2018

Swedish police probed for killing man with Down Syndrome who had a toy gun
# Shooting
# Shooting

Swedish police probed for killing man with Down Syndrome who had a toy gun

Aug 3rd 2018, 10:10 PM 20,510 Views 57 Comments

Eric Torell was shot dead by a police patrol in the residential neighbourhood of Vasastan.

# down-syndrome - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

FactCheck: Has the story of a baby born alive during abortion in Poland opened a debate there?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactCheck: Has the story of a baby born alive during abortion in Poland opened a debate there?

May 22nd 2018, 5:11 PM 10,824 Views 2 Comments

TheLiberal.ie has republished a post from March of two years ago in this last week of the Irish referendum campaign.

# down-syndrome - Sunday 4 February, 2018

FactCheck: Are 90% of babies with Down syndrome in Britain aborted?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactCheck: Are 90% of babies with Down syndrome in Britain aborted?

Feb 4th 2018, 4:00 AM 113,426 Views 414 Comments

We take a look at a claim in a poster used in a new campaign by Save the 8th.

# down-syndrome - Thursday 25 January, 2018

'It breaks my heart that my daughter might think she only exists because terminations were forbidden'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'It breaks my heart that my daughter might think she only exists because terminations were forbidden'

Jan 25th 2018, 7:59 AM 242,995 Views 308 Comments

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.

# down-syndrome - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Charity's warning ahead of referendum: 'Stop exploiting children and adults with Down syndrome'
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Charity's warning ahead of referendum: 'Stop exploiting children and adults with Down syndrome'

Jan 24th 2018, 8:21 AM 26,769 Views 232 Comments

Down Syndrome Ireland said use of images could cause stress for parents.

# down-syndrome - Monday 6 November, 2017

Celebrity nutritionist 'mortified' after using derogatory term for Down syndrome in new book
# Australia
# Australia

Celebrity nutritionist 'mortified' after using derogatory term for Down syndrome in new book

Nov 6th 2017, 12:49 PM 52,703 Views 98 Comments

Dr Libby Weaver said she believed the term “mongolism” was a currently used term.

# down-syndrome - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

In a study of older Irish women with Down Syndrome, almost all had dementia 20 years later
# Much Higher Risk
# Much Higher Risk

In a study of older Irish women with Down Syndrome, almost all had dementia 20 years later

Jul 26th 2017, 2:50 PM 15,989 Views 6 Comments

At the end of the long-term study, 97.4% of participants had developed dementia.

# down-syndrome - Thursday 11 May, 2017

HSE ordered to pay paramedic €52,000 after discrimination over care of daughter who has Down Syndrome
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

HSE ordered to pay paramedic €52,000 after discrimination over care of daughter who has Down Syndrome

May 11th 2017, 6:04 AM 40,815 Views 16 Comments

The WRC has ordered the HSE to pay the €52,000 in compensation to the man and provide him with a stable rostered position.

# down-syndrome - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

A mum wrote a moving letter after her son with Down Syndrome was excluded from a party
# Sawyer
From The Daily Edge
# Sawyer

A mum wrote a moving letter after her son with Down Syndrome was excluded from a party

Jun 29th 2016, 8:24 AM 6,457 Views 1 Comment

“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.”

# down-syndrome - Thursday 23 June, 2016

FactCheck: Who got it right in this abortion debate between Ruth Coppinger and Cora Sherlock?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Who got it right in this abortion debate between Ruth Coppinger and Cora Sherlock?

Jun 23rd 2016, 10:24 PM 36,038 Views 161 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck attempts to resolve an argument over abortion facts on Tonight with Vincent Browne last night.

# down-syndrome - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Man who raped two children - one who has Down syndrome - sentenced to 6 years
# Courts
# Courts

Man who raped two children - one who has Down syndrome - sentenced to 6 years

Jun 7th 2016, 7:49 PM 21,570 Views 0 Comments

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.

# down-syndrome - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Watch: Actors with Down syndrome challenge stereotypes with Shakespeare performance
# Give Me A Fair Chance
# Give Me A Fair Chance

Watch: Actors with Down syndrome challenge stereotypes with Shakespeare performance

Mar 24th 2016, 12:51 PM 10,701 Views 1 Comment

The group spoke to Channel 4 during rehearsals at London’s Globe Theatre.

# down-syndrome - Friday 26 February, 2016

'This is why my vote is so important to me'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'This is why my vote is so important to me'

Feb 26th 2016, 8:00 AM 613 Views 14 Comments

Those with Down Syndrome write about the importance of their vote and why they are engaging in the political system.

# down-syndrome - Monday 18 January, 2016

"I can't go out on my own anymore..." - Victim impact statement of woman with Down syndrome read to court
# Rape Trial
# Rape Trial

"I can't go out on my own anymore..." - Victim impact statement of woman with Down syndrome read to court

Jan 18th 2016, 4:51 PM 22,093 Views 78 Comments

Faisal Ellahi was found guilty of rape and sexual assault last month.

# down-syndrome - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Watch Imelda May's amazing dance-off with a Limerick fan who has Down syndrome
# Moves
From The Daily Edge
# Moves

Watch Imelda May's amazing dance-off with a Limerick fan who has Down syndrome

Jan 5th 2016, 11:22 AM 5,427 Views 2 Comments

The MOVES.

# down-syndrome - Friday 18 December, 2015

"Absolutely correct" - Man found guilty of raping woman with Down syndrome
# Dublin
# Dublin

"Absolutely correct" - Man found guilty of raping woman with Down syndrome

Dec 18th 2015, 12:41 PM 23,979 Views 62 Comments

The judge said the man’s claims that the woman had consented to the acts was “absolutely ludicrous”.

# down-syndrome - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Rape trial hears from accused who claims woman with Down syndrome enjoyed sexual activity
# Courts
# Courts

Rape trial hears from accused who claims woman with Down syndrome enjoyed sexual activity

Dec 9th 2015, 6:15 PM 29,129 Views 0 Comments

The Pakistani man also said that in his country people with mental disabilities are kept in hospitals or at home.

# down-syndrome - Thursday 15 October, 2015

This dad made these adorable photos of his son flying to raise awareness of his condition
# Dad Of The Year
From The Daily Edge
# Dad Of The Year

This dad made these adorable photos of his son flying to raise awareness of his condition

Oct 15th 2015, 1:55 PM 5,344 Views 2 Comments

Little Wil has Down Syndrome <3

# down-syndrome - Wednesday 16 September, 2015

Outrage after reality TV star says people with Down syndrome 'should be put down'
# Usrula Presgrave
# Usrula Presgrave

Outrage after reality TV star says people with Down syndrome 'should be put down'

Sep 16th 2015, 6:41 PM 45,846 Views 106 Comments

Police are now investigating her comment.

# down-syndrome - Sunday 30 August, 2015

An Irish girl's sweet duet with her little brother is going super viral on Facebook
# Titanium
From The Daily Edge
# Titanium

An Irish girl's sweet duet with her little brother is going super viral on Facebook

Aug 30th 2015, 11:33 AM 12,007 Views 4 Comments

Noah Kirwan, who has Down Syndrome, joined his big sister Leah to cover his favourite song.

# down-syndrome - Monday 17 August, 2015

Model with Down syndrome to take part in New York Fashion Week
# Inspirational
# Inspirational

Model with Down syndrome to take part in New York Fashion Week

Aug 17th 2015, 3:02 PM 22,998 Views 34 Comments

Madeline Stuart is having a very successful year.

# down-syndrome - Monday 4 May, 2015

Dozens of motorbikes escort remains of Aidan Lynam home to Dublin
# Down Syndrome
# Down Syndrome

Dozens of motorbikes escort remains of Aidan Lynam home to Dublin

May 4th 2015, 5:45 PM 37,932 Views 23 Comments

The father of three was killed in a crash yesterday.

# down-syndrome - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

After a 10-year battle, children with 'mild' Down Syndrome are getting more support
# Down Syndrome
# Down Syndrome

After a 10-year battle, children with 'mild' Down Syndrome are getting more support

Mar 24th 2015, 6:27 PM 10,582 Views 8 Comments

But only as an interim measure.

# down-syndrome - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Here's why 'Donate 21' keeps popping up on your Twitter feed
# Down Syndrome
# Down Syndrome

Here's why 'Donate 21' keeps popping up on your Twitter feed

Mar 19th 2015, 3:00 PM 12,513 Views 3 Comments

It’s for a very good cause.

# down-syndrome - Monday 2 March, 2015

Four punk rockers with learning disabilities will represent Finland in the Eurovision
# A First
# A First

Four punk rockers with learning disabilities will represent Finland in the Eurovision

Mar 2nd 2015, 4:48 PM 9,698 Views 23 Comments

The band was formed at a workshop in 2009 for people with disabilities.

# down-syndrome - Thursday 12 February, 2015

My daughter is clever, funny, and full of life. So why am I so worried about her future?
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

My daughter is clever, funny, and full of life. So why am I so worried about her future?

Feb 12th 2015, 1:00 PM 2,877 Views 73 Comments

To live a full adult life and contribute to society, my daughter urgently needs resource hours in school.

# down-syndrome - Thursday 5 February, 2015

18-month-old boy hands in petition with 65,000 signatures to Leinster House
# Medical Card
# Medical Card

18-month-old boy hands in petition with 65,000 signatures to Leinster House

Feb 5th 2015, 10:00 PM 22,712 Views 46 Comments

The campaign is about children with serious illnesses.

# down-syndrome - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Dementia in those with Down syndrome now twice as likely
# Ageing Population
# Ageing Population

Dementia in those with Down syndrome now twice as likely

Sep 30th 2014, 1:56 PM 6,634 Views 5 Comments

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

# down-syndrome - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Student with Down syndrome, Eleanor Murray, celebrates 93% Leaving Cert Applied result
# ACHIEVEMENT
# ACHIEVEMENT

Student with Down syndrome, Eleanor Murray, celebrates 93% Leaving Cert Applied result

Aug 13th 2014, 6:33 PM 36,374 Views 52 Comments

She’s now looking forward to starting a third level course next month.

# down-syndrome - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Opinion: Baby Gammy's sad story shows how much Down syndrome still scares parents
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

Opinion: Baby Gammy's sad story shows how much Down syndrome still scares parents

Aug 5th 2014, 2:15 PM 856 Views 17 Comments

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"
# Thailand
# Thailand

Father in Thai surrogate case "has child sex convictions"

Aug 5th 2014, 8:25 AM 43,754 Views 107 Comments

The couple released a statement to a newspaper saying allegations they abandoned their baby Gammy were false.

# down-syndrome - Friday 1 August, 2014

Parents 'abandoned' baby with Down syndrome born to surrogate
# Australia
# Australia

Parents 'abandoned' baby with Down syndrome born to surrogate

Aug 1st 2014, 3:01 PM 51,049 Views 123 Comments

The Australian couple are reported to have had twins through a Thai surrogate.

# down-syndrome - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Opinion: If the HSE doesn't understand Down Syndrome, how can it care for those with it?
# Column
# Column

Opinion: If the HSE doesn't understand Down Syndrome, how can it care for those with it?

May 27th 2014, 7:30 PM 113 Views 45 Comments

Children with special needs are what human beings have always aspired to be – selfless, non-judgemental and kind. But they are also very vulnerable.

# down-syndrome - Friday 16 May, 2014

Opinion: Children with special needs are being failed – this is not inclusive education
# Equality
# Equality

Opinion: Children with special needs are being failed – this is not inclusive education

May 16th 2014, 1:08 PM 6,087 Views 39 Comments

We are a society, not a collection of economic units where some of our children can be victimised in the name of “value for money”.

# down-syndrome - Monday 12 May, 2014

Mother was asked by the HSE if her son 'still had Down syndrome'
# Proof Required
# Proof Required

Mother was asked by the HSE if her son 'still had Down syndrome'

May 12th 2014, 10:45 PM 49,623 Views 163 Comments

The card for her four-year-old son was denied.

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