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Mural by Joe Caslin unveiled in Dublin to mark 50th anniversary of Down Syndrome Ireland
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Mural by Joe Caslin unveiled in Dublin to mark 50th anniversary of Down Syndrome Ireland

Jul 27th 2021, 2:36 PM 13,468 Views 6 Comments

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
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Down Syndrome Ireland urges Emmerdale producers to scrap pregnancy termination storyline

Nov 26th 2020, 11:05 AM 48,032 Views 77 Comments

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

Oct 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 21,877 Views 17 Comments

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

Sep 9th 2019, 8:00 PM 14,004 Views 5 Comments

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

May 20th 2019, 7:52 PM 21,525 Views 0 Comments

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

Mar 21st 2019, 10:08 AM 19,395 Views 13 Comments

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

Aug 3rd 2018, 10:10 PM 20,513 Views 57 Comments

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

May 22nd 2018, 5:11 PM 10,852 Views 2 Comments

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

Feb 4th 2018, 4:00 AM 119,028 Views 414 Comments

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

Jan 25th 2018, 7:59 AM 243,138 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.

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

Jan 24th 2018, 8:21 AM 27,284 Views 204 Comments

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

Nov 6th 2017, 12:49 PM 52,757 Views 98 Comments

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

Jul 26th 2017, 2:50 PM 16,083 Views 6 Comments

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

May 11th 2017, 6:04 AM 41,104 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.

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

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

Jun 29th 2016, 8:24 AM 6,465 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.”

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

Jun 23rd 2016, 10:24 PM 36,074 Views 161 Comments

TheJournal.ie’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
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Man who raped two children - one who has Down syndrome - sentenced to 6 years

Jun 7th 2016, 7:49 PM 21,650 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.

Watch: Actors with Down syndrome challenge stereotypes with Shakespeare performance
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Watch: Actors with Down syndrome challenge stereotypes with Shakespeare performance

Mar 24th 2016, 12:51 PM 10,727 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Feb 26th 2016, 8:00 AM 668 Views 14 Comments

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
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"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 22,105 Views 78 Comments

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
# Moves
# Moves

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

Jan 5th 2016, 11:22 AM 5,481 Views 2 Comments

The MOVES.

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

Dec 18th 2015, 12:41 PM 24,037 Views 62 Comments

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

Dec 9th 2015, 6:15 PM 29,158 Views 0 Comments

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
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# 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 5,346 Views 2 Comments

Little Wil has Down Syndrome <3

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

Sep 16th 2015, 6:41 PM 45,900 Views 106 Comments

Police are now investigating her comment.

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

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

Aug 30th 2015, 11:33 AM 12,019 Views 4 Comments

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

Aug 17th 2015, 3:02 PM 23,013 Views 34 Comments

Madeline Stuart is having a very successful year.

Dozens of motorbikes escort remains of Aidan Lynam home to Dublin
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Dozens of motorbikes escort remains of Aidan Lynam home to Dublin

May 4th 2015, 5:45 PM 37,995 Views 23 Comments

The father of three was killed in a crash yesterday.

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

Mar 24th 2015, 6:27 PM 10,656 Views 8 Comments

But only as an interim measure.

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

Mar 19th 2015, 3:00 PM 12,522 Views 3 Comments

It’s for a very good cause.

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

Mar 2nd 2015, 4:48 PM 9,726 Views 23 Comments

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

Feb 12th 2015, 1:00 PM 3,516 Views 73 Comments

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

Feb 5th 2015, 10:00 PM 22,717 Views 46 Comments

The campaign is about children with serious illnesses.

Dementia in those with Down syndrome now twice as likely
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Dementia in those with Down syndrome now twice as likely

Sep 30th 2014, 1:56 PM 6,645 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

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

Aug 13th 2014, 6:33 PM 36,439 Views 52 Comments

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

Aug 5th 2014, 2:15 PM 909 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"
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Father in Thai surrogate case "has child sex convictions"

Aug 5th 2014, 8:25 AM 43,822 Views 107 Comments

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
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Parents 'abandoned' baby with Down syndrome born to surrogate

Aug 1st 2014, 3:01 PM 51,155 Views 123 Comments

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

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

May 27th 2014, 7:30 PM 118 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.

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

May 16th 2014, 1:08 PM 6,414 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”.

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