Bridget Connolly, who died in hospital in March at the age of 50. Her family is anxious to raise awareness of dementia in the Down syndrome population and the need for dedicated specialist support services to be available to everyone who needs them.

People with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities (ID) are living longer than before, and this is good news. However, some are developing (...)

A motorcade made up of his friends and colleagues of Aidan Lynam from Down Syndrome Ireland escorts his coffin back to Dublin from Limerick. Photograph: Eric Luke

A motorcade of about 200 motorbikes has escorted the coffin of crash victim Aidan Lynam back to Lucan in Dublin following his death at the weekend.Mr (...)

A man in his early 40s was killed in a road crash outside Kilkee in Co Clare on Sunday morning.

A man has died while participating in an annual fundraiser in Clare for Down Syndrome Ireland. Aidan Lynam was killed after crashing his motorbike whi(...)

The public petition presented to Dáil and Seanad deputies at Leinster House

What was once deemed to be a benevolent law has become one that strips away all decision-making powers from people with intellectual disabilities, (...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan announced interim measure “in recognition of the length of time it will take” to introduce the new resource teacher model. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Children categorised as having “mild” Down syndrome are to receive additional teaching resources in a move cautiously welcomed by parents and campaig(...)

The Department of Education is facing fresh legal action over its exclusion of children with “mild” Down Syndrome from teaching resources that are gr(...)

Unit 3 Merlin Commercial Park, Doughiska, Co Galway. Retail warehouse building. Reserve: €1.85m-€2m. Unit 3 Merlin Commercial Park, Doughiska, Co Galway

The first Allsop Space auction of 2015 on February 18th features 222 properties with a total reserve of more than €40 million.Many of the commercial (...)

Sheila Ryan, sister of Mary Garvan, who lives in Áras Attracta residential home in Swinford, Co Mayo

Organisations representing people with intellectual disabilities have called on the Government to appoint a confidential recipient to deal with abuse (...)

Former Republic of Ireland manager John Giles has expressed the hope that Everton’s James McCarthy can fulfil his potential and really deliver during(...)

David O’Brien: the first student with Down syndrome to complete the Leaving Cert,  in 2000

In 2000 David O’Brien became the first person with Down syndrome to complete Leaving Cert Applied. Today an estimated 10-15 people with the condition (...)