Making a Mark“I’m very, very proud to do this show.”

As heard on arena

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On Monday’s Arena, Seán Rocks spoke to a man who’s competed in the World Games, a man who’s a lip-sync champion, a man who has studied Anthropology and a man who packs bags in Tesco. But Seán wasn’t talking to four men, he was talking to one – Mark Smith. Mark is a drama practitioner with Down Syndrome and he …

MillennialsThe generation that doesn’t get enough credit?

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Has ‘Millennial’ become a dirty word? Ryan Tubridy was joined in studio by Mary Kate Slattery from The Millennial of the Year organising committee this morning. It’s an annual fundraiser which aims to raise €100,000 for a different charity each year, with 100 people committing to raise €1000 each. This year, they are working with Down Syndrome Ireland. Mary Kate thinks that the word ‘Millennial’ can carry a “negative …

Kevin Kilbane on Down syndrome‘I’ve heard it being described as almost like a death. You’re mourning for something… you think you’ve not got the perfect child’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Kevin Kilbane joined Ray D’Arcy on World Down Syndrome day. As dad to 13 year old Elsie, who has Down Syndrome, the Ireland football legend spoke openly about his experiences particularly in the days and months after her birth. ‘You’re given this bombshell and then it’s almost like ‘Right, you got to take care of yourself now’’ Kevin has campaigned …