NEWS 2007:

21.12.07 Happy Christmas in sign language A great video clip in sign language for you all. Click on the following link and click play: More »

20.12.07 Deaf Artist Exhibition Niall McCormack, a Deaf Artist is holding an exhibition of some of his work in the Winter Group Exhibition 2007/2008 in The Molesworth Gallery. Check out the following website More »

13.12.07 Press Release: Irish Association of Sign Language Interpreters has dissolved on 9th December following on from AGM. All members who have paid for membership categories covering 2008, or who have made advance payments for 2008, will receive a refund of their membership fees. More »

06.12.07 Job Vacancy: SLIS has a vacancy for a Finance Officer. Closing date for application by 5.00 pm on Friday, 20th of December 2007. More »

29.11.07 Hands On 2nd December - can't be missed! Tune in this Sunday for the first of our two part special on the history of Irish Sign Language presented by Sean Herlihy with some interesting quick facts from Senan Dunne. More »

29.11.07 Job Vacancies: Two vacancies with Sign Language Interpreting Service. Closing Date for receipt of applications: 30th November 2007. Job Description: Administration and Booking Officer and Part Time Administration and Booking Officer. More »

22.11.07 Liveline with Joe Duffy: We've got a transcript of Joe Duffy's radio show where they discussed deaf issues & access to services for Deaf people. Click here for the full transcript. More »

22.11.07 Job Vacancy: Sign Language Interpreting Service is currently recruiting two positions in Dublin. Administration anf Booking Officer full-time and Part-time (6 months temporary position). Closing date: Friday, 30th November 2007 at 5pm. More »

15.11.07 Deaf and hard of hearing patients: are entitled to interpretation services in public hospitals in Ireland. You should notify your public hospital that you are Deaf or hard of hearing, in advance of your visit so they can make any necessary arrangements. More »

8.11.07 Loop Systems in Churches in Co. Kerry: Number of Churches in Kerry that have installed loop systems which benefit parishioners with hearing aids with a "t" switch. Check out the list of Churches with a loop systems installed. More »

1.11.07 Job Vacancy: Tralee Women's Resource Centre (Project Co-Ordinator). Closing Date for receipt of applications: Friday, November 2nd 2007 at 4p.m. Job Description: Support, information and administrative services for local women and women's groups and campaigns, advocates and networks on behalf of women. More »

25.10.07 Community Foundation of Ireland Small Grants Scheme Applications are now welcome for Round 3, 2007. Six key areas of funding: Carers, Older People, Ethnic Minorities, People leaving Institutions, Sexual Minorities & Families at Risk. More »

18.10.07 Office Admin Vacancy (CE Scheme) Partnership Tra Li has a vacancy on its CE scheme commencing early November. The successful candidate will be based in our office in Tralee. More »

11.10.07 St Joseph’s School will celebrate their 150th Anniversary (1857 ­ 2007): St Joseph’s School will celebrate their 150th Anniversary (1857 ­ 2007). More »

04.10.07 Lawsuit in Utah re Lack of Interpreters: The Utah Statesman newspaper recently reported that a lawsuit filed by Deaf students over the lack of sign language interpreters has been settled out of court. More »

27.9.07 CACDP Training: Level 1 ISL Tutor-Assessor Workshop on Saturday, 20 October. Level 2 ISL Tutor Workshop on Sunday 21 October. Closing date for applications is the 28/9/07. More »

20.9.07 ISL Awareness Week: Irish Sign Language Awareness week will take place from the 22nd to 28th of Sept 2007. More »

13.9.07 Deaf Actors Wanted: For a new comedy play showing on 22nd, 23rd & 24th Nov. This will be a Christmas show presented by Dublin Theatre of the Deaf. More »

6.9.07 We've interesting articles on "Solar Powered Hearing Aid Batteries", "Pocket Interpreters" and "Virtual Classrooms in Sign Language". More »

30.8.07 We've series of reports for the month of August from the World Federation of the Deaf congress held in Madrid in in July 2007. More »

2.8.07 The WFD, its Members and the participants at the 15th WFD congress agree to promote and implement the Congress Resolutions to all governments and authorities, demanding respect for the realisation of HUMAN RIGHTS THROUGHSIGN LANGUAGES. More »

26.7.07 No news this week due to attendance at World Federation of the Deaf Congress in Madrid. More »

19.7.07 The Irish Deaf Society have set up day and evening courses for Deaf adults ie: English, Deaf History, Computer Courses, Aptitude Test and Driving Theory Test. More »

12.7.07 Signing Information Mid West A full day seminar to outline the learning from and the future of the Signing Information Mid West project will be held on the 18th September in the Greenhills Hotel, Limerick. More »

05.7.07 Census figures on disability 2006 Almost one in ten of the State's population has a long-term health problem or disability, according to figures released today. Census figures for 2006 published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) reveal that almost 394,000 people in the April 2006 survey said they had such a health problem or disability. More »

28.6.07 For singles looking for love are now turning to...SIGN LANGUAGE! A new craze is sweeping the nation! "BAR CODE - The non-verbal language for meeting, flirting and contacting with anyone, anytime, anywhere!" More »

14.6.07 The Clin d'Oeil Festival is a cultural event for Deaf artists in France and throughout Europe. The Festival will take place from 29th June to 1st July 2007 in Rheims, France. More »

7.6.07 Sporting Chance Programme: The National Learning Network Tralee is currently recruiting Nationally 20 participants for an innovative new Training Programme in the sports & leisure industry designed to promote career opportunities for people with disabilities by training as a coach, leader or manager in the sports and leisure industry? Interviews will be taking place in June. More »

7.6.07 Employment Opportunity: Kerry Women's Refuge & Support Services provide residential care and a range of other supports to women and children who have been affected by domestic violence. We currently have vacancies on our panel of relief support workers within the refuge service. Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 22nd June 2007. More »

31.5.07 Childline Deaf Text: They have set up a text service especially for young Deaf and Hard of Hearing people so you can contact them about anything you want. You can also contact Childline if you don't feel safe for any reason. How to use the Deaf Text service »

24.5.07 Deaf Community Centre, Limerick Information Evening Change of date, it is due to take place in the Deaf Community Centre in Limerick on the 23rd May has been changed to the 30th May at 18.30. More »

17.5.07 We are thrilled to announce that we will bring a team of five sign language interpreters to the upcoming World Federation of the Deaf congress in Madrid (July 2007). More »

3.5.07 Job Vacancy: The Irish Deaf Society are seeking an Irish Sign Language Academy Co-ordinator. Closing date at 5pm. Tuesday, 8th May 2007. More »

26.4.07 Job Vacancies: A part time Community Resource position is available at the Cork Deaf Association (part time maternity cover) and a Chief Executive Vacancy at The Catholic Institute for Deaf People. More »

19.4.07 The Irish Deaf Youth Association is looking for Deaf adults to apply to become IUK leaders on the 4th Ireland-United Kingdom (IUK) Deaf Camp. The leaders will travel with 8 Irish youth participants aged from 13 to 17 years old to the event in Yorkshire in England this summer. More »

12.4.07 Irish Deaf Society Election Manifesto (IDS). The IDS is running a campaign to ensure the candidates of 2007 General Election support the rights of the Deaf to live equality. Their manifesto covers issues such as: Irish Sign Language Recognition, Irish Deaf Education Reform, Access to public services, Equal employment & third level opportunities and Funding to Deaf Community development on local & national level. More »

5.4.07 Penalty Points Talk in Cork Deaf Club The Cork Deaf Club would like to inform you about a talk which will take place in the Deaf Centre on Tuesday 3rd April at 8pm. More »

29.3.07 A number of Easter Weekend sporting events are being organised on Saturday & Sunday, 7th & 8th April 2007 in University Limerick. On Saturday, 7th April, there will be an Inter-Provincial Football Tournament Semi Final at 11am. The final & 3rd/4th Place will be at 3pm. On Sunday morning at 11am. More »

22.3.07 Street Collections - WARNING We have received some reports recently of people collecting for the KDRC or 'Deaf Centre' on streets in the Tralee and Kenmare areas. The KDRC is not organising any street collections at present. If you are approached on the street please make sure the person is from a legitimate charity. People collecting for the KDRC will always have identification with them. But if you are in any doubt please do not hesitate to contact us by email: or Mobile/Text: 087 633 4687. More »

15.3.07 KADE are organising an event for St. PatrickĖs Day called Global Tralee. This is an Inter-Cultural Celebration at the Brandon Hotel from 2-5pm. Admission is free. For further information please contact KADE by email: More »

8.3.07 Deaf Community Centre Limerick Social nights will be held in Deaf Community Centre on the 2nd, 10th, 16th, 24th and 31st March from 7 to 9pm. Time extension can be made on request. The Centre is on the 1st floor at 97 O Connell Street, Limerick, located near the city centre. More »

1.3.07 Youth Leader training: The Cork Deaf Association will be providing Youth Leader training on the 3rd and 10th March from 10am - 4pm at 5 Mac Curtain Street, Cork. More »

22.2.07 Gaining Strength Together Forum: The Irish Deaf Women's Group AGM will be held on the 9th of March 2007 at 7.30pm. The theme is a very important theme for Deaf women everywhere. More »

15.2.07 Job Vacancy: Assessment Officer with the Health Service Executive. The HSE arising from its obligations under Part 2 of the Disability Act 2005 are recruiting 32 Assessment Officers to work in each of its Local Health Office catchment areas. The closing date is Friday 2nd March 2007. More »

8.2.07 Open Meeting with Local TD's. As you know elections will be held over the coming months. To ensure people have access, we will have an open meeting with some of the candidates on the 19th of February at 7pm. If you would like to attend and to put your concerns to the candidates, Please contact us email: More »

5.2.07 Job Vacancy: Full time Office Manager. The Irish Deaf Society (IDS), the national representative organisation of the Deaf in Ireland, strives to highlight societal needs of the Deaf, hard of hearing people and their families by providing a number of social and personal services. Closing date: 15th February 2007 at 5pm. More »

1.2.07 Reminder of Elderly Trip to Dublin. If you would like to join the group travelling to Dublin on the 12th and 13th of February with The National Chaplaincy and Cork Deaf Association, please contact the organisers as soon as possible. More »

25.1.07 We would like to extend our sympathies to the family of Muriel Boyce from Limerick who passed away over the weekend. Muriel was the mother of Ger Boyce, a well known Deaf person in Limerick. More »

18.1.07 The Irish Deaf Youth Association is looking for 8 participants for their Youth Exchange which will be held in Ireland 20th -27th Feb 2007 and then in Finland October 2007. Are you: 18-30 years old and interested in learning about a different culture and learning what the Deaf community and services are like in Finland? More »

11.1.07 Job Vacancy: The Irish Deaf Youth Association is looking for a Part-Time Administrator. For more information, contact the Irish Deaf Youth Association at or fax: 01 860 1960. More »

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