NEWS 2008:

18.12.08 Interpreting Hands On is making a programme about working with interpreters and would like to feedback on people's awareness and experience of working with interpreter with a questionaire. More »

11.12.08 News from Africa: KDRC manager, Willie White, is out in South Africa building houses with the Niall Mellon Trust. More »

4.12.08 Job Opportunity: A post has become available for a one-year contract, subject to review, for the position of Deaf Youth Advocate. Duties include: Facilitating Workshops, Fundraising, General Office Administration and Organising Fun Events. ISL Training will be provided if required. More »

27.11.08 Christmas Partys Children's Christmas Party on 7th December at 3pm, at the Dublin Deaf Club, please text for more info: 086 1719570. IDYA on the 20th of December in Messer Maguires near O' Connell Bridge in Dublin. KDRC on the 14th of December in the Abbeygate Hotel in Kerry. More »

20.11.08 Court Calls for Code After Death of Deaf Man A JURY has recommended that major changes be made in the way hospitals treat patients with disabilities after hearing how a 60 yrs old deaf man died as he tried to walk 50 miles home. More »

12.11.08 Medical Card Update For Over 70's The new income thresholds for qualification for a medical card for over-70s are €700pw for a single person, equivalent to €36,500pa, and €1,400pw for a couple, or €73,000pa. More »

12.11.08 Disability Allowance Update Government has agreed that the existing arrangements, whereby Disability Allowance is paid to 16 and 17 year olds will continue, pending the completion of a full review of the Disability Allowance scheme. More »

6.11.08 KDRC Christmas / Winter Celebration Party Our annual party will be held on the 14th of December in the Abbeygate Hotel Tralee. More »

6.11.08 Supporter of the Year Nominations It's that time of year again where we are looking for nominations for our Deaf and Hearing Supporter of the Year Awards. Do you know of a person, organisation or a service that has been supportive of Deaf issues in the past year. Get your nominations in now »

30.10.08 The use of Non-Accredited Interpreters In the Corkman newspaper on the 16th of October, they ran an article on a court case where all the charges were dismissed due to the mishandling of interpreting access. More »

23.10.08 Synopsis of Budget 2008 There has been huge criticism of this year's budget. Read on »

16.10.08 CE Vacancy With Our Service We have a vacancy for a part time person to work with our service in November. The person will be expected to work with clients and have relevant office/computer skills. Knowledge of sign language and Deaf issues is a definite advantage. Applicants must be eligible to participate on a CE scheme. If you are interested, please send your CV to our service. More »

9.10.08 AHEAD 20th Annual Conference AHEAD, the Association of Higher Education Access & Disability is hosting its 20th Annual Conference on 29th October 2008. The theme is 'Whatís good about our teaching, and what could we learn from it?' More »

18.9.08 Hands On Needs Your Help Hands On will be back on TV this autumn. At the moment they are working on two programmes & need your help! The 1st programme is about access to emergency services (999 - Garda, Ambulance, Fire Brigade, etc.) in Ireland. The 2nd programme is about a sensitive but very important issue. Hands On would like to talk to people who have tried to adopt or have successfully adopted or fostered a child or gone through IVF treatment. More »

11.9.08 Dublin Theatre of the Deaf Drama rehearsals will starts on Thursday, 18th Sept at the Dublin Deaf Club At 7.30pm for a new family show for Christmas called "Mary Poppins" Old and new faces are welcome and join the drama on every Thursday evening. More »

4.9.08 Sign Language Interpreter Vacancy Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following Fixed Term post under the aegis of Kerry Education Service (Co. Kerry VEC), which may arise in the school year 2008/09. Applications must be received not later than 12.00 p.m. on Monday 22nd September 2008. More »

21.8.08 IDS Signing Week The Irish Deaf Society has arranged a number of exciting events to celebrate Signing Week from the 6th to the 13th of September. More »

21.8.08 Census 2011 The Central Statistics Office (CSO) is looking for ideas and submissions for the 2011 Census by 11th of September. Further information is also available at More »

7.8.08 Job Opportunities With Hands On TV Researcher position - starting August 25th for minimum of 8 months and Production Assistant/Runner - starting late August/early September for approximately 8 months. More »

31.7.08 KDRC Closed in August: The Kerry Deaf Resource Centre will close from Friday, August 1st for annual holidays. The Centre will re-open Monday, 1st September at 9.30am. More »

24.7.08 Job Opportunity: Project Manager Vacancy in Centre for Deaf Studies. The Centre for Deaf Studies hope to recruit a Project Manager for a 3 year contract. The appointment will be tenable from 1st October 2008. More »

17.7.08 Hearing Aid Grant From 1st July 2008, the maximum grant for the supply of a hearing aid under the Medical Appliance Benefit Scheme has been increased to €830.00. More »

10.7.08 Feedback to Kathleen O'Brien Tribute We have received a lot of feedback to our tribute last week to Kathleen O'Brien. More »

1.7.08 A tribute to Kathleen O'Brien - too young to die This week's article is dedicated to our client and friend Kathleen O'Brien who passed away last week at the tender age of 39. She passed away peacefully after a brave battle with advanced cervical cancer. Read on and the reality was shocking!!! »

26.6.08 IDS Summerfest: St Joseph's Grounds Navan Road (Swimming Pool) on Sunday 6th July 2008, from 12pm till late. There will be Annual Sports Day Tug-o-war, Wellington boots, Children & Adults race, Bounty castle, water slide and many more. A BBQ will also be provided. Kids please bring spare clothes. Admission is free. Please note: Participating in any activities will be at your own risk. For More info »

19.6.08 Community Employment Vacancy: We are looking for a person to work with us on a part time basis. The person needs to be eligible for a Community Employment (CE) position. The candidate should have knowledge of Deaf issues and sign language. Knowledge of office systems / computer skills would also be an advantage. The position will commence the first week of July. For More info »

12.6.08 KDRC Golf Classic: Enda Curtayne will organise a Golf Classic all proceeds going to KDRC Centre. It will be held on the 22nd of August in Dooks Golf Club in Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry. It will cost €250 per team (4 people in each team). The income from this helps us to pay bills and overheads throughout the year. As with a lot of community groups, we rely on voluntary fundraising to cover costs, as we do not receive sufficient funding from the HSE or Government Departments. More »

12.6.08 Deaf Football Open Day: Will be held on Saturday 21st June at the Corduff Sports Centre, Dublin 15, from 12.00pm to 17.00pm for boys and girls aged 5 -18 years old. More »

5.6.08 Lisbon Treaty: Cork Deaf Association have organised an information evening regarding the Lisbon treaty, on Monday 9th June at 8PM in Deaf Centre, Cork. More »

29.5.08 Men's Development Network: Men Are Learning, the 12th Annual Men's Summer School, will be held in Maynooth from Monday June 16th to Wednesday June 18th 2008. More »

29.5.08 KODA Family Day - Kids of Deaf Adults: Fun, games, laughs and surprises will be held on the 8th of June from 11am to 5pm. Cost will be €10 per family. More »

22.5.08 Deaf Karaoke Night: The Irish Deaf Society Presents Deaf Karaoke in aid of the Thailand Trek 2008 to raise funds for Deaf services in Ireland. More »

15.5.08 Hearing Aid False Advertising: We've received a number of complaints regarding misleading hearing aid advertising ie: a free trial of hearing aids. If you require hearing aids, please be very careful selecting your hearing aid dispenser, there are many stories out there of elderly people parting with their money and not getting the service they paid for!! More »

15.5.08 ISL Assessors Wanted: You need to have knowledge of Level 1 Certificate in Irish Sign Language, a teaching qualification & teaching experience. Skills / qualification in assessment. For more information, go to More »

8.5.08 Limerick School For The Deaf: Open Day on Friday 9th of May. The school is situated at Greenfields, Rosbrien, Limerick. More »

8.5.08 Cancer Lecture For Men: Cancer information night for men on 16 May, 8pm, at the Dublin Deaf Club, Drumcondra in Dublin. More »

1.5.08 Sign Language Lecture at Centre For Deaf Studies: The Centre for Deaf Studies is holding a lecture Ms. Carmel Grehan entitled "Gendered Sign Language in St. Mary's School" on Friday, 2nd May 2008, 1.30 - 2.30pm. More »

24.4.08 Morning Job Club: Cork Deaf Association are re-launching their Job Club on the 2nd of May in conjunction with FÁS and First Employment Service. There is no need for appointment time, just drop in to the Centre from 10am - 12pm. A Job Coach will be there to assist people in updating their CV's, writing letters to employers or filling out application forms. More »

17.4.08 Smear Test Awareness: It's recommended that women start having regular smear tests (about every 3 years although there's a lot of different opinions) from their early 20's upwards. If you would like to get a test done, avail of the services of an interpreter / advocate - this will ensure that you have full facts and clear information. More »

10.4.08 Anti-Doping & Child Protection Policy Course: The Irish Sports Council is running a course on Anti-Doping and Child Protection Policy on Saturday, 19th April 2008. This course is open to all and may be of interest to Deaf people involved in sports. More »

3.4.08 Steve Walker Workshops in Kerry: Steve Walker, a well known Deaf-Blind, ASL, and International Sign Interpreter from the States will facilitate the training. Dates and venue will be determined shortly. More »

27.3.08 Deaf Parent Get Together: The Irish Deaf Society will hold a meeting for Deaf parents on Saturday 29th of March in the Dublin Deaf Club. More »

20.3.08 DVD's Available: A valuable resource for the Deaf community: Medical Signs DVD & booklet, The Employment Equality Acts 1998 & 2004, The Equal Status Acts 2000 to 2004, Developing an Advocacy Service for People with Disabilities, Breast Awareness DVD and Menís Health. More »

10.3.08 Job Opportunity: The Catholic Institute for Deaf People is seeking to recruit a Personal Assistant on a full time fixed term (3 year) basis. The closing date for completed applications is the 14th of March 08. CIDP is an equal opportunities employer. More »

8.3.08 Launch of Irish Deaf Women's Group DVD: Domestic Violence, Rape and Sexual Harassment for Deaf Women and the Report on the Zest Forum on the 8th of March. More »

25.2.08 Hands On Tv Programme: Tune in this Sunday the 24th of February for the first in a two part report on the biggest crisis facing the Irish Deaf Community today, most basic public services - including hospitals. The main reason for this is a lack of awareness among the health services. More »

21.2.08 FAI Coach Education - Kickstart 1: Coaching course for Deaf and/or hard of hearing participants. FAI Coaching Ladder to develop and promote soccer within the Deaf community. More »

8.2.08 Subtitle: RTÉ will subtitle, live, all the matches in the Six Nations rugby, as well as all pre-match discussions and analysis by RTÉ presenters. Subtitling of all GAA matches started in May 2007. More »

1.2.08 KDRC - 9 Years Old: On the 1st of February, our service celebrated its ninth birthday. We would like to thank all our staff and supporters for all their hard work and assistance over the years. We have achieved so much since opening our service in 1999 with just one staff member. To day, we have eleven people working with our service from full time to part time staff. More »

31.1.08 Some Sound Advice: This is an advice booklet for people working in healthcare. To improve access to and the utilisation of health service for Deaf people in Ireland. It is a very useful resource for any Deaf person when accessing health services. More »

24.1.08 Men's Health in ISL: The aim of the DVD is so that Deaf men can be aware of their own health and the possible risks they take, for example how to identify early signs of sickness. More »

17.1.08 Job Opportunity: The Citizens Information Board is recruiting a new Advocacy Officer position in Cork. Deadline for applications is 28th January 2008. More »

10.1.08 European Disability Forum Trainee Scheme: The EDF is running a 5-month trainee scheme for students with disabilities. Deadline for the submission of applications: 15.01.08. More »

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