NEWS 2013:

23.12.13 Internship with EUD. The internship is aimed at Deaf sign language users who want to gain valuable experience at European level. EUD will cover the intern's transportation costs to and from Brussels and pay a monthly allowance of €800. For more information »

20.12.13 Closed for christmas. Our service will close on Friday the 20th of December and will reopen on Monday the 6th of Jan 2014. For more information »

16.12.13 Statement about the sign language interpretation at Mandela's memorial service. The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI) are concerned about the quality of sign language interpretation during that event. For more information »

9.12.13 Review of visiting teacher service. Parents/carers of children who currently receive support from the Visiting Teacher Service; Children who currently receiving support from the service; & Interested parties. Please note the deadline for receipt of completed questionnaires is 20 January 2014. For more information »

21.11.13 Sign language interpreting access. This week our update will focus on sign language interpreting access. With ongoing cuts due to the current recession, many Deaf sign language users are concerned that their rights to access are being cut or being drastically reduced. For more information »

7.10.13 CE VACANCIES in November. Both positions are Office admin jobs. The successful candidates will be working closely with Deaf and hard of hearing staff and clients. A knowledge and Deaf issues and sign language is a distinct advantage. Duties will include general office duties, including computer work filing, photocopying & dealing with client queries. For more information »

30.9.13 Irish Deaf Hub (IDH). The latest edition is available online at and has an update on the campaign to support St Joseph's House for Deaf and Deaf/Blind in light of the new HSE policy on congregated settings. For more information »

9.9.13 Vacancies with DCC Limerick. The Deaf Community Centre (DCC) is currently accepting applications for two part time positions: Community and Development Officers (part-time). Applicants many be registered under Tus - community placement initiative or the CE employment scheme or apply as a volunteer. For more information »

29.7.13 Annual leave. Our service will closed for annual leave for the month of August. We will close on Wednesday the 31st of July at 5pm and will re-open on Monday the 2nd of September at 10am. If you require a sign language interpreter for medical or legal emergencies during August, you can contact the Sign Language Interpreting Service emergency number at 087 672 5179. For more information »

22.7.13 President Obama appoints Deaf lawyer Claudia Gordon, a black deaf individual, to take over as an Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement. Gordon will be working as a liaison between the Obama Administration and the disability community. For more information »

15.7.13 112 emergency services text access Emergency services including the Garda Siochana, Ambulance Service, Fire Brigade and the Irish Coast Guard via text message has now been put on a permanent footing. 112 service also works in all EU countries. To use the service, you will need to register your mobile phone. For more information »

8.7.13 New Sign Language App for Android Phones The Concise Irish Sign Language Dictionary is an Irish Sign Language (ISL) video dictionary, currently containing over 750 signs. For more information »

1.7.13 Pre-school vacancies Preschool Assistant and Pre-school Leader job vacancies this September at Marian Campus, Dominican Convent, Ratoath Road, Cabra, Dublin 7. Applications due by Monday 8th July at 5pm. For more information »

24.6.13 Deaf education centre Easy to access information for parents with deaf or hard of hearing children on and they can also be liked on Facebook at For more information »

17.6.13 Irish Deaf Youth Association is looking for volunteers IDYA is looking for volunteers for the annual SUMMER FEST which is due to be held on 21st July. If you are interested in helping out. For more information »

10.6.13 Deaf sports Ireland football marathon DSI is holding a Football Marathon at the Deaf village Ireland on Sunday 23rd June from 9.30am-6pm. All money raised will go to supporting Team Ireland at the 2013 Deaflympics this July. For more information »

4.6.13 How to contact RTE/TV3 if unhappy with subtitling Irish Deaf Society posted details recently on their facebook page on how to give feedback to RTÉ and TV3 about their subtitles. For more information »

27.5.13 Caring communities (round 2) is now open for applications. Four distinct categories in this round: Youth Unemployment.Emergency Respite Care. Older People. LGBT Communities. For more information, go to For more information »

20.5.13 Summer Youth Activities Programme. Deaf Sports Ireland is pleased to announce the first Summer Youth Activities Programme for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, CODA and Sibling participant. Closing date is on Monday 27th May 2013. For more information »

13.5.13 Irish Deaf Hub. New dedicated website on deaf issues that will feature issues and events of interest to the Deaf community including Sports, News, Event, Mental Health, Insight on the Deaf Community, Jobs, History, Legal issues etc. For more information »

7.5.13 Assistive technology course VTOS programme (Tralee) Looking to recruit new students for its course starting in September. It is a two year programme where students cover a variety of subjects including: Internet Skills, Digital Media, Computer Skills, Functional Mathematics, Arts & Crafts, Health & Fitness, Progression and Career Guidance. For more information »

30.4.13 Sign language interpreters Munster (SLIM) training. The workshop will look at language register & the linguistics of sign language. It will be held on the 11th of May from 11am to 4pm in our Centre in Tralee. For more information »

22.4.13 European Masters in sign language interpreting (EUMASLI). The deadline for applications is the 26th April 2013 for places will be offered in September 2013. For more information »

15.4.13 Travelling to America with ESTA visa - be aware. In addition to an airline tickets, passengers are required to apply for an ESTA visa. Be aware of bogus sites for an ESTA visa. There is only one official ESTA registration website according to US Embassy in Ireland. For more information »

8.4.13 ISL everywhere app. A beta test version with approx 50 signs, the alphabet and numbers 1-10. They would appreciate if people could view the app and provide feedback and suggestions. A beta version: For more information »

25.3.13 Irish sign language (ISL) app. ISL Everywhere is a new and exciting mobile website and smartphone app. ISL Everywhere is a collaborative project between Sharing the Journey, the Irish Deaf Society and the Centre for Deaf Studies. A promo for ISL Everywhere is available to view at For more information »

18.3.13 Job vacancies. The first vacancy is for an IT Project Development post. The 2nd vacancies are for Irish Sign Language/ English Interpreters. Both jobs have a closing date of 1pm Thursday 4th April 2013 and interviews will be held for the Interpreters on Monday 15th April and the IT job on Tuesday 16th April. For more information »

11.3.13 Final pottery class this Thursday. Our final pottery and clay class will be on this Thursday (14th of March). For more information »

11.3.13 Property tax website now online. Self-assessment requires property owners to honestly assess the market value of their own property. For more information »

25.2.13 WAM programme- 21 paid work placements in civil service. Are you a graduate with a disability/specific learning difficulty and seeking valuable work experience? If so, the AHEAD WAM (Willing Able Mentoring) Programme, is offering a six-month, paid, mentored work placement in a number of locations in Ireland. For more information »

18.2.13 Official opening of Deaf Village Ireland. Official opening on the 4th of March at about 10am. More details will be available on their website at or on their Facebook page: Deaf Village Ireland. For more information »

11.2.13 Access and contribution to the classroom by deaf children. The lecture is on "Access and contribution to the classroom by deaf children". It will take place in the multi-purpose room of the Deaf Village on Ratoath Road, Cabra, 11th February at 7.30pm. It is free to attend. For more information »

4.2.13 Two-day workshop 11th-13th of March for adults with or waiting for cochlear implants. This will give them the opportunity to meet others with the same ‘listening device’ and discuss challenges and successful management of their (or their partners) CI process and rehabilitation. For more information »

28.1.13 Mid Term J-Fest Adventure Camp In Deaf Village Ireland. The camp promises to have full on fun activities and adventures, including exciting experiences like the Croke Park SkyWalk, Funtasia and Awesome Walls. For Deaf kids aged 10-15 years old from the 13th-16th of February. For more information »

21.1.13 Drugs and Alcohol Awareness workshop. On Saturday, 9th February in the CSL Training Centre, Tuam Road Retail Park, Tuam Road, Galway from 11am to 1pm. For more information »

14.1.13 Sencity Multi Sensory Music Event. Sencity is a multi-sensory music event where the audience can hear but also feel, see, smell and taste the music.Created and celebrated by people with and without hearing abilities. Live music event is going to take place in Dublin on February 9th, 2013. Concert Hall, RDS. For more information »

7.1.13 Medisigns/EFLSI Conference - Interpreting In Healthcare. The seminar on the 1st and 2nd of March in Dublin, will present findings from a recent European Commission funded project, MEDISIGNS, and outlines some key training materials and resources available to support the training of interpreters (as well as healthcare professionals and members of the Deaf community) for work in healthcare. For more information »

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