The Irish Deaf Society is the largest Deaf-led organisation in Ireland working with both the Deaf and hard of hearing community. Our work focuses on issues such as achieving equality and access for Deaf people.

Irish Sign Language (ISL) is the language of the Deaf community in Ireland. ISL is a visual, spatial language with its own distinct grammar. It is not only a language of the hands but also of the face and body.


IDS Press Release for ISL Awareness Week

16th September 2016

Press Release: Available Friday 16th September 2016 Irish Sign Language Awareness Week: ‘With Sign Language, I am Equal’ 19th – 25th September 2016 The Irish Deaf Society will host Irish…

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Poster stating "Vacancy at the Irish Deaf Society" (Blue background, white text)

VACANCY: Community Resource Officer

18th August 2016

Post: Community Resource Officer (Full-time) Reports to:  IDS Advocacy Manager (Deaforward) Purpose of the Job: The Community Resource Officer will encourage and assist Deaf community groups to identity their needs,…

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