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.

Leinster House with group of Deaf people

Oireachtas TV (with ISL)

17th November 2016

Seanad Debate 19th October http://www.oireachtas.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=33766&&CatID=129 (with Fergie on egg) https://oireachtas.heanet.ie/mp4/seanad/latest/seanad_20161019T092459.000003.mp4 https://oireachtas.heanet.ie/mp4/seanad/latest/seanad_20161019T092459.000004.mp4 https://oireachtas.heanet.ie/mp4/seanad/latest/seanad_20161019T092459.000005.mp4 Joint committee on Justice and Equality re ISL Recognition 28th September http://www.oireachtas.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=33639&&CatID=127 (with clear view of interpreter Darren…

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

Vacancy: Administrator

28th October 2016

Job Description   Post:  Administrator   Reports to: IDS Advocacy Manager (Deaforward)   Purpose of the Job:   The person appointed will be expected to assist the Advocacy manager in…

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