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.

Statement from the Irish Deaf Society

ISL Act is now official

8th January 2018

Irish Sign Language is finally an official language of the State The Irish Deaf Society (IDS) welcomes the recent announcement that the Dail Eireann approved the Recognition of Irish Sign…

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Statement from the Irish Deaf Society

Xmas Draw results 2017

8th January 2018

Thanks to all who continue to support the Irish Deaf Society We look forward to your support again in 2018! Congratulations to Patrick Keogh and Marcella Lyons

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Press Release: ISL Week 2017

15th September 2017

Press Release  ‘Irish Sign Language Awareness Week’ to raise awareness for the rights of Deaf people in Ireland Irish Deaf Society highlights issue of Bogus Callers  Monday 18th September 2017…

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