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.


Press Release: ISL Bill 11th Dec 2017

11th December 2017

Irish Sign Language Bill: At last and long overdue!   The Irish Deaf Society welcomes the recent announcement that the government cabinet has approved the memo for the Recognition of…

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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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Poster declares key messages for ISL Awareness Week

Key Messages #ISLWeek

14th September 2017

All Key Messages in Irish Sign Language: Birthright , Deaf Identity, Accessibility, Equal Participation, Equal Employment Opportunities, Lifelong learning, Bilingual Education, Equal Languages

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