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.

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New board of directors

9th May 2017

The new board of directors are (from left to right) Colm Finnegan (Board Director), Micheal Kelliher (Hon. Secretary), Melissa Howlett (Hon. Treasurer), John Bosco Conama (Board Director), James Riordan  (Board Director), Wendy…

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Press Release: Ross Browne

15th February 2017

For attention of Ross Browne   Following from your viral video, showcasing your parody of the “fake sign language interpreter” at the Fine Gael Brexit response group in Cork on…

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

VACANCY: Charity Shop Supervisor

12th January 2017

Charity Shop Supervisor Position summary: The IDS is seeking a Charity Shop Supervisor (25 hours per week) for our new Charity Shop in Drogheda to ensure the smooth running of…

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