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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Submission to the UN

22nd January 2016

Statement by Irish Deaf Society on its submission to the UN Convention on Children’s Rights (CRC). The Chairperson and Board of Directors are satisfied that our submission before the panel…

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Proposals for the incoming Government

14th January 2016

There is clear and unambiguous evidence that Deaf Irish Sign Language users do not enjoy substantive equality with hearing people within Irish society. Deaf ISL users are more likely to…

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