IDS Advocacy Service is a unique Deaf-led confidential service established in 2004 that provides support and information for Deaf people through their first and preferred language of Irish Sign Language (ISL).

The Service aims to empower Deaf people to recognise discrimination and to promote equality and inclusion. The service bridges the gap that exists for Deaf people in accessing public and private services and information which often tend to exclude and isolate Deaf people.

We adhere to the Key Principals: A.R.I.S.E

  • Advocate
  • Respect
  • Information
  • Support
  • Empowerment

We are currently funded by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (DECLG).