Deaf Society

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Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian  McGrath told an Oireachtas committee he too was ‘very upset’ about  the situation regarding finances for the Irish Deaf Society. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath has said funding difficulties that have arisen at the Irish Deaf Society are “unacceptable (...)

In 2013 the Irish Deaf Society held a protest outside Leinster House calling on the government to legally recognise Irish Sign Language. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A warning from the Irish Deaf Society that it will have to close next month, unless the State grants €300,000 in funding, has led to tensions in Gover(...)

Mick Wallace: The TD’s new clothes

The Ceann Comhairle, brave man, hosted members of the Leinster House press gallery to dinner in the Members’ Restaurant on Thursday night to mark 100 (...)

The Irish Deaf Society has expressed its disappointment that RTÉ did not provide Irish sign language interpretation (ISL) in its coverage of the mass in the Phoenix Park and other major events. Photgraph: REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Colm Keena RTÉ has said it was not possible for it to provide sign language interpretation of its coverage of the visit of Pope Francis. The Irish D(...)

The distance between Dover and Calais is 34km in a straight line, but the current took Wesley Nolan in an S shape across the channel, so by the end he had swam 61km. Photograph: Facebook

A profoundly deaf Irishman has swam the English Channel in a 16½ hour marathon which began in the early on Monday morning. Wesley Nolan (39), origin(...)

Alastair and Emma White with their daughter Sadbh  was born profoundly deaf and had bilateral cochlear implants put in April and ‘switched on’ last month. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Emma and Alastair White had been warned not to expect a “YouTube moment” when their 18-month-old, profoundly deaf daughter Sadbh had her cochlear impl(...)

Irish Deaf Society calls on Ross Browne to highlight the ‘lived reality’ of exclusion experienced by community. Photograph: YouTube

The deaf community have failed to see the humour in a Cork comedian’s attempt to act as a sign language interpreter during a speech by Enda Kenny. M(...)

Daniel  and William McCarthy.

An “ultra-quiet” Funeral Mass, reflective of the elderly brothers who had been described as shadows in their local community, took place on Saturday (...)

Brothers Daniel (left) and William McCarthy whose bodies were found last Tuesday in the house they shared in Dublin

The funeral will take place this weekend of the two elderly brothers whose bodies were found last Tuesday in the house they shared in Dublin. One h(...)

Independent TD Finian McGrath said he got the ratification into the programme for government. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Government and Minister for Justice have promised the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will be ratified “within six months(...)

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