Sign Language Interpreting Service maintains a vital lifeline for Deaf citizens that includes GP access and Remote Interpreting

Irish Remote Interpreting Service

“2020 was an extremely difficult year for all, including Ireland’s Deaf community. Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS) has been working hard to continue to provide a vital lifeline for Deaf people linking them and service providers to quality Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpreting through our referral service, GP access, and the Irish Remote Interpreting Service (IRIS)” Caroline McGrotty, Chairperson of SLIS - Sign Language Interpreting Service, said at the SLIS AGM.

SLIS points to some very significant achievements in the last year including:

“The commitment of SLIS staff in keeping all services working remotely during the COVID pandemic has been commendable” Chairperson Caroline McGrotty highlighted. “It is timely to take a proactive approach to consolidating on success to date by fostering stable services for Ireland’s Deaf Community including secure staffing and resourcing arrangements.”

In launching the SLIS annual report 2020, Chairperson Caroline McGrotty also thanked the SLIS Board and CIB for their efforts in difficult circumstances and looked forward to continuing a shared journey to fuller social inclusion for Ireland’s Deaf community and enhanced interpreting services.

SLIS Annual Report 2021 (pdf)

SLIS NDIS Report Jan-June 2021 (pdf)