CO-ORDINATOR VACANCY AT THE CENTRE FOR DEAF EDUCATION
The Catholic Institute for Deaf People (CIDP) is seeking to recruit a
Coordinator for a new Centre for Deaf Education. The position is offered on
the basis of a two-year contract for 25-30 hours per week (negotiable). The
Centre will be managed by the Education Partnership group comprising (CIDP,
DeafHear.ie, the Irish Deaf Society, the Centre for Deaf Studies Trinity
College) and is located in Cabra Dublin 7. The role of the Coordinator will
be to build and expand the current Centre to become the place from which
parents of Deaf children are supported and advised and can access the key
professionals, medical and educational working with Deaf children. The
candidate chosen will have a primary degree together with at least 5 years
experience in education or audiology. The ideal candidate will have
managerial experience and be a self-starter. It is desirable that the
candidate would have knowledge of the education of Deaf children and some
capacity in sign language or be willing to learn.
Interested candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae and cover letter by
28th of January 2011 to:
Mr. Liam O’Dwyer CEO, The Catholic Institute for Deaf People. 40 Lower
Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9.
Job description available from Liam O’Dwyer by contacting 087-6753475 or by
For more information on CIDP and the Centre for Deaf Education see
MONTH’s MIND MASS FOR MICHAEL FELL.
Many of you will know that Michael Fell, a well-known person in the Kerry
Deaf Community passed away in December. Due to the icy and snowy conditions,
many people were unable to attend his mass and funeral. The family have
organised a Month’s Mind Mass on the 3rd of February. It will be held in the
Church of St Gertrude, Firies, Co Kerry at 10am. Veronica White (NCDP) will
interpret the Mass.
CONFERENCE- THE CARE OF DEAF PEOPLE IN TIMES OF SICKNESS
Dublin Diocesan World Day of the Sick Committee 2011 will hold a conference
on Sunday 5th February 2011 from 9.00- 4.00pm. The event will be held in
Purcell House Conference Centre, All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.
For more information contact Trisha Conway 087 6220349/ Fr Gerard Tyrrell
TRALEE WOMEN’s RESOURCE CENTRE NEW WEBSITE.
TWRC has asked us to inform everyone of their new website at www.twrc.ie
For any women that are Deaf or hard of hearing, TWRC can be contacted by
text at 087 173 9945.
As were looking through their website- we came across a video clip of Carmel
Grehan giving a lecture to the Irish Deaf Women’s Group on the 16th of
April. The link is available at http://www.twrc.ie/community.html
In her piece, Carmel Grehan talks about her research into the development of
Irish sign language in schools. She makes reference to gendered sign
variation and the loss of signs that women used. She also talks about the
policy of segregation among deaf children and the decision not to educate
them through sign language, which was a retrograde step and resulted in
poorer school results.
SPAM E-MAILS AND HACKED ONLINE ACCOUNTS.
Phishing (pronounced “fishing”) is a type of online identity theft. It uses
email and fraudulent websites that are designed to steal your personal data
or information such as credit card numbers, passwords, account data, or
Con artists send millions of fraudulent email messages with links to
fraudulent websites that appear to come from websites you trust, Facebook,
your Bank or credit card company, and request that you provide personal
information. Criminals can use this information for many different types of
fraud, to steal money from your account, to open new accounts in your name,
or to obtain official documents using your identity.
If you would like more information to protect yourself, go to
It gives a range of information on the following: What is Phishing?
Frequently asked questions about Phishing? How to recognise Phishing email
messages or links? Common signs of a Phishing scam? How to protect yourself
from Phishing scams?
OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
4 Gas Tce, Tralee
Mobile (text): 087 633 4687
Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399