Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 05.09.11

Our service re-opened on the 1st of September after our annual leave in
August. If you would like to make an appointment to meet with any of our
staff, please contact us.

We hope our staff members enjoyed their time off. We would like to thank
Veronica and Suzanne who made themselves available during August for
medical, legal and emergency call outs.

We have great news to share with you in relation to building a Deaf Centre
in Ambo, Ethiopia. The Irish/Ambo project has secured the 1st stage of
funding to build a Deaf Centre there. Contracts should be signed shortly and
hopefully the builders will start thereafter.

A huge thanks to everyone for their support- we couldn’t have done it
without you. A special word of thanks to Stephen Monaghan, the Deaf
community and the Vincentians in Ambo, to the student supporters from
Castleknock and to everyone in the Deaf and hearing community who has
supported us to date. The hard work begins now and we are thrilled to see
this dream slowly becoming reality.

For more information and updates, you can join the group at

A huge word of thanks to the O’Leary family who organised the Jack O Leary
race night on the 26th August with proceeds going to our Centre. The event
was held in the Corner House Barraduff.

Along with the races, up for auction were a signed Kerry Jersey and boots,
and a signed shirt worn by Padraig Harrington at the Irish Open. Punters
were able to sponsor a horse, a race and bet on a horse. It was a great
night and very enjoyable.

We would like to thank the O’Leary family for all their hard work; we really
appreciate their support. A big thanks also to everyone who helped on the
night, for providing spot prizes, sponsoring races and turning up on the
night. Our thanks also to the Barraduff Corner house to hosting the event.

For anyone who is with the AA Ireland car breakdown cover, their service is
now accessible to Deaf people. AA Ireland can now by contacted by a text
service and the number is 01 6711475 (it is a landline but it can
receive/send texts).

In addition, AA Ireland has launched a new iPhone App for members and
non-members. If you have broken down anywhere you can use this app to
quickly contact them. Anyone with an iPhone can download and install the
free AA Ireland App to access location based Roadwatch traffic updates, map
views of traffic and search features.

As part of the App you’ll be able to set renewal reminders for important
motor renewal dates such as AA Membership/ Car Insurance/ Road Tax/ Car
Service/ NCT.

The 16th of September is the last day on which applications can be made to
the Residential Institutions Redress Board (RIRB). The Minister for
Education and Skills has announced that the Redress Board is to be wound
down. All applications must be in writing using the Redress Board’s standard
application form.

Following its establishment in 2002, the Redress Board has received over
15,000 applications, with awards averaging €63,000.

In order to qualify for an award, you must satisfy the residency criteria
and have been subjected to sexual, physical or emotional abuse or neglect
and suffered from a physical, psychiatric or other injury consistent with
that abuse. You may have a claim if you were resident in an industrial
school, reformatory school, children’s home or other state-linked
institution in the Republic of Ireland while you were under the age of 18.
It may be possible to apply on behalf of a person who has died since 11 May

For more information, go to

Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
4 Gas Tce, Tralee

Mobile (text): 087 633 4687
E-mail: [email protected]

Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399