Senator claims ‘discrimination’ as row erupts over sign language interpreter in the Dáil

deaforwardsMEMBERS OF THE Deaf community in Ireland have been left “upset and insulted” after their request for a sign language interpreter to attend Taoiseach’s questions on Thursday was allegedly rejected.

The Irish Deaf Society (IDS), along with Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly, had written to Ceann Cómhairle Seán Barrett’s office last week to request an Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpreter on the floor of the Dáil, to accommodate around 100 members of the Deaf community planning to be in the public gallery at that time.

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Via: Save the IDS Deaforwards Advocacy Service