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#deaf

# deaf - Thursday 30 May, 2019

34-year-old Deaf woman sues HSE over being placed in facility for the elderly

Counsel said she had been put in the nursing home on a temporary basis, but that was almost two years ago.

# deaf - Friday 17 May, 2019

Man awarded €5,000 after job interviewer greeted him with 'so, you're Deaf?'

The branch manager asked the man, who had years of experience in a similar role, how he would manage to do the warehouse job safely.

# deaf - Thursday 24 January, 2019

'A historic development': New Irish Sign Language primary teaching degree being launched ISL

'A historic development': New Irish Sign Language primary teaching degree being launched

The new Bachelor of Education programme is the first of its kind in Ireland.

# deaf - Monday 26 February, 2018

Two-thirds of Deaf community face difficulty finding out about their rights

A new report has been published detailing the experiences of Deaf people in accessing public and social services.

# deaf - Thursday 14 December, 2017

Legislation to officially recognise Irish Sign Language set to pass through Dáil today ISL

Legislation to officially recognise Irish Sign Language set to pass through Dáil today

The bill is expected to pass through all stages of the Dáil today.

# deaf - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Column: 'I am determined to make music available to the deaf'

I was the first and only deaf and vision impaired student to choose music as a Leaving Cert subject, writes Orla O’Sullivan.

# deaf - Sunday 26 February, 2017

'We decided not to remove the Deaf gene, and let nature take its course'

Presenter Sarah-Jane Moloney is proud to be Deaf, but she was relieved her two babies would not face the same barriers she did.

# deaf - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

'No one should be excluded because of their disability': Irish MEP welcomes tech bill

The directive would mean public service websites would be more accessible to the deaf and visually impaired.

# deaf - Sunday 2 October, 2016

'Talk of the deaf': 80% of this Bali village can use their own sign language

It was not until the 1960s that Bengkala village began to make efforts to better integrate its deaf residents and nowadays everyone is treated equally.

# deaf - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Unarmed deaf man shot dead after failing to stop for police officer

A neighbour claimed the man didn’t understand what was happening as he couldn’t hear the siren.

# deaf - Friday 22 July, 2016

From The Daily Edge This deaf baby hearing her mother speak for the first time has people tearing up Hello World

# deaf - Friday 17 June, 2016

6 things you may not have known about Deaf culture

We got an exceptional insight into the deaf community through deaf dance instructor Chris Fonseca. Here’s what we learned.

A high-tech backpack built for bass vibration - all in a day's work for this deaf dance instructor

We went over to London to participate in a dance class given by Chris Fonseca.

# deaf - Thursday 9 June, 2016

6 things you may not have known about Deaf culture

6 things you may not have known about Deaf culture

We got an exceptional insight into the deaf community through deaf dance instructor Chris Fonseca. Here’s what we learned.

# deaf - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

A high-tech backpack built for bass vibration - all in a day's work for this deaf dance instructor

We went over to London to participate in a dance class given by Chris Fonseca.

# deaf - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Meet the man who can teach you to dance - without even being able to hear the music

We spoke to Chris Fonseca, the London dance teacher who can’t hear the music playing – but can still feel the beat.

# deaf - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

# deaf - Thursday 5 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge This Starbucks barista used sign language to help a drive-thru customer Hero

# deaf - Sunday 28 June, 2015

As many as 17,000 people in Ireland could have this disability... but no one knows for sure

Activists say more accurate data is needed.

# deaf - Friday 22 May, 2015

Deaf people are unhappy with RTE's coverage of the Eurovision

The broadcaster has defended its approach.

# deaf - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

From The Daily Edge An entire town learned sign language to give their deaf neighbour a heartwarming surprise Community

# deaf - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

College lecturers accused of not doing enough to include students with disabilities

A new report also found that less deaf students are now attending college in Ireland.

# deaf - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Shane's parents are Deaf - so he wrote the first Irish play for deaf and hearing people

The actor stars in a one man show that uses sound, light and Irish Sign Language in a unique way.

# deaf - Friday 28 November, 2014

Remember this inspiring little boy? He'll be on the Toy Show tonight

We first told you about Quaid Cleland and his campaign to get Ireland using sign language back in August.

# deaf - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Nine-year-old who's lobbying RTÉ to use sign language in Toy Show wins award

Quaid Cleland is on a mission to get the whole country using sign language so we can all communicate with one another.

# deaf - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help

Often when we talk of services for women affected by domestic violence, we talk in terms of able-bodied, English speaking women – but that’s not the full picture.

# deaf - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Science Changes Lives: The day I finally heard the world in stereo

How a cochlear implant brought Caroline Carswell into a new world of sound: “like going from a song played on a flute, to one played by a full orchestra”.

# deaf - Sunday 10 August, 2014

This little boy is on a mission to get RTÉ using sign language on the Toy Show

Quaid Cleland is a nine-year-old hearing child who wants to get the whole country signing.

# deaf - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

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

A spokesperson for the Oireachtas has denied the claim.

# deaf - Monday 14 July, 2014

Calls for interpreters to be present when Deaf people attend the Dáil

The Irish Deaf Society has asked the Government to ensure that Irish Sign Language interpreters are present in the Dáil and Seanad this week.

# deaf - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Opinion: The rights of the Deaf community have just been spectacularly undermined

Recent claims by the Government that it would support the development of key services through Irish Sign Language have been seriously undermined by the news that one national Deaf advocacy organisation has been forced to closed down.

# deaf - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

'Left high and dry': TDs call for Deaf advocacy service to be re-opened

Some 5,000 people have been affected by the closure of the Irish Deaf Society’s National Advocacy Service.

# deaf - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Advocacy service for deaf people closes after funding cut, leaves '5,000 at risk'

The Irish Deaf Society said its members now face “further social exclusion”.

# deaf - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Woman hears music for the first time after 40 years Inspired By Cadbury

Woman hears music for the first time after 40 years

Her friend put together a very special mixtape for her.

# deaf - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Toddler has adorable reaction to hearing for the first time I Hear Ya

Toddler has adorable reaction to hearing for the first time

and he CAN’T STOP LAUGHING.

# deaf - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Little girl signs her school concert as a surprise for her deaf parents Aww

Little girl signs her school concert as a surprise for her deaf parents

We want her to replace Jean O’Reilly.

'Fake' deaf interpreter at Mandela memorial says he had 'schizophrenic episode'

“There was nothing I could do. I was alone in a very dangerous situation,” Thamasanqa Jantjie has told a South African newspaper.

# deaf - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Turn it down: Deafness charity warns of hearing risk from loud earphones

DeafHear.ie say that that early results of a new study show that three out of five young people are listening to earphones at unsafe levels.

# deaf - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

British couple jailed for rape and trafficking of deaf girl

The girl, who could not speak, was trafficked from Pakistan to work as a servant.

# deaf - Sunday 21 April, 2013

Billy’s fight to hear as parents call for cochlear implants

Billy Cairns (4) currently cannot hear as he has undergone an operation to repair a faulty cochlear implant – his parents say he would not be experiencing this if he had been fitted with two.

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