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'My son's been thrown under the bus': Warning that mask rules leave Deaf children 'isolated' in school
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'My son's been thrown under the bus': Warning that mask rules leave Deaf children 'isolated' in school

Dec 4th 2021, 10:30 AM 32,126 Views 57 Comments

Since Wednesday, children aged 9-12 have been required to wear masks in school.

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

May 30th 2019, 10:00 PM 36,326 Views 0 Comments

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

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

May 17th 2019, 6:30 AM 55,298 Views 0 Comments

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.

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

Jan 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 13,116 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Feb 26th 2018, 8:46 AM 6,734 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Dec 14th 2017, 8:37 AM 9,043 Views 48 Comments

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

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

May 25th 2017, 8:45 PM 687 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Feb 26th 2017, 7:20 AM 20,670 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Nov 9th 2016, 10:59 AM 4,641 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Oct 2nd 2016, 3:00 PM 9,391 Views 5 Comments

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.

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

Aug 23rd 2016, 12:57 PM 33,990 Views 77 Comments

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

This deaf baby hearing her mother speak for the first time has people tearing up
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# Hello World

This deaf baby hearing her mother speak for the first time has people tearing up

Jul 22nd 2016, 8:51 PM 9,093 Views 6 Comments

Her tiny mind is BLOWN.

6 things you may not have known about Deaf culture
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6 things you may not have known about Deaf culture

Jun 17th 2016, 9:24 AM 2,863 Views 0 Comments

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

Jun 17th 2016, 9:19 AM 498 Views 0 Comments

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

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6 things you may not have known about Deaf culture

Jun 9th 2016, 10:21 AM 11,892 Views 17 Comments

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

Jun 1st 2016, 12:29 PM 4,505 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Apr 26th 2016, 5:41 PM 14,487 Views 5 Comments

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

Declan Buckley on drag, equality and why sign language should be officially recognised
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Declan Buckley on drag, equality and why sign language should be officially recognised

Dec 30th 2015, 5:20 PM 17,103 Views 11 Comments

Both his parents are deaf.

This Starbucks barista used sign language to help a drive-thru customer
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# Hero

This Starbucks barista used sign language to help a drive-thru customer

Nov 5th 2015, 8:31 PM 5,765 Views 0 Comments

And has been hailed a hero.

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

Jun 28th 2015, 8:15 AM 29,955 Views 5 Comments

Activists say more accurate data is needed.

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

May 22nd 2015, 6:18 PM 10,444 Views 25 Comments

The broadcaster has defended its approach.

An entire town learned sign language to give their deaf neighbour a heartwarming surprise
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# Community

An entire town learned sign language to give their deaf neighbour a heartwarming surprise

Mar 10th 2015, 11:20 AM 5,818 Views 7 Comments

And it feeeeeeeeels like all the feels.

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

Feb 18th 2015, 6:00 PM 11,953 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Dec 2nd 2014, 7:45 AM 7,231 Views 4 Comments

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

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

Nov 28th 2014, 12:36 PM 18,394 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Oct 18th 2014, 9:00 AM 9,612 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Sep 24th 2014, 1:00 PM 520 Views 20 Comments

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.

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

Sep 6th 2014, 8:39 PM 14,859 Views 54 Comments

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”.

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

Aug 10th 2014, 10:15 AM 11,195 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Jul 15th 2014, 2:14 PM 9,692 Views 31 Comments

A spokesperson for the Oireachtas has denied the claim.

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

Jul 14th 2014, 2:45 PM 4,885 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Jul 9th 2014, 1:00 PM 689 Views 22 Comments

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.

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

Jul 2nd 2014, 4:50 PM 5,635 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Jul 1st 2014, 7:48 PM 8,500 Views 31 Comments

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

Woman hears music for the first time after 40 years
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Woman hears music for the first time after 40 years

Mar 26th 2014, 5:56 PM 36,749 Views 52 Comments

Her friend put together a very special mixtape for her.

Toddler has adorable reaction to hearing for the first time
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# I Hear Ya

Toddler has adorable reaction to hearing for the first time

Jan 28th 2014, 3:00 PM 3,796 Views 15 Comments

and he CAN’T STOP LAUGHING.

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

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

Dec 12th 2013, 7:30 PM 3,987 Views 2 Comments

We want her to replace Jean O’Reilly.

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

Dec 12th 2013, 10:37 AM 22,884 Views 98 Comments

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

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

Dec 10th 2013, 10:28 AM 3,814 Views 14 Comments

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.

British couple jailed for rape and trafficking of deaf girl
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British couple jailed for rape and trafficking of deaf girl

Oct 23rd 2013, 4:19 PM 30,843 Views 60 Comments

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

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