The Irish Deaf Society wish to share the news good to all. Senator Mark Daly has informed IDS that
“Members of both Houses of the Oireachtas [Dail Eireann and Seanad Eireann] can now hire recognised sign language interpreters for their clinics.
Could you please pass on this information to both members of the Deaf community and qualified Sign Language interpreters”.
Clinics are TD offices in your own area. This means Deaf people can meet and talk to members of Senate or Dáil TD’s with an interpreter.
The TD or Senator can claim the interpreter’s costs from the Irish Government.
TDs in Cork area are listed below.
Tom Barry, Fine Gael – Cork East
Sandra McLellan, Sinn Fein – Cork East
Sean Sherlock, Labour – Cork East
David Stanton, Fine Gael – Cork East
Jerry Buttimer, Fine Gael – Cork South Central
Simon Coveney, Fine Gael – Cork South-Central
Ciaran Lynch, Labour – Cork South Central
Micheal Martin, Fianna Fail – Cork South Central
Michael McGrath, Fianna Fail – Cork South Central
Jim Daly, Fine Gael – Cork South-West
Noel Harrington, Fine Gael – Cork South-West
Michael McCarthy, Labour – Cork South-West
Aine Collins, Fine Gael – Cork North-West
Michael Creed, Fine Gael – Cork North-West
Michael Moynihan, Fianna Fail – Cork North-West
Billy Kelleher, Fianna Fail – Cork North Central
Kathleen Lynch, Labour – Cork North Central
Dara Murphy, Fine Gael – Cork North Central
Jonathan O’Brien, Sinn Fein – Cork North Central