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Book an interpreter to see a Cork TD

Cork Constituencies

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

Busy, Busy, Busy – BOOK IN ADVANCE!

Busy Bees
We're busy bees this autumn!

Whew! The start of the college term is upon us and like interpreters up and down the country, we are very busy trying to cover the interpreting needs of not just students, but all other kinds of interpreting work as well.

We really want to try and cover as much work as we can between us, but we cannot always guarantee availability at this time.

To best help us in helping you, we would ask clients to please contact us as early as possible if you need an interpreter, which allows us to most effectively plan. Ideally two weeks notice should be given.

Asking us to cover an assignment with just a day or two’s warning will in most cases mean we are NOT AVAILABLE.

SO PLEASE, plan early, call early and book early, to have the best chance of ensuring an interpreting service.

Thanks and enjoy the Autumn! 🙂

2010 in review for!

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,400 times in 2010. That’s about 8 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 6 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 7 posts. There were 13 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 7mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was January 30th with 86 views. The most popular post that day was Becoming an Interpreter.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for sign language courses cork, cormac leonard, cork interpreters, isl interpreter, and cork interpreter.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Becoming an Interpreter December 2009


What Do We Do? November 2009


About Cormac Leonard October 2009


About Us August 2010


About Ray Greene May 2010