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IRIS is Growing! IRIS is Growing! 2013

Remote Interpreting improving access for Deaf people.

In 2013, bookings in the Irish Remote Interpreting Service (IRIS), have grown by 300%! IRIS provides a live video–link to an Irish Sign Language (ISL) interpreter via the internet, which helps improve access to services for Deaf people. IRIS is suitable for short consultations, and does not replace face–to–face interpreting which is required for longer and more detailed meetings and consultations.

IRIS is a collaborative project between DeafHear, IDS and SLIS. SLIS operates the service, and it is available three days a week (more information available at ). It is suitable for short consultations, such as information queries or parent-teacher meetings. And it is available three days a week: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10.00–4.00pm. And at present, the service is FREE!

IRIS has been used in a wide variety of situations to date, including college interviews, parent-teacher meetings and consulting a dietician!

So, if you are an ISL user and you need to have a short meeting with your local county council, your bank manager or your solicitor, why not ask them to contact IRIS!

Now IRIS available in 5 CICs!

Now 5 Citizen Information Centres have registered with IRIS, and any Deaf person who has a citizen information query can get the information they need through ISL in these centres!

The areas covered include Dublin, Tullamore and Dundalk. The 5 CICs are:

Dublin City Centre CIC

13a Upper O’Connell Street, City Centre, Dublin 1

Tel: 0761 07 7230
Fax: 01 878 3783


Dublin North – West CIC

Cabra Resource Centre, Dowth Ave., Cabra, Dublin 7

Tel: 0761 07 7350


Dundalk CIC

4 Adelphi Court, Long Walk, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Tel: 0761 07 5950
Fax: 042 935 2332

Finglas Village
(beside PermanentTSB Bank)

Finglas CIC, 1B Village Centre, Finglas, Dublin 11

Tel: 0761 07 7360
Fax: 01 834 8017


Tullamore CIC

Level One, The Bridge Centre, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Tel: 0761 07 6290
Fax: 057 932 6742
www: IRIS is Growing! 2013

If you live in these areas and have a citizen information query, go to your local CIC and use IRIS!


You can download our communication card with the contact details for IRIS by clicking here

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