Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Irish Sign Language Bill, is a step nearer.

A SENATOR HAS told of his delight as the Irish Sign Language Bill moved one step closer to becoming law. 

Fianna Fáil’s Mark Daly said today was a “great day” for the the deaf community in Ireland as the passage of this bill would be hugely beneficial for everyone in the country.

Under the bill, Irish Sign Language (ISL) would be designated as a native and independent language that is used as the primary means of communication by over 5,000 members of the deaf community.

Daly said: “The cross-party support that my bill received today is testament to the hard work of the Irish deaf community in raising awareness of their needs, and shining a spotlight on the challenges they face on a day to day basis.

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