ABOUT SLIS

Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS) is the national Sign Language Interpreting Service for Ireland. Established in 2007, SLIS is supported and funded through the Citizens Information Board.

SLIS is a not for profit organisation and a registered charity  (Charity No: CHY 17461)

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of SLIS is to ensure Deaf people can live as full and equal citizens. We achieve this by developing, and advocating for, the availability of quality interpretation services to Deaf people and service providers in Ireland.
We work to ensure that Deaf people have easy access to public and social services and can exercise their rights and entitlements under the Equal Status & Disability Acts.

WHAT WE DO

SLIS provide a range of services to support quality interpreting in Ireland for Deaf people and public and other services.

Quality Supports

Quality supports for sign language interpreters, including training.

Social Fund

Arranges and pays for interpreters for funerals with Deaf family members.

Referral Service

To find an experienced registered interpreter for your needs.

HSE SLIS GP & Primary Care Appointments

SLIS arranges interpreters for GP appointments for Deaf people with medical cards or GP visit cards, on behalf of the HSE.

IRIS – the Irish Remote Interpreting Service

Provides instant online video link access to a sign language interpreter. Advance booking advised.

The Register of Irish Sign Language Interpreters

A quality assurance and registration scheme for sign language interpreters.

EMERGENCY SERVICE

Out of hours access to interpreters Text 087 672 5179
For interpreters for Deaf people in medical or legal crises situations

SLIS STAFF

SLIS has a dedicated and dynamic team of administrators and interpreters.

John Stewart

National Manager

0761 078444


Mairead Curry

Finance Officer

0761 078445


Margaret O’Connor

Administrator

0761 078442


Mary Gavin

Administrator

0761 078440


Sarah Garvey


SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS

Aoife Blake


Anthony Claffey


Fiona Ivory


Michael Feeney


Leanne Saurin


Sarah Garvey


Patrice Desmond


SLIS BOARD

The SLIS board of directors guide the development of the organisation and brings together expertise and key stakeholders, such as the Deaf community, Interpreters, and public service providers.

Anne Coogan

Chairperson


Caroline McGrotty

Vice Chairperson


Sandra Ivory

Secretary


Susan O’Callaghan


Christine Dennehy


Ken Kiernan


Pat Matthews


Bridget McGourty


Gilles Paoletti


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