Collaboration with An Garda Síochána and Trinity College Dublin to Pilot new service for Deaf community

Interesource Group is delighted to have collaborated with An Garda Síochána in partnership with the Centre for Deaf Studies, Trinity College Dublin and Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS) has developed a Pilot initiative to support members of the Deaf community attending Cabra and Tralee Garda stations. The scheme was launched on 1st March 2019.

Speaking about this initiative Chief Superintendent Matthew Nyland who heads up the Garda Síochána Human Rights Section said “This initiative is part of the ongoing commitment of An Garda Síochána to respect the human, constitutional, and equality of treatment rights of the Deaf community in Ireland. It aims to provide enhanced access to Garda services for members of the Deaf community in these pilot areas where they will be able to speak and be understood in their own language ‘Irish Sign Language’.”

Further information contact: Haaris Sheikh 087 227 0311, or email

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