Archive for July, 2017

New additions to CISLI’s Committee

CISLI are very happy to welcome some new faces to the Committee!

Leanne Saurin joins us as Acting Secretary, filling the shoes of Pauline McMahon, who in the meantime has switched roles and rejoined us as Treasurer. Wendy Murray comes to us as one of the representatives of the Irish Deaf Society.


We would also like to take the opportunity to thank Imelda Gibbons for her work as Treasurer over the last three years.


Looking forward to working with you!

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New CISLI Training Calendar!

The CISLI Training Sub-Committee are delighted to bring you our new training calendar. We have been busy planning events following the June to June calendar. See below for dates to put in your diaries so far:

  • Tuesday 19th September 2017: A Practical Guide to Self Employment : Panel Discussion
  • Thursday 30th November 2017: Information Evening, Topic TBC
  • Saturday 27th January 2017: “The Big One” CISLI CPD Training Day Limerick (Joint Day provided by CISLI and SLIS)
  • Sunday 22nd April 2017: Workshop, Topic TBC

In addition to this, we will be working closely with CDS, SLIS, and other CPD providers to make sure that everyone has the dates as far in advance as possible and we will be sharing them with you also on our calendar.

The calendar can be accessed here (no need for Gmail or Google accounts – anyone can see it). Click on the top right hand tab “Agenda” and search for more dates if you want to see a list view.
We think this calendar, (which will be available on Facebook, Twitter and the website soon) will be a valuable shared resource for all interpreters. We will do our best to keep it as up to date as possible, but with limited time and resources this will be tough. If you come across any events or anything that you think other interpreters would be interested in please pop us an email and we will add it in to the calendar.

Each event will be advertised individually too so keep an eye out for more information coming really soon!

See you all soon,

Lisa, Tracey, Aoife, Orla, Anna and Natalia

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CISLI meet with Irish Deaf Society


IDS Chief Executive Eddie Redmond, IDS Chairperson Lianne Quigley, CISLI Chairperson Cormac Leonard

CISLI were fortunate to be able to reaffirm their partnership with Ireland’s national Deaf representative body, the Irish Deaf Society, this week in a meeting with their CEO and Chairperson.

Several issues were discussed in relation to CISLI-IDS cooperation, including the announcement that Wendy Murray has been appointed as one of the new IDS representatives, with another to be decided very soon.

At this crucial time for the ISL Bill, CISLI reaffirmed its support for the Bill and the IDS. Both organisation pledged to communicate and coordinate even more effectively in future for the mutual benefit of the Deaf community and ISL / English interpreters.

The 2011 Joint Statement of IDS and CISLI will be revisited and used as a basis for future partnership. In this, we hope to mirror other levels of partnership in the Deaf world – at global level between WFD and WASLI, and at European level between the EUD and EFSLI.

The journey continues!


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