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!