Irish Deaf Community get recognition at last

Irish Sign Language

Census 2011 question on Irish Sign Language
After many years of campaigning by the Deaf community in Ireland- the upcoming Census on the 10th of April has a question on sign language usage in Ireland.

This is a huge development in Ireland and a major achievement by those who campaigned for this to be included in the Census.

In the Census form on page 15 it will say “Do you speak a language other than English or Irish at home? What is the language?” Underneath, write down in full IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE.

This will enable the Government to see how many sign language users there are in Ireland? Make sure to fill this section in whether to live alone or in shared accommodation.

For more information on this, go to and see John Bosco Conama giving clear instructions on how this section can be filled in by sign language users in Ireland.

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