Bill entitled an Act to provide for the recognition of Irish Sign Language and for that purpose to set down principles to guide the operations of public bodies; to require public bodies to prepare and implement action plans on Irish Sign Language; to provide for classes for the parents of deaf children; to permit the use of Irish Sign Language in legal proceedings; to provide for the making available of sign language interpreting services; to introduce statutory targets regarding the accessibility of television programming; to provide for the regulation of Irish Sign Language interpreters, deaf interpreters and Irish Sign Language teachers and for that purpose to establish the Irish Sign Language Council; to provide for the establishment of registers; to provide for continuing education requirements; to provide for offences; to amend the Broadcasting Act 2009; and to provide for related matters

Last updated: 24 Dec 2017

Sponsored by: Mark Daly; Catherine Ardagh; Keith Swanick

Source: Private Member

Originating House: Seanad Éireann

History of this Act

Seanad Éireann
Dáil Éireann
Enacted Bill
  • Seanad First Stage

    21 Jul 2016

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    21 Jul 2016

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    19 Oct 2016

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    19 Oct 2016

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    21 Jun 2017

    Seanad Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    21 Jun 2017

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    17 Oct 2017

    Seanad Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    17 Oct 2017

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    17 Oct 2017

    Seanad Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made and it is set down for Second Stage in the Dáil (Also known as Final Stage)

    17 Oct 2017

    Completed

  • Dáil First Stage

    n/a

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is deemed to have passed Dáil First Stage

    n/a

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    14 Dec 2017

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    14 Dec 2017

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    14 Dec 2017

    Dáil Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    14 Dec 2017

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    14 Dec 2017

    Dáil Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    14 Dec 2017

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    14 Dec 2017

    Dáil Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made (Also known as Final Stage)

    14 Dec 2017

    Completed

  • Enacted

    24 Dec 2017

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    24 Dec 2017

    Current Stage

 

24 Dec 2017

Irish Sign Language Act 2017

14 Dec 2017

As passed by Dáil Éireann

Irish Sign Language Bill 2016

17 Oct 2017

As passed by Seanad Éireann

Irish Sign Language Bill 2016

21 Jun 2017

As amended in Committee [Seanad Éireann]

Irish Sign Language Bill 2016

21 Jul 2016

As Initiated

Irish Sign Language Bill 2016

Amendments

15 Dec 2017

Report Stage

Cream List [Dáil amendments to Seanad Bill]

13 Dec 2017

Committee Stage

1st Additional List of Amendments [Dáil]

12 Dec 2017

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

17 Oct 2017

Report Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

20 Jun 2017

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

Debates

17 Oct 2017

Seanad Éireann

Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill 2016: Report and Final Stages

21 Jun 2017

Seanad Éireann

Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill 2016: Committee Stage

19 Oct 2016

Seanad Éireann

Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill 2016: Second Stage

21 Jul 2016

Seanad Éireann

Recognition of Irish Sign Language for the Deaf Community Bill 2016: First Stage