Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1648)

John Lahart


1648. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health his plans to allocate funding to address the lack of services available for the deaf sign language community here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33704/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

A commitment of €60,000 additional funding is being provided to the Irish Deaf Society under a cross-departmental initiative.

The funding is a once-off grant for the purpose of developing a Business Plan and implementation strategy setting out a clear and detailed pathway to financial sustainability. Pobal are assisting in the oversight of the additional funds and related activities.