Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (1648)

John Lahart

Ceist:

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]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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.