Who we are
The Regulatory Centre for Irish Sign Language Interpreters Ireland CLG, was established in December 2020 to maintain the register of Irish Sign Language Interpreters. The registration system is referenced in the 2017 Irish Sign Language Act (referred to as an ‘accreditation scheme’).
This company operates under the business name of RISLI. A Board of Directors and Registration Panel assume the role of decision maker in relation to the Register.
Board of Directors
- Anne Coogan
- Brendan O’Dea Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Eamon Power (Chair) Email: email@example.com
- Elizabeth Davey
- Ian Fitzharris
- Frankie Berry
|Anna-Lena Nilsson||Member with international experience of sign language interpreting register|
|Anne Coogan||Member of the Deaf community|
|Ali Stewart||Professional interpreting representative|
|Bernadette Ferguson||Registered Irish Sign Language Interpreter|
|Brendan O’Dea (Panel Chair)||External registration panel member Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eamon Power||Member with legal expertise|
|Kevin Stanley||Member of the Deaf community|
|Lorraine Leeson||Academic expert in interpreting or Deaf studies|
|Teresa Lynch||Member of the Deaf community|
|Vacant||Public body representative|
|Vacant||Representative with experience regulating a profession|
The structure of the Panel, committees, and Secretariat involved with the Registration System are set out as follows:
A Registration Panel of up to 11 individuals, serve in a voluntary capacity to maintain the Register. Membership was through an open invitation and members have been appointed in December 2020. Membership of the panel is assembled as follows:
A Complaints Subcommittee (of three people) will be convened from the membership of the Registration Panel as required. Where there are not sufficient members available, or conflicts of interest may arise, external nominees can be appointed. The Complaints Subcommittee role is to investigate complaints as set out in the Complaints Policy.
An Appeals Panel (of three people) to include a nominated appeals chairperson from the membership of the panel will be established to consider appeals to decisions of the Complaints Subcommittee in cases relating to alleged breaches of the code of conduct or in respect of decisions in respect of an applicant’s registration.
Panel of Assessors will be procured by the Registration Panel to set out practical and knowledge-based assessments of interpreters to assess qualifications, and/or to carry out audits of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) as defined in the CPD & Mentoring Policy.
Secretariat to the register will be provided by the staff members of RISLI.
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