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Registration Panel seeking new members

RISLI is seeking expressions of interest from appropriate individuals, to join the Registration Panel of the Register of Irish Sign Language Interpreters (RISLI).  


The Irish Sign Language Act (2017) outlines the requirements for courts and public bodies to use interpreters whose qualifications are verified by the RISLI. The register is a standards-based registration system for Irish Sign Language (ISL) Interpreters, which includes specific criteria for registration and quality assurance. RISLI is funded and supported by the Citizens Information Board (CIB) which lies under the aegis of the Department of Social Protection

The Registration Panel deals with all matters in relation to registration. This includes setting and maintaining registration standards, registering interpreters, RISLI policies and complaints.

Registration Panel Members
RISLI is seeking expressions of interest from individuals to fill two vacancies on the RISLI panel, who have the appropriate skills, capacity and experience in;

  • Regulating a Profession
  • Public Body

Panel Duties:

  • The Panel develops and operates a national registration and quality assurance scheme for ISL Interpreters in Ireland.   
  • Meetings will take place as necessary. The Panel meet approximately 6 times a years.  
  • As a voluntary Panel no fees will be paid to Panel members, however, travel and subsistence expenses will be paid when applicable.
  • Appointments are initially for a term of three years, which can be renewed.

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If you believe you have the appropriate experience and skills, this is a great opportunity to contribute to the development of a new professional registration and quality assurance scheme for Irish Sign Language interpreters.

Application Process

Application Forms should be forwarded by email to RISLI at  as an initial first step in the application process.

The Panel will consider and assess the applications received. This will be based on a review of applicant’s documentation received.

You can download the following

Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 27th April 2023 5pm

For details on how your personal data will be used see our GDPR & Privacy Policy  

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