Sign Language could be listed as an official language if new bill is passed

A bill, which would lead to Irish Sign Language being recognised as an official language in Ireland, is being discussed in the Seanad today.

The move has had support in the local area, with Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó’Caoláin and Monaghan Councillor Seán Conlon saying people are being “denied the basic rights of citizenship”.

Speaking on The Wider View this afternoon, Councillor Conlon said the move is an important one: