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14 January 2018 (VOL 14 WEEK 3)

Happy New Year 2019.
On behalf of our service, we would like to wish our deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and hearing customers, a very Happy New Year. We hope 2019 is a great year for you all. Sincere and best wishes also to our staff, Board and supporters. We could not do this work without you all. We are grateful for all your support in 2018 and we look forward to working with you all again this year.

Irish Deaf Society **Important Open Meeting In Dublin**.
On a more serious note, our friends and colleagues in the Irish Deaf Society (IDS) are hosting an open meeting in Dublin. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the financial crisis that threatens to close the IDS.

The meeting is open to members of the Irish Deaf Society and friends from the wider community. The meeting will be held on Saturday January 19th at 2pm in the Deaf Heritage Centre in the Deaf Village Ireland (DVI) in Dublin.

This meeting follows on from a press release from the IDS that highlighted the challenge of securing permanent funding for their service. Unfortunately, little has changed since its release and now the IDS thinks it is important to have an open and frank discussion with their members and the wider community about their inability to continue working without the necessary support from the Government.

The meeting will consist of a short presentation from Lianne Quiqley (IDS chairperson), John Bosco Conama (IDS Board) and CEO John Sherwin (CEO). This will be followed by questions and answers. With your input, their CEO will finish up the meeting with a statement about their next steps.

The IDS would be grateful if you could make the time to attend this meeting. The organisation is facing its most serious challenge and they need help and support from the wider community.

Our Opening Hours For 2019.
As we head into a New Year, we wanted to remind everyone of our opening hours. We are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (10am - 1pm and 2 - 5pm) and Fridays (10am - 1pm). Please note we are closed Friday afternoons.

As we only have 1 full-time staff member and a small team of part-time staff that work 2 days per week each, we would advise all customers to make an appointment in advance.

If you have specific communication preferences or more complex enquiries, please let us know. While, we will do our best to accommodate your request, we reserve the right to apply KDRC policies when allocating a timeslot or a particular staff member to deal with your queries.
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