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Interpreting in Northern Ireland

Phelan, Mary (2010) Interpreting in Northern Ireland. Translation Ireland, 18 (2). pp. 99-107. ISSN 1649-7767

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This article examines how interpreter provision in Northern Ireland developed in a very different way from Ireland or indeed England, Scotland or Wales. In general terms, interpreter provision in Northern Ireland is very good in that interpreters are routinely provided for hospitals, social welfare, schools and of course police stations and courts. The majority of interpreters have undergone training, and instead of outsourcing interpreting services to a translation agency, the authorities have opted for an in-house service for health and social welfare, a social economy enterprise for legal interpreting and a community development organisation for other types of interpreting. Each organisation has a register of interpreters.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Northern Ireland; NICEM-CONNECT; South Tyrone Empowerment Programme; Northern Ireland Health and Social Services Interpreting Service; NIHSSIS
Subjects:Humanities > Translating and interpreting
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies
Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Translation and Textual Studies (CTTS)
Publisher:Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association
Official URL:,com_docman/task,cat_view/gid,47/Itemid,16/
Copyright Information:© 2010 ITIA
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17148
Deposited On:10 Aug 2012 09:58 by Mary Phelan. Last Modified 30 Aug 2013 10:25

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