Since 1992, we have been providing Community Interpreting services in Ireland for various clients including solicitors, legal services, the courts, refugee offices, government departments, police services, hospitals, clinics and mediation services.

Community Interpreting refers to interpreting at private or public appointments where an individual or group of individuals do not speak the same language(s) as each other and so an interpreter is required to facilitate communication.

This type of interpreting can also be referred to as Liaison Interpreting, Bilateral Interpreting, Ad-Hoc interpreting or Consecutive Interpreting.

The interpreter will interpret/mediate between two or more people who do not speak each other’s languages. The interpreter takes notes while a participant speaks and an interpretation is then rendered after the speaker has finished’ or at appropriate intervals during speaking.

It is most often used for Medical Services, Legal Services, Social Services , Educational and Training appointments.

DCU Language Services provides fully experienced and professional Interpreters for all Community Interpreting assignments.



Examples of situations that we supply interpreters for include:

Medical Interpreting:
Social services meetings, counselling sessions, Hospitals, GPs, Dentists, physiotherapists

Legal Interpreting:
Court cases, meetings with solicitors, court hearings, Police interviews, prison services appointments, probation services, Refugee application meetings or reviews, Wedding ceremonies, civil marriage registrations

School meetings, parent teacher meetings

Health and safety training
One-on-one interpreting for driver tests

Contact us for more information or a Quote:
Telephone: +353 1 700 8077