Hundreds of court, Garda interpreters have no qualification (Ireland)

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Noni Gilbert
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Oh look. Lionbridge again... Jun 9, 2010

I quote from the full article, as linked: "The Courts Service says it appointed Lionbridge Ireland Ltd as the single provider of services following an international tender. This contract involved a series of levels of proficiency for interpreters ranging from “competency” in English to having a specific qualification in interpreting."

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Peter Shortall  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:55
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Market forces at work Jun 9, 2010

Given what Lionbridge pay their court interpreters in Ireland (which I read about a while ago here: ), I'm just surprised that there are "many" people willing to interpret in Irish courts, unqualified or otherwise, as Ireland is *not* a cheap country to live in. They seem to have gone back to the situation that the UK was in prior to the creation of the NRPSI, which many British authorities are now bypassing.

[Edited at 2010-06-09 18:03 GMT]

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