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New Board Members


Catholic Institute for Deaf People would like to announced the appointment of Peter Tolan and Grainne Meehan as a Board Members of CIDP

Peter Tolan Gráinne Meehan

Peter Tolan was born profoundly Deaf to hearing parents and attended local mainstream school in Mayo before joining AIB, where he is currently leading and implementing various business change programmes.

His parents were very active members of the Mayo Branch of the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) for many years and his father was also a Board Director with NAD.

Peter is a graduate member of the British Computer Society and also obtained an MSc in IT and Management from Sheffield Hallam University.

He chairs the recently established Dunboyne branch of the ‘Friends of the Elderly Ireland’ which aims to alleviate social isolation for elderly people through friendship.

Grainne Meehan from Dublin, is Deaf and attended mainstream school in the Glasnevin area at both primary and secondary level.

She holds the position of secretary on the Irish Deaf Youth Association board.

Gráinne is a graduate of the MA in Community and Youth Work professional programme in Maynooth University and is currently a full-time PhD candidate with the Department of Applied Social Studies in Maynooth University. Her research explores the lived experiences of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing women accessing reproductive and sexual health services and information in Ireland.

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