Community Interpreting

Context provides interpreting services to the public sector in Ireland. Interpreters are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, both on site and by telephone or video call. Major users of this service in Ireland include:

  • Government departments and local authorities
  • Health Service providers
  • Child welfare and family support
  • Major hospitals
  • Solicitors and insurance companies
  • Law enforcement institutions
  • Refugee organisations
  • Health and safety authorities
  • Education and training authorities
  • Employment and labour organisations.

Context has established a panel of over 1,000 interpreters covering more than 100 languages to meet all interpreting requirements for the above sectors. Each day of the week Context interpreters assist during consultations between health care professionals, civil servants, legal experts, social service providers, educators etc. and their respective clients.

Where an interpreter cannot travel to a location at short notice to facilitate face to face communication, Context offers telephone or video link interpreting as an alternative.

Health Care,
Child and Family Support

Our 1000+ interpreters covering all languages spoken in Ireland are available 24 hours a day/365 days a year to facilitate ad hoc as well as scheduled appointments. For cases involving victims of abuse or torture, children, family members of terminally ill or deceased patients, specially trained interpreters will be available to adequately deal with the sensitive and confidential nature of the assignment.

Employment and
Industrial Relations

Context interpreters adhere to strict professional and ethical protocols and are trained to provide accurate and truthful accounts of the court proceedings. Recruitment and training are carried out in accordance with our ISO 9001:2015 accredited procedures to answer all interpreting requests in an efficient, reliable and sustainable manner.

Government Departments
and Agencies

Context enjoys the trust of Irish Government Departments and local authorities, education and training authorities, prison services, industrial relations organisations and many more who rely on our expertise in providing efficient, professional services in a timely manner, supported by experienced staff and a user-friendly electronic back-office.

Interpreting quote request

Our community interpreting team is working at full capacity at this time, therefore we have to temporarily restrict our services to existing interpreting contract clients.

We will continue to monitor the situation and expect to have more flexibility to respond to interpreting requests from new clients in due course.

If you are a current Context contract client

Please log on to your client dashboard and place the request there. Thank you.