The history of the ITIA: From 1986 to today
Irish Translators’ Association founded
The Irish Translator’s Association (ITA) is founded by Ann Bernard, Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin and John F. Deane.
The first issue of the ITA Newsletter is published.
Finding a permanent home
The ITA takes up residence at the Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1.
The first issue of Translation Ireland is published, replacing the previous ITA News.
First international connection
The ITA becomes a member of FIT, the International Federation of Translators.
Name changed to ITIA
The ITA becomes the ITIA: Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association.
Honorary member: Interpreter
Helen Campbell, interpreter with the European Commission, becomes the first interpreter to be conferred with honorary membership of the association.
International literary connections
The ITIA becomes a member of CEATL, the European Council of Literary Translators’ Associations.
Communicating: The ITIA Bulletin is born
The first ITIA ezine, edited by Jody Byrne, is launched.
Professionalising: ITIA Certified Translator status
A new examination for professional members working with state and legal documentation is introduced.
Professionalising: New entry requirements for top ITIA category
An examination is introduced for the Professional membership category.
In addition to the general Code of Practice and Ethics, a Code of Ethics for community interpreters is introduced.
The ITIA becomes a member of EULITA, the European Legal Interpreters and Translators Association.
Honorary member: sign language interpreter
First conferral of honorary membership in the area of Irish Sign Language to Professor Lorraine Leeson.
Professionalising: Associate members
More stringent criteria are introduced for Associate membership.
30 years of the ITIA
To mark its 30th anniversary, the ITIA hosts the annual meeting of FIT Europe, the regional centre of FIT.
Next generation of translators
After a successful pilot in 2016, the ITIA translation competition for secondary schools expands to cover 7 languages: Chinese, French, German, Irish, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Pictured here are the 2017 winners.
New FIT Europe chair goes to ITIA
Dr Annette Schiller, long-standing ITIA ExComm member, is elected as new Chair of FIT Europe.