Official Languages (Amendment) Act 2021

The Official Languages (Amendment) Bill 2019 was enacted on 22 December 2021. A copy of the new Act is available here.

The provisions in the new legislation include:

The new provisions will be implemented over a period of time.

We are currently reviewing our website to take into account the amendments to the legislation arising from the new Act. We hope to conclude this review early in the New Year. In the interim, if you have any question in respect of any specific provision of the new Act, we can be contacted at or by phone at 091-504006.


Language Rights: A Resource for Teachers

This educational resource is intended for use in the Junior Certificate Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) course.

The material was developed in conjunction the Professional Development Service for Teachers and is provided to second level schools throughout the country with the support of An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta & Gaelscolaíochta.

The resource consists of a series of eight lessons and a choice of five action projects. This 'action learning package' is fully bilingual and includes a teacher's manual, posters, a CD Rom, a DVD of video clips and this online resource.

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