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.


International Association of Language Commissioners

International Association of Language Commissioners

An Coimisinéir Teanga is a member of the International Association of Language Commissioners, which was set up in 2013 to assist the language commissioners role throughout the world by promoting best practices and standards of excellence and by advancing language equality and diversity. Further information on the Association is available on its website:

International Conference on Language Rights 

An International Conference on Language Rights, incorporating the AGM of the International Association of Language Commisioners, was organised in Galway by the Office in March 2016, in association with Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge and The Department of Irish, National University of Ireland, Galway. This was the second such conference hosted by the Office.

Presentations given at the first International Conference on Language Rights held in Dublin on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th May 2013 are available at the links below. The talks are in the language used by the speaker.

Photographs from the event are available on the photographer’s website

Photograph of the Language Commissioners and other speakers (photographer Colm Ó Torna).

The programme for the International Conference on  Language Rights which includes notes on the speakers is available here.

The conference was organised by: The Office of An Coimisinéir Teanga; Fiontar DCU; and Language, Policy and Planning Research Unit, Cardiff University, Wales.

Further information is available on

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