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.


Draft Schemes 1

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht has asked the following public bodies to prepare a draft scheme in accordance with section 11 of the Official Languages Act before the date listed below.

Organisation Draft Scheme Date
Abbey Theatre
Adoption Authority of Ireland
Bord Iascaigh Mhara
Bord na Móna
Cavan & Monaghan Education & Training Board
Charities Regulatory Authority
Child and Family Support Agency
City of Dublin Education & Training Board
Coillte Teoranta
Commission for Energy Regulation
Cork Airport Authority plc
Cork Institute of Technology
Employment Appeals Tribunal
Enterprise Ireland
Fáilte Ireland - National Tourism Development Authority
Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Government Information Services
Health and Safety Authority
Heritage Council
Housing Agency
IDA Ireland
Inland Fisheries Ireland
Irish Blood Transfusion Service
Irish Prison Service
Irish Sports Council
Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board
Limerick Institute of Technology
Longford & Westmeath Education and Training Board
National Archives
National Concert Hall
National Disability Authority
National Library of Ireland
National Milk Agency
Office of the Appeals Commissioners
Office of the Chief Medical Officer for the Civil Service
Probation Service
The Health Service Executive
The Private Security Authority
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
University College Dublin
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