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 2

The Minister of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht has asked the following public bodies to prepare a second draft scheme before the date listed below.

Organisation Draft Scheme Date
An Bord Bia
An Post
Arts Council
Bus Éireann
Carlow Local Authorities
Cavan Local Authorities
Citizens Information Board
Clare Local Authorities
Córas Iompair Éireann Group - see also Bus Éireann, Bus Átha Cliath & Iarnród Éireann
Cork City Council
Cork County Local Authorities
Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Department of Foreign Affairs
Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Amended Scheme Section 16)
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Department of Rural and Community Affairs
Dublin Bus
Dublin City University
Dublin Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board
Health Insurance Authority
Higher Education Authority
Institute of Technology Carlow
Institute of Technology Tallaght
Irish Film Board
Irish Rail
Laois Local Authorities
Leitrim County Council
Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board
Longford Local Authorities
Louth Local Authorities
Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board
Offaly Local Authorities
Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement
Ordnance Survey Ireland
Property Registration Authority
Roscommon Local Authorities
Standards in Public Office Commission
The Equality Tribunal
University College Cork
University College Dublin
Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board
Waterford Institute of Technology
Western Development Commission
Wexford Local Authorities
Wicklow Local Authorities
Ilikecake Ltd