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 3

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

Organisation Draft Scheme Date
An Garda Síochána
Central Statistics Office
Church of Ireland College of Education
Companies Registration Office & Registry of Friendly Societies
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Dublin City Council
Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown County Council
Electricity Supply Board
Houses of the Oireachtas Service
Institute of Public Administration
Institute of Technology, Sligo
Kildare Local Authorities
Limerick City and County Council
Local Government Management Agency
Marine Institute
Office of Public Works
Office of the President
Office of the Revenue Commissioners
Raidió Teilifís Éireann
Sligo Local Authorities
Technological University Dublin
University of Limerick
Westmeath Local Authorities
Ilikecake Ltd