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 4

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

Organisation Draft Scheme Date
Central Bank of Ireland
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Department of Environment, Climate and Communications
Department of Social Protection
Dundalk Institute Of Technology
Galway - Mayo Institute of Technology
Institute of Technology Tralee
Kilkenny County Council
Legal Aid Board
Mayo County Local Authorities
National Gallery of Ireland
National University of Ireland, Galway
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
The Defence Forces
The Public Appointments Service
Trinity College
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