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 5

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the 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
County Donegal Local Authorities
Department of the Taoiseach
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Office of the Ombudsman and Office of the Information Commissioner
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