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.


Responsibilities of the Minister & An Coimisinéir Teanga

The Office of An Coimisinéir Teanga is a fully independent office as set out in the Official Languages Act. The Act makes a clear distinction between the responsibilities of An Coimisinéir Teanga and those of the Minister for Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht.

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