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.


Statutory Instruments General Placenames

Most of the Placenames Orders relate to individual counties but there are also Orders confirming the official names of provinces, counties, centres of population, districts and Gaeltacht areas.

It should be noted that Section 48 of the Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act , 2100  amends a provision of Statutory Instrument 872 of 2004 - The Placenames (Ceantair Ghaeltachta) Order 2004 – in relation to the placename An Daingean.

This amendment confirms that Daingean Uí Chúis in Irish and Dingle in English are now the official placenames of An Daingean, as it was heretofore. 

The general Orders can be downloaded here.

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