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.


Schemes Confirmed

The following language schemes have been confirmed under section 11 of the Official Languages Act 2003.

These statutory schemes remain in force for a period of three years or until a new scheme has been confirmed by the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

The Minister has the right at any time, and no later than 6 months before the scheme expires, to direct the public body to review its current scheme and to prepare a new draft scheme. Where there is a change in the functions of a public body the Minister may, by notice in writing to the public body, propose amendments to its language scheme.

The Office of An Coimisinéir Teanga monitors the provision of services as promised by public bodies under the agreed schemes. The public bodies listed below under the names and with the functions which they had when the schemes were confirmed.

Search Schemes

Organisation Current Schemes Previous Schemes Associated Files
An Bord Bia
An Bord Pleanála
An Garda Síochána
An Post
Arts Council
Athlone Institute of Technology
Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
Bus Éireann
Carlow Local Authorities
Cavan Local Authorities
Central Bank of Ireland
Central Statistics Office
Chester Beatty Library
Church of Ireland College of Education
Citizens Information Board
Clare Local Authorities
Commission for Aviation Regulation
Commission for Communications Regulation
Companies Registration Office & Registry of Friendly Societies
Competition and Consumer Protection Commission
Córas Iompair Éireann Group - see also Bus Éireann, Bus Átha Cliath & Iarnród Éireann
Cork City Council
Cork County Local Authorities
Cork Education and Training Board
County Donegal Local Authorities
County Galway Local Authorities
County Monaghan Local Authorities
Courts Service
Data Protection Commission
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Department of Defence
Department of Education and Skills
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment
Department of Environment, Climate and Communications
Department of Finance
Department of Foreign Affairs
Department of Health
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Amended Scheme Section 16)
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Department of Rural and Community Affairs
Department of Social Protection
Department of the Taoiseach
Department of Transport
Donegal Education and Training Board
Dublin Airport Authority
Dublin Bus
Dublin City Council
Dublin City University
Dublin Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board
Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown County Council
Dundalk Institute Of Technology
Electricity Supply Board
Environmental Protection Agency
Fingal Local Authorities
Galway - Mayo Institute of Technology
Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board
Galway City Council
Galway Rural Development
Health Insurance Authority
Higher Education Authority
Houses of the Oireachtas Service
HSE West
Institute of Public Administration
Institute of Technology Carlow
Institute of Technology Tallaght
Institute of Technology Tralee
Institute of Technology, Sligo
Irish Film Board
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
Irish Rail
Kerry Education and Training Board
Kerry Local Authorities
Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board
Kildare Local Authorities
Kilkenny County Council
Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board
Laois Local Authorities
Legal Aid Board
Leitrim County Council
Letterkenny Institute Of Technology
Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board
Limerick City and County Council
Local Government Management Agency
Longford Local Authorities
Louth and Meath Education and Training Board
Louth Local Authorities
Marine Institute
Marino Institute of Education
Mayo County Local Authorities
Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board
Meath Local Authorities
National Gallery of Ireland
National Museum of Ireland
National Transport Authority
National Treasury Management Agency
National University of Ireland, Galway
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Offaly Local Authorities
Office of Public Works
Office of the Attorney General, Office of the Parliamentary Counsel to the Government, Chief State Solicitor’s Office
Office of the Commission for Public Service Appointments
Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General
Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Office of the Ombudsman and Office of the Information Commissioner
Office of the President
Office of the Revenue Commissioners
Ombudsman for Children
Ordnance Survey Ireland
Property Registration Authority
Raidió Teilifís Éireann
Roscommon Local Authorities
Shannon Airport Authority
Sligo Local Authorities
South Dublin County Council
Standards in Public Office Commission
State Examinations Commission
Technological University Dublin
The Defence Forces
The Equality Tribunal
The Public Appointments Service
The Referendum Commission
Tipperary County Council
Tipperary Education and Training Board
Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Trinity College
University College Cork
University College Dublin
University of Limerick
Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board
Waterford City and County Council
Waterford Institute of Technology
Western Development Commission
Westmeath Local Authorities
Wexford Local Authorities
Wicklow Local Authorities
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