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 eolas@coimisineir.ie or by phone at 091-504006.

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Schemes

Every public body named under the Act has a duty to prepare a language scheme when requested to do so by the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and to implement that statutory scheme.

The scheme describes the services which the public body proposes to provide:

It is necessary also to specify the steps which the public body intends to take to provide the stated services in Irish or bilingually.

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