Every public body named under the Act has a duty to prepare a language scheme when requested and to implement that statutory scheme.
Language rights are recognised in the Irish Constitution and in the Official Languages Act.
The Official Languages Act 2003 requires public bodies named in that Act to provide services to the public through Irish.
The legislation intends to create a space for the language in public affairs in Ireland.
Members of the public have the right to make a complaint if they feel that Irish Language requirements are not being met by public bodies