An objective that by 2030 20% of new recruits to the public sector and the Civil Service be proficient in Irish.
Confirmation that a deadline will be set whereby all State services in Gaeltacht regions will be available through Irish.
A provision to end the language scheme system and replace it with a system of language standards.
A provision to ensure that communications with a public body on social media are answered in the same language.
A provision requiring public bodies to ensure that marketing material distributed to a class of the public be in Irish.
A provision requiring public bodies to ensure that at least 20% of their annual advertising is in Irish.
A provision to ensure application forms are available in Irish.
A provision to ensure that the logos of public bodies are in Irish or in Irish and English.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 091-504006.
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.