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
Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
Bus Éireann
Central Bank of Ireland
Chester Beatty Library
Citizens Information Board
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
Courts Service
Dublin Airport Authority
Dublin Bus
Electricity Supply Board
Environmental Protection Agency
Galway Rural Development
Health Insurance Authority
HSE West
Institute of Public Administration
Irish Film Board
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
Irish Rail
Legal Aid Board
Local Government Management Agency
Marine Institute
National Gallery of Ireland
National Museum of Ireland
National Transport Authority
National Treasury Management Agency
Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement
Ombudsman for Children
Ordnance Survey Ireland
Property Registration Authority
Raidió Teilifís Éireann
Shannon Airport Authority
State Examinations Commission
The Defence Forces
The Equality Tribunal
The Public Appointments Service
Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Western Development Commission
Ilikecake Ltd