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.


Guidelines on the Preparation of Schemes

Statutory guidelines have been developed by the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht to assist public bodies in preparing language schemes.

Requirements with regard to preparing a Language Scheme

The Department’s statutory guidelines can be downloaded here.

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