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.


Financial Reports

Annual Accounts

An Coimisinéir Teanga provides annual financial accounts to the Comptroller and Auditor General and subsequently to the Minister for Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht to be laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas.

The annual accounts of the Office of An Coimisinéir Teanga since 2004 are available here.


The Official Languages Act allows for the payment to An Coimisinéir Teanga of allowances for expenses. Such expenses are primarily for travel and subsistence in the performance of official duties and are paid in accordance with the standard civil service rates and regulations.

For the purpose of transparency it is the policy of An Coimisinéir Teanga to publish here on this website, on quarterly basis, information on any allowances for expenses repaid to him.

Prompt Payments

In accordance with a Government decision (S29296 of 2nd and 8th March 2011) reports concerning prompt payments made by the Office of An Coimisinéir Teanga are available here.

Ilikecake Ltd