The purpose of the Official Languages Act is to increase in an organised manner over a period of time, the quantity and quality of services provided by public bodies to the public through Irish. The Office of An Coimisinéir Teanga has published a guidebook to assist the public regarding their language rights and to provide advice to public bodies regarding their duties under the Official Languages Act.
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University College Dublin has prepared its 2nd language scheme under article 11 of the Official Languages Act 2003. The purpose of the act is to ensure better availability and a higher standard of public services through Irish. We appreciate the submissions which were forwarded for consideration. UCD's 2nd language scheme, 2021-2024, will be visible below further to its approval by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. Members of the UCD Irish Language Scheme Committee 2021 can be viewed here: Coiste Scéim Teanga UCD 2021
* Please note that current language schemes remain in effect until details of the new standardization system under the Official Languages (Amendment) Act are published.
Units listed in the 2021-2024 scheme are requested to complete the following survey: https://forms.gle/
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Click here for the Cumann na nOifigeach Forbartha Gaeilge website, a network of Irish Language Development Officers in the public and civil service on the Island of Ireland.