A list of the public bodies which come under the aegis of the Act is provided in the First Schedule to the Act as amended by any appropriate order made by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.
Included in the list of public bodies are:
- Government departments and offices;
- Local authorities;
- Health Service Executive;
- Universities, other third-level institutions and vocational education committees;
- Agencies, boards and state companies (commercial and non-commercial).
Private entities do not, in general, come under the aegis of the Official Languages Act.