Every public body named under the Act has a duty to prepare a language scheme when requested to do so by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and to implement that statutory scheme.
The scheme describes the services which the public body proposes to provide:
- in Irish only
- in English only or
It is necessary also to specify the steps which the public body intends to take to provide the stated services in Irish or bilingually.