An objective that by 2030 20% of new recruits to the public sector and the Civil Service be proficient in Irish.
Confirmation that a deadline will be set whereby all State services in Gaeltacht regions will be available through Irish.
A provision to end the language scheme system and replace it with a system of language standards.
A provision to ensure that communications with a public body on social media are answered in the same language.
A provision requiring public bodies to ensure that marketing material distributed to a class of the public be in Irish.
A provision requiring public bodies to ensure that at least 20% of their annual advertising is in Irish.
A provision to ensure application forms are available in Irish.
A provision to ensure that the logos of public bodies are in Irish or in Irish and English.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 091-504006.
The list of Public Bodies below has been updated in accordance with S.I. 230 of 2020, which came into effect on 25 June 2020.
The following bodies, organisations or groups may be identified as public bodies for the purposes of the Act if prescribed by the Minister:
A body, organisation or group that receives 50% or more of its current expenditure directly from a Government Minister, a Government Department, the Central Fund or a public body under the Act.
A body, organisation or group that was a public body when the Act came into operation but subsequently came under private ownership or control.
A body, organisation or group performing functions which previously were vested in a body, organisation or group under public ownership or control.
Any other body, organisation or group with functions conferred or permitted by any enactment or by any licence or authority given under any enactment in relation to the public in general or a class of the public in general.