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 email@example.com or by phone at 091-504006.
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 Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht.
Included in the list of public bodies are:
Government departments and offices;
Health Service Executive;
Universities, other third-level institutions and the Education and Training Boards;
Agencies, boards and state companies (commercial and non-commercial).
Private entities do not, in general, come under the aegis of the Official Languages Act.