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Oifig na Gaeilge

Official Languages Act 2003

The aim of the Official Languages Act 2003 is to increase and improve in an organised manner, over a period of time, the quantity and quality of services provided for the public through Irish by public bodies. The legislation intends to create a space for the language in public affairs in Ireland.

The Office of An Coimisinéir Teana (the Irish Language Commissioner) is responsible for monitoring compliance with the Act, for inquiring into complaints received, reporting on each complaint made, advising the public concerning their rights, providing advice to public bodies concerning their obligations and making available an annual report to the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. Further information concerning the role and functions of the Irish Language Commissioner may be found on his website

A guidebook on the Official Languages Act may be read here.

This section contains information on the provisions of the Act, on Regulations made under the Act and on the Language Scheme.

In Trinity College, the Irish Language Officer provides guidance to College staff regarding Trinity's obligations under the Official Languages Act.

Last updated 5 November 2020 by .