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Information for College staff: legal obligations in relation to the Irish language

(updated at 10th July 2012)

Q: Am I as a staff member in Trinity College compliant with my obligations under the Official Languages Act?

Q: As a Head of Area, is my Area complying with its Irish language legal obligations?

Please check through the list below.

GENERAL OBLIGATIONS FOR ALL STAFF MEMBERS

  • ALL CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED IN IRISH to be replied to in Irish
  • STATIONERY: all stationery to be bilingual- Irish to be no less prominent than English and to appear before English
  • ALL COLLEGE BUSINESS CARDS to be produced bilingually

GENERAL OBLIGATIONS FOR ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE AREAS

  • COLLEGE LEVEL ANNUAL REPORTS, FINANCIAL STATEMENTS to be published bilingually
  • ALL CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED IN IRISH to be replied to in Irish
  • MAILSHOT INFORMATION DIRECTED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC in either electronic or printed form to be made available bilingually
  • SIGNAGE: all College signage to be bilingual- Irish to be no less prominent than English and to appear before English
  • STATIONERY: all stationery to be bilingual- Irish to be no less prominent than English and to appear before English
  • RECORDED ORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS AND VOICEMAILS for main telephone numbers to be bilingual (this requirement in force by 1 July 2013)
  • ALL COLLEGE BUSINESS CARDS to be produced bilingually

*Please note that ALL translations for whatever purpose MUST be cleared through the Irish Language Office- use of automated online translation services has resulted in significant errors. Do not attempt translations locally.

WEBSITES

  • FACULTIES, SCHOOLS, DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES will have a top-level Irish language webpage on their website containing basic information on the role, functions and services of the area in question and main contact information.

ADDITIONAL OBLIGATIONS FOR SPECIFIC AREAS

  • COLLEGE LANGUAGE SCHEME 2010-2012: Many Administrative offices and other Areas will have specific obligations arising from commitments included in the College's Irish Language Scheme 2010-2012 (which remain in force). Please click here to see a full list of these commitments, which are now in force.
  • NEW COLLEGE LANGUAGE SCHEME 2013-2016: The new scheme will come into effect in Autumn 2013 and the commitments negotiated with specific areas will be linked to here, at that point.

The Official Languages Act in full may be read here.

The Trinity College Irish Language Scheme 2010-2012 in full may be read here.

 

 


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