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Irish Language Policy

The Irish language Scheme has been developed to set out a standard approach across government Departments and offices to fulfilling obligations in relation to the Irish language, taking into account what is practical and achievable. The Scheme builds on the existing levels of services within the Departments and offices on the principles of Quality Customer Service.

In terms of the specific approach to the development of this Scheme, a notice was published in May 2014 under section 13 of the Official Languages Act 2003 inviting representations from interested parties. The Scheme has been informed by the views received from staff during the Departmental consultation period.

The Scheme includes a commitment to assess on an ongoing basis the level of demand for services through Irish and to ensure that Departments and Offices continue to meet this demand in a planned, coherent and accessible way.

See full Official Languages Act 2003 Here.