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Irish Language Policy

Our Department's third Irish Language Scheme which covers the period 2019-2022 has been approved by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The Scheme was prepared in accordance with Section 15 of the Official Languages Act 2003 and came into effect on 18 February 2019.

Irish Language Scheme

The Department’s Irish Language Scheme 2019-2022 builds on the principles of Quality Customer Service and on the commitment in the Department’s Customer Charter to ensure that customers who wish to conduct their business through Irish can do so. It sets out the extent to which services are currently available through Irish, and identifies areas for future enhancement.

20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030 

The 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language outlines an integrated approach to the Irish language, in which 9 areas of action are specified, including education, the Gaeltacht, the family, the community, the media, technology and the economy. The relevant actions under the Strategy are being implemented by the various stakeholders, including this Department.

If you have any queries or comments, please email us at gaeilge@dbei.gov.ie

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