Irish Language Scheme 2017-2019 :Request for Submissions
Why we are launching a consultation
The Department of Housing, Planning Community & Local Government is preparing an Irish language Scheme in accordance with Section 11 of the Official Languages Act 2003. It is proposed that this Scheme will run for three years from January 2017.
The primary objective of the Official Languages Act is to ensure better availability and a higher standard of public services through Irish. It is anticipated that the new Scheme will build on and consolidate the progress made by the Department over the past number of years in delivering services through Irish.
How to get involved
The Department now wishes to invite representations in relation to the preparation of the new Scheme from all interested parties. Written submissions, preferably in electronic format, should be sent by Friday, 18 November 2016 to:
Or by post to:
Irish Language Scheme Coordinator
Strategic and Business Support Unit
Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
Information in relation to the role and services provided to the public by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government is available on our website.
Further information in relation to the Official Languages Act is available on the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs website.
Terms and Conditions
All submissions received will be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014.
What we will do with your comments
Please note that all submissions received will be made available on the Department’s website unless otherwise requested. In any event, all submissions received will be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014.