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Irish Language Scheme 2020-2022 : Request for Submissions

Why we are launching a consultation

The Department of Housing, Planning & 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 March 2020.

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, 13 December 2019 to:

Email: strategy@housing.gov.ie  (using subject “Irish Language Consultation”)

Or by post to:

Irish Language Scheme Coordinator
Strategic and Business Support Unit
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
Newtown Road
Wexford
Co Wexford
Y35 AP90

Further Information

Information in relation to the role and services provided to the public by the Department of Housing, Planning, & Local Government is available on our website.

Further information in relation to the Official Languages Act is available on the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Affairs website.

Terms and Conditions

All submissions and comments submitted to the Department for this purpose are subject to release under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014. Submissions are also subject to Data Protection legislation - see the Privacy Statement.

Personal, confidential or commercially sensitive information should not be included in your submission and it will be presumed that all information contained in your submission is releasable under the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

What we will do with your Response

Responses will inform the further development of the Department’s Irish Language Scheme. Please note that submissions received may be made available on the Department’s website.

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Status History

Status - Open
Open 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Closing 
Friday, December 13, 2019