Bill entitled an Act to promote the use of the Irish language for official purposes in the State; to provide for the use of both official languages of the State in parliamentary proceedings, in Acts of the Oireachtas, in the administration of Justice, in communicating with or providing services to the public and in carrying out the work of public bodies; to set out the duties of such bodies with respect to the official languages of the State, and for those purposes, to provide for the establishment of the Office of the Official Languages Commissioner and to define its functions; to provide for the publication by the Commissioner of certain information relevant to the purposes of this Act; and to provide for related matters

Last updated: 14 Jul 2003

Sponsored by: Minister for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands

Source: Government

Originating House: Seanad Éireann

History of this Act

The Bill has been signed into law by the President

14 Jul 2003

Seanad Éireann
Dáil Éireann
  • Seanad First Stage

    11 Apr 2002

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    11 Apr 2002

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    24 Apr 2002

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    24 Apr 2002

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    10 Apr 2003

    Seanad Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    10 Apr 2003

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    13 May 2003

    Seanad Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    13 May 2003

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    4 Jul 2003

    Seanad Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made and it is set down for Second Stage in the Dáil (Also known as Final Stage)

    4 Jul 2003

    Completed

  • Dáil First Stage

    n/a

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is deemed to have passed Dáil First Stage

    n/a

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    23 May 2003

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    23 May 2003

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    23 May 2003

    Dáil Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    23 May 2003

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    3 Jul 2003

    Dáil Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    3 Jul 2003

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    3 Jul 2003

    Dáil Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made (Also known as Final Stage)

    3 Jul 2003

    Completed

  • Enacted

    14 Jul 2003

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    14 Jul 2003

    Completed

 

14 Jul 2003

Official Languages Act 2003

3 Jul 2003

As passed by Dáil Éireann

Official Languages Bill 2002

15 May 2003

As passed by Seanad Éireann

Official Languages Bill 2002

9 Apr 2003

As amended in Committee [Seanad Éireann]

Official Languages Bill 2002

11 Apr 2002

As Initiated

Official Languages Bill 2002

Debates

4 Jul 2003

Seanad Éireann

Official Languages Bill 2002 [ Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil ] : Report and Final Stages.

3 Jul 2003

Dáil Éireann

Official Languages Bill 2002 [ Seanad ] : Report and Final Stages.

11 Jun 2003

Select Committee On Arts, Sport, Tourism, Community, Rural And Gaeltacht Affairs

Official Languages Bill 2002 [Seanad]: Committee Stage.

23 May 2003

Dáil Éireann

Official Languages Bill 2002 [ Seanad ] : Referral to Select Committee.

23 May 2003

Dáil Éireann

Official Languages Bill 2002 [ Seanad ] : Second Stage (Resumed).

22 May 2003

Dáil Éireann

Official Languages Bill 2002: Second Stage (Resumed).

22 May 2003

Dáil Éireann

Official Languages Bill 2002: Second Stage.

13 May 2003

Seanad Éireann

Official Languages Bill 2002: Report and Final Stages.

10 Apr 2003

Seanad Éireann

Official Languages (Equality) Bill 2002: Committee Stage (Resumed).

9 Apr 2003

Seanad Éireann

Official Languages (Equality) Bill 2002: Committee Stage (Resumed). SECTION 12.

9 Apr 2003

Seanad Éireann

Official Languages (Equality) Bill 2002: Committee Stage (Resumed). SECTION 9.

8 Apr 2003

Seanad Éireann

Official Languages (Equality) Bill 2002: Committee Stage. SECTION 1.

16 Oct 2002

Seanad Éireann

Official Languages (Equality) Bill, 2002: Motion.

24 Apr 2002

Seanad Éireann

Order of Business. - Official Languages (Equality) Bill, 2002: Second Stage.

24 Apr 2002

Seanad Éireann

Order of Business. - Official Languages (Equality) Bill, 2002: Order for Second Stage.