Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Ceisteanna (566)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

566. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the number of State bodies that have not to date submitted a language plan under the Official Languages Act 2003; the name of each such organisation in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41219/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Culture)

In accordance with Section 11(1) of the Official Languages Act (2003), my Department is actively engaged in the process of agreeing inaugural and subsequent schemes with a large number of public bodies. At present there are 43 public bodies who are in the process of preparing their inaugural language schemes.

Having regard to the reduction in the number of public sector bodies since the commencement of the Act, the drafting of a new Regulation to update the list of public bodies listed in the First Schedule to the Act is currently being progressed as a priority by my Department.

It should be noted that the language schemes currently being implemented cover the majority of public bodies who have regular contact with the general public.

Inaugural draft schemes to be confirmed under section 11 (1) of the 2003 Act

1. Abbey Theatre

2. Adoption Authority of Ireland

3. Bord Gáis Éireann

4. Bord Iascaigh Mhara

5. Bord na Móna

6. Cavan & Monaghan Education & Training Board

7. Charities Regulatory Authority

8. Child and Family Support Agency

9. City of Dublin Education & Training Board

10. Coillte Teoranta

11. Commission for Energy Regulation

12. Competition and Consumer Protection Authority

13. Córas Iompair Éireann Group incorporating Bus Éireann, Bus Átha Cliath & Iarnród Éireann

14. Cork Airport Authority plc

15. Cork Institute of Technology

16. Employment Appeals Tribunal

17. Enterprise Ireland

18. Fáilte Ireland - National Tourism Development Authority

19. Food Safety Authority of Ireland

20. Government Information Services

21. Health and Safety Authority

22. Heritage Council

23. Housing Agency

24. IDA Ireland

25. Inland Fisheries Ireland

26. Irish Blood Transfusion Service

27. Irish Prison Service

28. Irish Sports Council

29. Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board

30. Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board

31. Limerick Institute of Technology

32. Longford & Westmeath Education and Training Board

33. National Archives

34. National Concert Hall

35. National Disability Authority

36. National Library of Ireland

37. National Milk Agency

38. Office of the Appeals Commissioners

39. Office of the Chief Medical Officer for the Civil Service

40. Probation Service

41. The Health Service Executive

42. The Private Security Authority

43. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland