Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ceisteanna (25)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

25. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development if his Department has submitted a language scheme for approval to the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; when it is hoped to adopt a language scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2823/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Rural)

Section 15 of the Official Languages Act 2003 provides for the preparation by Public Bodies of a statutory scheme detailing the services they will provide through the medium of Irish.

I can confirm that my Department's first Language Scheme which will be effective for the period of three years from 2019 to 2021, has recently been approved by my Department, and has been forwarded to my Colleague Seán Kyne, Minister of State at the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht with responsibility for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands, for confirmation before being implemented by my Department.