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Press Release - Language Scheme 2018 - 2021

The Standards in Public Office Commission today has launched its new Language Scheme under the Official Languages Act 2003. This Scheme was approved by the Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs on 19 September 2018 and takes effect from today. It will remain in place for a period of 3 years from this date or until a new Scheme has been confirmed by the Minister under section 15 of the Official Languages Act.

The scheme aims to consolidate and continue to build on the Standards Commission's delivery of services in the Irish language. The Standards Commission is committed to providing the full range of services through Irish and all documents published on its websites will be in both the Irish and English language. While the Commission already provides services in both languages, areas for future enhancement of these services are identified in the scheme.

To view a copy of the Language Scheme, visit the website

For more information, please contact: Rosanne Meehan, Press Officer

Standards in Public Office Commission

18 Lower Leeson Street

Dublin 2

D02 HE97

Telephone:    (01) 6395666

E-mail:            sipo@sipo.ie

Website:         www.sipo.ie

Twitter:           @SIPOCIreland



The Standards in Public Office Commission is an independent body responsible for overseeing the Ethics in Public Office Acts 1995 and 2001, the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 and the Electoral Act 1997 (as amended). The Standards Commission was created by the Standards in Public Office Act 2001.