Official Languages Act 2003

F31[Duty of Minister in respect of National Plan prepared under section 18C


18D. (1) The Minister shall

(a) within 3 months of receiving the National Plan under section 18C(1)(a)

(i) approve the National Plan without modification or with such modifications as he or she considers appropriate,

(ii) specify the date on which the National Plan should come into operation, and

(iii) submit the National Plan to the Government, and

(b) as soon as may be thereafter—

(i) cause copies of the National Plan to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas, and

(ii) publish a copy of the National Plan on the website of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

(2) The Minister may, as he or she considers appropriate, request a public body, in respect of whom services identified in the National Plan as services provided by the body concerned that are not provided through the medium of the Irish language, to report to the Minister in relation to progress made by the body to so provide the services and to implement the Plan, and the Minister shall be responsible for the co-ordination of the implementation of the Plan by all such public bodies.]




Inserted (20.06.2022) by Official Languages (Amendment) Act 2021 (49/2021), s. 8, S.I. No. 313 of 2022, art. 2(c).