Official Languages Act 2003

F15[Duty of public bodies regarding logos

9C.— ...]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F15

Inserted by Official Languages (Amendment) Act 2021 (49/2021), s. 5, not commenced as of date of revision.

Modifications (not altering text):

C15

Prospective affecting provision: section inserted by Official Languages (Amendment) Act 2021 (49/2021), s. 5, not commenced as of date of revision.

F15[9C. (1) A public body shall, on and from the commencement of section 4 of the Official Languages (Amendment) Act 2021, where it is renewing or altering its logo, ensure that text that forms part of the new or altered logo shall be in the Irish language or in both the Irish and English languages.

(2) Where text referred to in subsection (1) is in both the Irish and English languages—

(a) the part of the text that is in the Irish language shall appear before the part of the text that is in the English language,

(b) the part of the text that is in the Irish language shall not be in a smaller font, or less prominent, visible or legible than the part of the text that is in the English language, and

(c) where part of the text that is in the Irish language is abbreviated, the part of the text that is in the English language which is the translation of that abbreviated text shall also be abbreviated.

(3) In this section and in section 9D "logo" means the logo usually used by a body on headings of stationery, livery or signage of the body and generally accompanied by the name of the body, and includes the logo of any scheme, programme, policy initiative or website administered by the body or for which the body is responsible.

(4) In subsection (1), "text" shall include any abbreviation or acronym of the name, in the Irish language, of the body concerned.]