Request For Submissions on Official Languages Act 2003

Preparation of a draft Scheme by the Department of Health

The Department of Health proposes to draft a scheme in accordance with Section 15 of the Official Languages Act 2003. The primary objective of the Act is to ensure better availability and a higher standard of public services through Irish.

The Department of Health now wishes to invite representations in relation to the draft scheme from any interested parties. Ideally submissions should be written and sent electronically to by 21 November 2012.

Alternatively they may be posted to

Business Support Unit
Department of Health
Hawkins House
Hawkins Street
Dublin 2

Information in relation to the mandate and role/services of the Department is available on

Further information in relation to the Act is available on the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht website or by email request to

All those making submissions should be aware that submissions received may be subject to requests for release under the Freedom of Information Acts.

The closing date for submissions has now been extended to 30 November 2012.