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Irish Language Scheme

9 August 2017 – The NTMA was requested by the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs to prepare a draft Irish Language Scheme under Section 11 of the Official Languages Act 2003. The aim of the scheme is to develop the use of the Irish language throughout the NTMA, in particular, focusing on areas of communication with the public.

The NTMA will create awareness of the content and purpose of the scheme among employees and monitor the demand for Irish language services throughout the course of the scheme. This Scheme has been prepared in accordance with Guidelines issued by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. The scheme commenced on 24 July 2017 and shall remain in force for a period of 3 years.