Every public body named under the Official Languages Act has a duty to prepare a language scheme when requested to do so by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht under section 11 of the Act.
The purpose of such schemes is to increase over a period of time the volume and standard of services available in Irish from public bodies. These language schemes remain in force for a three-year period or until a new scheme has been confirmed by the Minister.
The Department's most recent language scheme was approved by the Minister for Culture in May 2018 and comes into force on 28 May 2018.
Further details can be found here: DCCAE Language Scheme 2018-2021