What is Galway City Council Irish Language Scheme?
Galway City Council's Irish Language Scheme has been prepared in line with the Official Languages Act 2003. It develops the provision to the public of Irish language and bilingual services, on a phased basis.
What is the aim of Galway City Council's Irish Language Scheme?
To ensure that those seeking provision of services in Irish in Galway City Council are facilitated.
How does it work?
Each Scheme is built upon on a phased basis. The duration of the Scheme lasts for 3 years; however, its obligations still apply even if the date of the Scheme has passed.
Where can I access a copy of Galway City Council's Irish Language Scheme?
Please find below links to Galway City Council's Irish Language Schemes.1st Language Scheme (2006-2009) 2nd Language Scheme (2009-2012) 3rd Language Scheme (2016-2019) 4th Language Scheme (2019-2022)
If I wish to make a complaint about the level of service I received through Irish, what should I do?
If you feel that your entitlement to receive services though Irish as laid out in Galway City Council's Irish Language Scheme, or the Official Languages Act 2003, has not been complied with, you may complete a Customer Complaint Form
If I am not happy with a decision on my complaint/appeal, who can I speak to?
If you aren't happy with the decision as made by Galway City Council regarding your complaint/appeal, you may contact The Office of the Language Commissioner. Please find a link below to the Office's website:
Who can I contact if I have a question about Galway City Council's Irish Language Scheme?
Should you have a question about Galway City Council's Language Scheme or other aspects of the Irish language you may contact Galway City Council's Irish Officer:
Irish Language Officer
Galway City Council
Tel: 091 536835