Pól Ó Murchú -v- An Taoiseach agus chuid eile

Supreme Court case regarding the Irish Language (An Gaeilge) and the constitutional duty to issue and provide to the general public, an official version or an official translation

The Supreme Court today ruled that there is no Constitutional obligation to provide Acts of the Oireachtas or Statutory Instruments simultaneously in Irish and English.

The court did however make a declaration that there is a Constitutional obligation to provide Pol O Murchú, a solicitor, with the Rules of Court in an Irish language version as soon as practical after they are published in English.

This brings to an end a ten-year campaign by Pol O Murchú and other Irish language activists to copperfasten rights to have Irish language legislation made available at the same time that the English language legislation is published.

PÓL Ó MURCHÚ

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THE TAOISEACH, THE TÁNAISTE AND MINISTER FOR ENTERPRISE, TRADE AND EMPLOYMENT, THE MINISTER FOR THE MARINE AND NATURAL RESOURCES, THE MINISTER FOR PUBLIC ENTERPRISE, THE MINISTER FOR DEFENCE, THE MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, THE MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, THE MINISTER FOR FINANCE, THE MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND CHILDREN, THE MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT, THE MINISTER FOR SOCIAL, COMMUNITY AND FAMILY AFFAIRS, THE MINISTER FOR ARTS, HERITAGE, GAELTACHT AND THE ISLANDS, THE MINISTER FOR JUSTICE, EQUALITY AND LAW REFORM, THE MINISTER FOR TOURISM, SPORT AND RECREATION, THE MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, IRELAND AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

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