The Placenames Committee

The term of office of the Placenames Commission came to an end on 11 October 2012. As part of the Public Service Reform Plan, the Government decided that the Commission would be replaced by an expert committee, operating pro bono, whose work would be conducted primarily online. On 19 September 2013, the Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht announced the nomination of a Placenames Committee.

A new Placenames Committee was appointed on 11 January 2020. The primary responsibility of the Placenames Committee is to advise the Minister for the Gaeltacht in relation to the Placenames of Ireland as defined in section 31 of the Official Languages Act, 2003.

List of legal instruments that implement the Official Languages Act 2003.

Members of the Placenames Committee