Irish Sign Language Act 2017

Report of operation of Act

10. (1) The Minister shall, not later than 3 years after the date on which this Act is enacted and every 5 years thereafter require a report to be prepared on the operation of this Act.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), a report under this section shall include an assessment of—

(a) whether any amendments to the scope and contents of this Act are necessary or desirable,

(b) whether additional provisions need to be made in relation to supports for a child within the school system whose primary language is Irish Sign Language, and

(c) the qualifications for the minimum level of Irish Sign Language competency for persons who are teaching a child whose primary language is Irish Sign Language.

(3) The Minister shall ensure that persons or organisations that are representative of the interests of the members of the deaf community are consulted on the matters to be considered in a report prepared under this section.

(4) The Minister shall cause a copy of a report prepared under this section to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas.