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.