The regulations governing Stationery include:

  • Notepaper
  • Compliment slips
  • Fax cover sheets
  • File covers & other folders
  • Labels
  • Envelopes


Text in the Irish language:

  • Shall appear first
  • Shall not be less prominent, visible or legible
  • Lettering shall not be smaller in size
  • Shall communicate the same information
  • Shall not be abbreviated unless a word in English is abbreviated


This Regulation shall not:

  • during the period beginning 1 March 2009 and ending on 1 March 2011, apply to stationery that, immediately before the first-mentioned date, was in the possession of the public body concerned, or
  • apply to stationery used by an implementation body for corresponding with persons outside the State.


These regulations come into effect on the following dates:

  • 1 March 2009:  New stationery
  • 1 March 2011: For stationery already in the public body’s possession on 1 March 2009
  • 1 March 2013: For stationery requiring a computer programme change to provide the stationery in Irish


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