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The Use of Irish and Ulster Scots in Official Business

The purpose of the Codes of Courtesy are to provide guidance on the use of Irish and Ulster Scots in official business. This guidance complies with the Council of Europe Charter for Regional or Minority languages ("the Charter") and will assist staff in fulfilling our obligations under the Charter.

Codes of Courtesy on the use of Irish in official business (PDF)

Codes of Courtesy on the use of Ulster Scots in official business (PDF)

(Also available in Gaeilge and Ulster Scots)

Code of Courtesy on the use of Irish in official business in Gaeilge (PDF).
To make a call to the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service Irish voicemail service please telephone
(028) 90 412900.

Code of Courtesy on the use of Ulster Scots in official business in Ulster Scots (PDF).
To make a call to the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service Ulster Scots voicemail service please telephone
(028) 90 412907.

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