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Contracting Parties  >   International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights > Ireland 

 
Date
SignatureOctober 1, 1973
RatificationDecember 8, 1989
Entry into forceMarch 8, 1990

Declarations, Reservations etc.

Reservations made upon ratification:
"Article 2, paragraph 2: In the context of Government policy to foster, promote and encourage the use of the Irish language by all appropriate means, Ireland reserves the right to require, or give favourable consideration to, a knowledge of the Irish language for certain occupations.
Article 13, paragraph 2 (a): Ireland recognizes the inalienable right and duty of parents to provide for the education of children, and, while recognizing the State's obligations to provide for free primary education and requiring that children receive a certain minimum education, nevertheless reserves the right to allow parents to provide for the education of their children in their homes provided that these minimum standards are observed."