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  1. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Parent's Leave and Benefit Act 2019 (No. 35 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-10-24 | IRL-2020-L-110569

    An Act to entitle certain employees who are relevant parents in relation to a child to employment leave for the purposes of enabling them to provide, or assist in the provision of, care to the child; to entitle certain employees who are surviving parents in relation to a child to employment leave on the death of a relevant parent; to provide for the payment of parent’s benefit to certain persons and, for that purpose, to amend the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 ; for those purposes to provide for the consequential amendment of certain other enactments; and to provide for related matters.

  2. Ireland - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Minimum Wage Order (No. 2) 2020 (S.I. No. 427/2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-10-13 | IRL-2020-R-110573

    This Order sets the national minimum hourly rate of pay, with effect from 1 January 2021, at €10.20, and the board and lodging rates as follows;

    Lodgings: €24.10 per week, or €3.45 per day.

    Board: €0.91 per hour worked.

  3. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Social Welfare (Covid-19) (Amendment) Act 2020 (No. 12 of 2020). - Legislation online

    Adoption: 2020-08-05 | IRL-2020-L-110568

    An Act to amend and extend the Social Welfare Acts; to provide for a new benefit to mitigate the adverse economic effects of the spread of the disease known as Covid-19; to provide for the attribution of paid social insurance contributions in respect of payments arising directly from the economic impacts of that disease; and to provide for related matters.

  4. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Financial Provisions (Covid-19) (No. 2) Act 2020 (No. 8 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-08-01 | IRL-2020-L-110566

    An Act to provide for the imposition, repeal, remission, alteration and regulation of taxation; to otherwise make further provision in connection with finance; to amend Part 7 of the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 and otherwise make provision for supports to employers; and to provide for related matters.

  5. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Financial Provisions (Covid-19) Act 2020 (No. 4 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-07-17 | IRL-2020-L-110567

    1. Definitions
    2. Application of section 8
    3. SURE Guarantee may be entered into by State
    4. Payments out of Central Fund related to SURE Guarantee
    5. Payment into Exchequer related to SURE Guarantee
    6. Reporting in relation to demands under SURE Guarantee
    7. Contribution Agreement and Fund Guarantee may be entered into by State
    8. Payments out of Central Fund related to Contribution Agreement and Fund Guarantee
    9. Payment into Exchequer related to Contribution Agreement and Fund Guarantee
    10. Amendment of section 5 of Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland Act 2014
    11. Provision with respect to Third Protocol to General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe
    12. Short title and commencement

  6. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 (No. 2 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-03-27 | IRL-2020-L-110565

    An Act, to make exceptional provision, in the public interest and having regard to the manifest and grave risk to human life and public health posed by the spread of the disease known as Covid-19 and in order to mitigate, where practicable, the effect of the spread of that disease and to mitigate the adverse economic consequences resulting, or likely to result from the spread of that disease and to mitigate its impact on the administration of vital public service functions; to make provision in relation to the operation of certain provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 during the period of 3 months following the enactment of this Act and such further period (if any) as may be specified by order of the Government; to amend the Planning and Development Act 2000 to provide, in certain circumstances, for the disregard of a certain period in the calculation of time limits referred to in that Act and in certain other enactments; to provide for the registration of certain health and social care professionals to fulfil the need for medical resources to alleviate the risk from Covid-19 to human life and public health and for those and related purposes to amend the Dentists Act 1985 , the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 , the Pharmacy Act 2007 , the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 , and the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011 ; to make provision, due to the exigencies of the public health emergency posed by the spread of Covid-19, for certain amendments and modifications to the provisions of the Mental Health Act 2001 relating to the carrying out of reviews under section 18 of that Act; to amend the Defence Act 1954 to enable the re-enlistment of formerly enlisted persons; to enable the provision of a temporary wage subsidy to certain employees; to make provision in relation to the operation of certain provisions of the Redundancy Payments Act 1967 for a certain period following the enactment of this Act and such further period (if any) as may be specified by order of the Government and, for that purpose, to amend the Redundancy Payments Act 1967 ; to make provision allowing for the modified operation of certain aspects of the civil registration system, if required, for a limited period and such further period (if any) as may be specified by order of the Government, including by way of allowing certain persons to provide particulars to a registrar in writing rather than by appearing in person, and by allowing the staff of an tArd-Chláraitheoir to perform the functions of certain registrars in circumstances where the civil registration system is not available or able to perform its statutory functions as it ordinarily would be, and for those purposes, to amend the Civil Registration Act 2004 ; and to provide for related matters.

  7. Ireland - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Minimum Wage Order 2020 (S.I. No. 8/2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-01-17 | IRL-2020-R-110572

    This Order sets the national minimum hourly rate of pay from 1 February 2020 at €10.10, and the board and lodging rates as follows;

    • Lodgings: €23.86 per week, or €3.42 per day.

    • Board: €0.90 per hour worked.

  8. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Social Welfare (No. 2) Act 2019 (No. 48 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-12-24 | IRL-2019-L-110571

    An Act to amend and extend the Social Welfare Acts; to amend the National Minimum Wage Act 2000 and the National Training Fund Act 2000; and to provide for related matters.

  9. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Social Welfare Act 2019 (No. 34 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-10-24 | IRL-2019-L-110570

    An Act to amend and extend the Social Welfare Acts; to amend the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997; and to provide for related matters.

  10. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Citizens' Assemblies Act 2019 (Act No. 25 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-07-23 | IRL-2019-L-108840

    An Act to provide for the access and use of information contained in the register of electors established under the Electoral Act 1992 for the purpose of selecting citizens of Ireland to be members of certain citizens’ assemblies; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

  11. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2019 (No. 21 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-07-09 | IRL-2019-L-108842

    An Act to amend the Industrial Relations Act 1990 in order to provide for the application of certain provisions of the Industrial Relations Acts 1946 to 2015 to certain members of the Garda Síochána; and to provide for related matters.

  12. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 (Act 11 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-05-28 | IRL-2019-L-108843

  13. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2019 (Act No. 8 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-03-17 | IRL-2019-L-108844

    An Act to make provision for certain matters consequent on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from membership of the European Union, and—

    A. in the event of that withdrawal occurring without an agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union setting out the arrangements for such withdrawal, to make exceptional provision, in the public interest and having regard to the Common Travel Area between the State and the United Kingdom, to reduce the possibility of a serious disturbance in the economy of the State and in the sound functioning of a number of markets, sectors and fields in the State as a result of withdrawal and to mitigate, where practicable, the effects of such a disturbance should it occur in those circumstances, and

    B. in the event of that withdrawal occurring in circumstances where there is an agreement (setting out the arrangements for such withdrawal) between the United Kingdom and the European Union under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, to adapt references in enactments to a Member State of the European Union so that those references include or continue to include, in so far as is necessary to give effect to the terms of such agreement, references to the United Kingdom,

    and, for those purposes, to amend certain enactments;

    And to amend the Immigration Act 1999 , the Immigration Act 2003 and the Immigration Act 2004 to make further provision in relation to the entry into, and removal from, the State of persons;

    And to provide for related matters.

  14. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Data Sharing and Governance Act 2019 (Act No. 5 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-03-04 | IRL-2019-L-108841

    An Act to provide for the regulation of the sharing of information, including personal data, between public bodies; to provide for the regulation of the management of information by public bodies; to provide for the establishment of base registries; to provide for the collection of public service information; to establish the Data Governance Board; to amend the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 ; to amend the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 ; to amend the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2011 ; to amend the National Shared Services Office Act 2017 ; and to provide for related matters.

  15. Ireland - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Minimum Wage (Prescription of percentages of hourly rates of pay) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 72/2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-02-26 | IRL-2019-R-110574

    This Order sets the percentages of the national minimum hourly rate of pay in relation to specific categories of employees from 4 March 2019.

    Subject to sections 17 , 18 and 41 of the National Minimum Wage Act 2000 , an employee to whom regulation 2 of this order relates shall be remunerated by his or her employer in respect of the employee’s working hours in any pay reference period, at an hourly rate of pay that on average is not less than the percentages stated in that regulation.

  16. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Act 2018 (No. 39 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-12-26 | IRL-2018-L-108835

    An Act to raise the age at which certain public servants are required to retire; to confer power on the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform to raise that age by order; for those purposes to amend the Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 and certain other enactments; to amend section 29 of the Public Service Pay and Pensions Act 2017 ; and to provide for related matters.

  17. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 (Act 38 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-12-25 | IRL-2018-L-108827

    Bill entitled an Act to provide for a requirement that employers provide employees with certain terms of employment within a certain period after commencing employment; to impose sanctions for certain offences; to further provide for a minimum payment due to employees in certain circumstances; to prohibit contracts specifying zero as the contract hours in certain circumstances and to provide for the introduction of banded contract hours; to further provide for prohibition of penalisation and for those purposes to amend the Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994 and the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997; to amend the Workplace Relations Act 2015; and to provide for related matters.

  18. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Act 2018 (No. 37 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-12-24 | IRL-2018-L-108839

    An Act to amend and extend the Social Welfare Acts; to amend and extend the Pensions Act 1990 ; to amend the Civil Registration Act 2004 ; to amend the National Training Fund Act 2000 ; and to provide for related matters.

  19. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018 (No. 31 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-12-20 | IRL-2018-L-108834

    An Act to provide for and regulate termination of pregnancy; to make provision for reviews at the instigation of a pregnant woman, or a person on her behalf, of certain medical opinions given in respect of pregnancy; to make available without charge certain services to women for the purpose of termination of pregnancy in accordance with this Act and, for that purpose, to amend the Health Act 1970 and certain other enactments; to provide for offences in respect of the intentional ending of the life of a foetus otherwise than in accordance with this Act; to amend the Bail Act 1997 ; to repeal the Regulation of Information (Services outside the State for Termination of Pregnancies) Act 1995 , the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 and provisions of certain other enactments; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

  20. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Fossil Fuel Divestment Act 2018 (Act 29 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-12-17 | IRL-2018-L-108826

    An Act to impose certain prohibitions and restrictions with respect to the investment by the National Treasury Management Agency of assets of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund in fossil fuel undertakings and, in particular, to require that Agency to endeavour to ensure that such assets are not directly invested in such an undertaking (and, where it becomes aware that an undertaking in which such assets have been so invested by it is, or has become, a fossil fuel undertaking, to divest the assets of that fund from such investment); to make provision for a restriction on such investment when the investment is of an indirect nature (as defined hereafter); to provide for a certain exception to the prohibition on investment of assets of that fund in such an undertaking where the investment is consistent with the national transition objective (as defined hereafter), the implementation of the State’s climate change objectives and Government policy; for those purposes to amend the National Treasury Management Agency (Amendment) Act 2014; and to provide for related matters.

  21. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Children's Health Act 2018 (No. 27 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-11-20 | IRL-2018-L-108831

    An Act to provide for the enhancement of children’s health services and for that purpose to establish a body to be known as Children’s Health Ireland to plan and deliver paediatric services; to provide for the transfer of employees, land, property, rights and liabilities of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin to Children’s Health Ireland; to provide for the transfer of employees, property, rights and liabilities of the Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street to Children’s Health Ireland; to provide for the transfer of certain employees, property, rights and liabilities of the Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, incorporating the National Children’s Hospital to Children’s Health Ireland; to provide for the transfer of certain employees, property, rights and liabilities of the Health Service Executive to Children’s Health Ireland; to provide for an additional function of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board and to transfer certain property, rights and liabilities of that Board to Children’s Health Ireland and to provide for the dissolution of that Board; and to provide for related matters.

  22. Ireland - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Minimum Wage Order 2018 (S.I. No. 402/2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-10-04 | IRL-2018-R-110575

    This Order sets the national minimum hourly rate of pay from 1 January 2019 at €9.80, and the board and lodging rates as follows;

    Lodgings: €23.15 per week, or €3.32 per day.

    Board: €0.87 per hour worked.

  23. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Children and Family Relationships (Amendment) Act 2018 (Act 20 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-07-20 | IRL-2018-L-108830

  24. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Data Protection Act 2018 (No. 7 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-05-24 | IRL-2018-L-108832

    An Act to establish a body to be known as An Coimisiún um Chosaint Sonraí or, in the English language, the Data Protection Commission; to give further effect to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 20161 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation); to give effect to Directive (EU) 2016/680 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 20162 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Council Framework Decision 2008/977/JHA; to give further effect to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data done at Strasbourg on the 28th day of January 1981 and for those and other purposes to amend the Data Protection Act 1988 ; to provide for the consequential amendment of certain other enactments; and to provide for related matters.

  25. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Domestic Violence Act 2018 (No. 6 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-05-06 | IRL-2018-L-108833

    An Act to consolidate the law on domestic violence; to provide for emergency barring orders in certain circumstances; to provide for evidence to be given through television link in certain proceedings; to provide for the right of an applicant to be accompanied in certain proceedings; to provide for the obtaining of the views of a child in certain proceedings; to provide for the giving of information on support services to victims of domestic violence; to provide for the making of recommendations for engagement with certain services by respondents; to provide for restrictions on those present in court during certain proceedings; to prohibit the publication or broadcast of certain matters; to provide for an offence of forced marriage; to repeal provisions for exemption, in certain cases, from minimum age requirements for marriage; for those and other purposes to repeal the Domestic Violence Act 1996 and the Domestic Violence (Amendment) Act 2002 and to provide for the consequential amendment of certain other enactments; and to provide for related matters

  26. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Public Service Superannuation (Amendment) Act 2018 (No. 2 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-02-28 | IRL-2018-L-108838

  27. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Social Welfare Act 2017 (Act 38 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-23 | IRL-2017-L-108828

    Act to amend and extend the Social Welfare Acts; the Maternity Protection Act 1994; the National Training Fund Act 2000; and to provide for related matters

  28. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Public Service Pay and Pensions Act 2017 (No. 34 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-16 | IRL-2017-L-108836

    An Act, in the public interest, to provide for—

    (A) a further restoration, that is a restoration further to that provided in consequence of legislation enacted in 2015, of the remuneration of certain persons in the public service that had been the subject of a reduction effected by legislation enacted in 2009, 2011 or 2013, and for that purpose to repeal or amend certain of the foregoing legislation;
    (B) an increase in the amount of pension or other benefits, other than lump sums, (being the amount of pension or other benefits at the level at which they stand fixed, before the passing of this Act, in consequence of legislation enacted in 2010, 2013 or 2015) payable to or in respect of certain persons who were in the public service under an occupational pension scheme or arrangement (by whatever name called) and for that purpose to amend certain of the foregoing legislation;
    (C) the repeal of the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2009;
    (D) the payment of an additional superannuation contribution by certain persons in the public service who are members of a public service pension scheme;
    (E) the regulation of certain fees and other payments in respect of services rendered to or on behalf of the State;

  29. Ireland - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Minimum Wage Order 2017 (S.I. No. 440/2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-10-11 | IRL-2017-R-110576

    This Order sets the national minimum hourly rate of pay from 1 January 2018 at €9.55, and the board and lodging rates as follows;

    Lodgings: €22.56 per week, or €3.24 per day.

    Board: €0.85 per hour worked.

  30. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017 (No. 2 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-02-22 | IRL-2017-L-104426

    An Act to give effect to Directive No. 2011/93/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 20111 on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA, for that purpose to amend certain enactments; to amend the Punishment of Incest Act 1908 ; to amend the Criminal Evidence Act 1992 ; to repeal certain provisions of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1993 ; to repeal the Criminal Law (Incest Proceedings) Act 1995 ; to amend the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2006 ; to provide for offences relating to sexual acts with protected persons and relating to payment for sexual activity with prostitutes, offensive conduct of a sexual nature and harassment of victims of sexual offences; and to provide for related matters.

  31. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Social Welfare Act 2016 (No. 15 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-19 | IRL-2016-L-104428

    An Act to amend and extend the Social Welfare Acts; and to provide for related matters. The Social Welfare Acts and this Act shall be construed together as one Act.

  32. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (No. 11 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-07-27 | IRL-2016-L-104427

    An Act to entitle certain employees who are relevant parents in relation to a child to employment leave for the purposes of enabling the employee to provide, or assist in the provision of, care to the child or to provide support to the relevant adopting parent or mother of the child, as the case may be, or both; to entitle a surviving parent to employment leave on the death of a relevant parent; to extend the protection against unfair dismissals conferred by the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977; to provide for the payment of paternity benefit to certain persons and, for that purpose, to amend the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005; and to provide for related matters.

  33. Ireland - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Action plan for the health sector response to HIV in the WHO European Region (2016-2021). - HIV Action Plan

    Adoption: 2016 | INT-2016-M-111785

  34. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2015 (Act 47 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-12-16 | IRL-2015-L-108829

  35. Ireland - - Constitution

    Thirty-fourth Amendment of the Constitution (Marriage Equality) Act 2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-08-29 | IRL-2015-C-101461

    Amends the Constitution to allow for same sex marriages.

  36. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Gender Recognition Act 2015 (No. 25 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-07-22 | IRL-2015-L-101384

    An Act to recognise change of gender; to provide for gender recognition certificates; to amend the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956 , the Civil Registration Act 2004 , the Passports Act 2008 and the Adoption Act 2010 ; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

  37. Ireland - - Law, Act

    National Minimum Wage (Low Pay Commission) Act 2015 (No. 22 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-07-15 | IRL-2015-L-101383

    An Act to amend the National Minimum Wage Act 2000 to provide for the establishment of a body to be known in the Irish language as An Coimisiún um Pá Íseal or in the English language as the Low Pay Commission to advise on setting a national minimum wage; to make provision for the purposes of the operation of the Workplace Relations Act 2015 and, for that purpose, to amend that enactment and certain other enactments; and to provide for related matters.


    Acts Referred to:
    Companies Act 1990 (No. 33)
    Companies Act 2014 (No. 38)
    Companies Acts
    Employment Equality Act 1998 (No. 21)
    Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2011
    Equal Status Act 2000 (No. 8)
    Equal Status Acts 2000 to 2012
    European Parliament Elections Act 1997 (No. 2)
    Freedom of Information Act 2014 (No. 30)
    Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2012 (No. 32)
    Industrial Relations Act 1946 (No. 26)
    Industrial Relations Acts 1946 to 2012
    National Minimum Wage Act 2000 (No. 5)
    National Minimum Wage Acts 2000 and 2015
    Pensions Acts 1990 to 2014
    Protection of Employees (Employers' Insolvency) Act 1984 (No. 21)
    Redundancy Payments Act 1967 (No. 21)
    Terms of Employment (Information) Act 1994 (No. 5)
    Unfair Dismissals (Amendment) Act 1993 (No. 22)
    Unfair Dismissals Act 1977 (No. 10)

  38. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Workplace Relations Act 2015 (No. 16 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-05-20 | IRL-2015-L-101382

    An Act to make provision as respects the resolution, mediation and adjudication of disputes and complaints relating to contraventions of, or entitlements under, certain enactments governing the employment relationship between employers and employees; for that purpose, to provide for the establishment of a body to be known as the Workplace Relations Commission; to provide for the dissolution of the Labour Relations Commission and the transfer of its functions to the aforementioned body; to provide for the dissolution of the Employment Appeals Tribunal and the transfer of its first instance functions to the aforementioned body and its appellate functions to the Labour Court; to provide for the transfer of the functions of the Director of the Equality Tribunal to the aforementioned body; to provide for the repeal of certain enactments; to provide for the amendment of certain enactments; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

  39. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (No. 12 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-05-06 | IRL-2015-L-101381

    Act to amend and extend the Social Welfare Acts, to amend the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 and the Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003 ; and to provide for related matters.

    Acts Referred to:
    Employment Agency Act 1971 (No. 27)
    Local Authorities (Higher Education Grants) Act 1968 (No. 24)
    Local Authorities (Higher Education Grants) Act 1992 (No. 19)
    Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003 (No. 46)
    Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011 (No. 40)
    Protection of Employees (Temporary Agency Work) Act 2012 (No. 13)
    Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008 (No. 22)
    Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2010 (No. 28)
    Social Welfare Act 2012 (No. 43)
    Social Welfare Acts
    Social Welfare and Pensions (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 (No. 20)
    Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (No. 8)
    Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2010 (No. 37)
    Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2011 (No. 9)
    Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2013 (No. 38)
    Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2014 (No. 16)
    Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 (No. 26)
    Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (No. 5)
    Student Support Act 2011 (No. 4)
    Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 (No. 39)
    Vocational Education Act 1930 (No. 29)

  40. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (No. 11 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-05-05 | IRL-2015-L-101380

    An Act to enable an education provider to describe itself in certain circumstances as a university; to amend the Universities Act 1997 ; to amend the Education Act 1998 ; to amend the Student Support Act 2011 and to provide for related matters.

  41. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Children and Family Relationships Act, 2015 (No. 9 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-04-06 | IRL-2015-L-101379

    An Act to provide for certain matters relating to donor-assisted human reproduction and the parentage of children born as a result of donor-assisted human reproduction procedures; to provide for the establishment and maintenance of a register to be known as the National Donor-Conceived Person Register; to amend and extend the law relating to the guardianship and custody of, and access to, children and for those purposes to amend the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 ; to extend the category of persons who may be liable for the maintenance of children and for that purpose to amend the Family Law (Maintenance of Spouses and Children) Act 1976, and for that and other purposes to amend the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 ; to provide for the use in certain circumstances of DNA testing to determine parentage and for that and other purposes to amend the Status of Children Act 1987 ; to amend the Family Law Act 1995 ; to amend the category of persons who may adopt children and for that and other purposes to amend the Adoption Act 2010 ; to make consequential amendments to the Succession Act 1965 , the Civil Registration Act 2004 and other enactments; and to provide for related matters.

  42. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Redress for Women Resident in Certain Institutions Act 2015 (No. 8 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-03-18 | IRL-2015-L-101378

    An Act to make provision for the making available without charge of certain health services to certain women who were admitted to and worked in certain institutions; to provide that those women shall not be required to pay charges for acute in-patient services and, for those purposes, to amend the Health Act 1970 ; to amend the Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act 2009 ; and to provide for related matters.

  43. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Social Welfare and Pensions (No. 2) Act 2014 (No. 41 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-12-25 | IRL-2014-L-98337

    An Act to amend the Social Welfare Acts; to amend the Pensions Act 1990; and to provide for related matters.

  44. Ireland - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Protection of Young Persons (Employment)(Exclusion of Workers in the Fishing and Shipping Sectors) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 357/2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-08-01 | IRL-2014-R-98414

    The Regulations revoke and replace S.I. No. 1 of 1997 - the Protection of Young Persons (Employment) (Exclusion of Workers in the Fishing or Shipping Sectors) Regulations 1997. The 1997 Regulations had permitted certain exemptions for young persons (i.e. 16 and 17-year olds) in both the Fishing and Shipping sectors from certain working hours rules and night-time working rules contained in the Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act 1996 . The new Regulations continue most of the exemptions contained in the 1997 Regulations but do not continue the exemption from the rules on night time working for young persons in the shipping sector. Separate provisions in relation to exemptions from night-time working rules for young persons in the shipping sector, where training programmes are involved, are contained in S.I. No. 245 of 2014 made by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport in line with the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006.

  45. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014 (No. 25 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-07-27 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2014-10-08 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2015-01-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2014-11-01 | IRL-2014-L-98334

    An Act to provide for the establishment of a body to be known as Coimisiún na hÉireann um Chearta an Duine agus Comhionannas or, in the English language, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission; to provide for the dissolution of the Human Rights Commission and the Equality Authority and the transfer of their functions to that body; to provide for the conferral of other functions on the said body; to provide that the said body is the body designated for the purposes of Directive 2014/54/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on measures facilitating the exercise of rights conferred on workers in the context of freedom of movement for workers; to amend the Employment Equality Act 1998, the Equal Status Act 2000 and the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003; to repeal the Human Rights Commission Act 2000 ; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

  46. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Employment Permits (Amendment) Act 2014 (No. 26 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-07-27 | IRL-2014-L-98335

    An Act to amend the Employment Permits Act 2003 , to provide a defence to a foreign national in certain proceedings under that Act, to provide for civil proceedings to recompense certain foreign nationals for work done or services rendered in certain circumstances; to amend and extend the Employment Permits Act 2006; to make further provision for the grant of employment permits; to amend the Illegal Immigrants (Trafficking) Act 2000 ; to amend the Immigration Act 2004 ; to amend the Aliens Order 1946; to amend the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997; and to provide for related matters.

  47. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Radiological Protection (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 (Act No. 20 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-07-23 | IRL-2014-L-98319

    An Act to provide for the dissolution of the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland and the transfer of all its functions, assets, liabilities and staff to the Environmental Protection Agency; to give effect to the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material done at Vienna on 8 July 2005; to amend the Radiological Protection Act 1991 , the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 and certain other enactments; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

  48. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2014 (No. 16 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-07-17 | IRL-2014-L-98318

    An Act to give further effect to Directive 2010/41/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 July 2010 on the application of the principle of equal treatment between men and women engaged in an activity in a self-employed capacity and for those and other purposes to amend the Social Welfare Acts; to amend the Pensions Act 1990 and to provide for related matters.

  49. Ireland - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    European Communities (Merchant Shipping) (Organisation of Working Time) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 245/2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-06-10 | IRL-2014-R-98415

    These Regulations:
    (a) implement the provisions of Council Directive 2009/13/EC implementing the Agreement concluded by the European Community Shipowners¿ Associations (ECSA) and the European Transport Workers¿ Federation (ETF) on the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, and amending Directive 1999/63/EC;
    (b) give further effect to Council Directive 1999/63/EC concerning the Agreement on the organisation of working time of seafarers concluded by the European Community Shipowners¿Association (ECSA) and the Federation of Transport Workers¿ Unions in the European Union (FST); and
    (c) implement certain provisions of Article 15 of Directive 2008/106/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the minimum level of training of seafarers (as amended by Directive 2012/35/EU).
    These Regulations amend the European Communities (Merchant Shipping) (Organisation of Working Time) Regulations 2003.
    These Regulations provide seafarers with an entitlement to specified minimum hours of rest, require records to be kept of seafarers¿ daily hours of rest and provide for the enforcement of the Regulations. They also provide for a minimum age for seafarers working on ships to which the Regulations apply, set out the conditions under which seafarers under the age of 18 may work at night, and provide for annual leave entitlements for seafarers, as set out in the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 and in Council Directive 2009/13/EC.

  50. Ireland - - Law, Act

    Social Welfare and Pensions (No. 2) Act 2013 (No. 49 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-12-25 | IRL-2013-L-95397

    An Act to amend and extend the Social Welfare Acts; to amend and extend the Pensions Act 1990; to make additional provision for the discharge of the liabilities in the winding up of certain occupational pension schemes and to provide for the discharge of liabilities of such schemes where employers are insolvent on or before the date of the wind up of such schemes; to provide for the payment, in certain circumstances, by the Minister for Finance of moneys to secure the discharge of certain liabilities in respect of certain occupational pension schemes that are being wound up where certain employers are insolvent on or before the date of the wind up of such schemes; to make additional provision for the restructuring of certain occupational pension schemes and for that purpose to provide for the reduction in the benefits being paid to certain persons under such schemes; and to provide for related matters.

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