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  1. Ireland - General provisions - 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.

  2. Ireland - General provisions - 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.

  3. Ireland - General provisions - 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

  4. Ireland - General provisions - 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.

  5. Ireland - General provisions - 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.

  6. Ireland - General provisions - 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.

  7. Ireland - General provisions - 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.

  8. Ireland - General provisions - 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.

  9. Ireland - General provisions - 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.

  10. Ireland - General provisions - 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.

  11. Ireland - General provisions - 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

  12. Ireland - General provisions - 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.

  13. Ireland - General provisions - 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.

  14. Ireland - General provisions - 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.

  15. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013 (Act No. 35 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-07-30 | IRL-2013-L-95393

    An Act to protect human life during pregnancy; to make provision for reviews at the instigation of a pregnant woman of certain medical opinions given in respect of pregnancy; to provide for an offence of intentional destruction of unborn human life; to amend the Health Act 2007; to repeal sections 58 and 59 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

  16. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) (Amendment) Act 2013 (No. 24 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-07-09 | IRL-2013-L-95391

    Gives effect to certain provisions of EU Directive 2011/36/EU.

  17. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Justice Act 2013 (Act No. 19 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-06-12 | IRL-2013-L-95389

    An Act to amend the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010, to provide for the cessation of mobile communications services where necessary for the aversion of serious threats, and to provide for related matters.

  18. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Justice (Withholding of Information on Offences against Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 (Act No. 24 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-07-18 | IRL-2012-L-95353

    An Act to provide, in connection with the protection of children and certain vulnerable adults, for offences of withholding information relating to the commission of certain arrestable offences (including certain sexual offences) against children, or certain arrestable offences (including certain sexual offences) against such adults, in certain circumstances; to provide for the amendment of section 9 of the Offences Against the State (Amendment) Act 1998; to amend section 16 of the Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation) Act 2012; and to provide for related matters.

  19. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    European Stability Mechanism Act 2012 (Act No. 20 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-07-03 | IRL-2012-L-95349

  20. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    European Communities (Amendment) Act 2012 (Act No. 21 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-07-03 | IRL-2012-L-95350

  21. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2012 (Act No. 17 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-06-08 | IRL-2012-L-95348

  22. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation) Act 2012 (No. 11 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-04-02 | IRL-2012-L-89985

    Provides for the criminal offence of female genital mutilation (FGM) and provisions for the better protection of girls and women against FGM.

    Acts referred to:
    Bail Act 1997 No. 16
    Biological Weapons Act 2011 No. 13
    Children Act 2001 No. 24
    Criminal Justice Act 1993 No. 6
    Criminal Procedure Act 2010 No. 27
    Medical Practitioners Act 2007 No. 25
    Mercantile Marine Act 1955 No. 29
    Nurses Act 1985 No. 18

  23. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Law (Defence and the Dwelling) Act 2011 (No. 35 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-12-19 | IRL-2011-L-89981

    1. Interpretation.
    2. Justifiable use of force, etc.
    3. No obligation to retreat from dwelling.
    4. General defences.
    5. Civil liability.
    6. Amendment of Non-Fatal Offences against the Person Act
    1997.
    7. Expenses.
    8. Short title and commencement.

    Act relating to the liability of a person regarding the use of force by him or her in his or her dwelling or in a dwelling in which he or she is a lawful occupant against a person who enters the dwelling. Amends the Non-Fatal Offences against the Person Act of 1997.

  24. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Justice Act 2011 (No. 22 of 2011). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2011-08-02 | IRL-2011-L-89927

    PART 1 - PRELIMINARY AND GENERAL
    1. Short title and commencement.
    2. Interpretation.
    3. Relevant offences for purposes of this Act.
    4. Orders and regulations.
    5. Repeals.
    6. Expenses.

    PART 2 - DETENTION
    7. Amendment of section 4 of Act of 1984.
    8. Failure to return to Garda Síochána station as required pursuant to section 4 of Act of 1984.
    9. Further amendment of Act of 1984.
    10. Amendment of section 2 of Offences against the State (Amendment) Act 1998.
    11. Amendment of section 72A of Criminal Justice Act 2006.
    12. Amendment of section 3 of Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence) Act 1990.
    13. Amendment of section 5 of Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.
    14. Amendment of section 52 of Criminal Justice Act 2007.

    PART 3 - PROVISIONS RELATING TO DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION
    15. Order to produce documents or provide information.
    16. Privileged legal material.
    17. Concealing facts disclosed by documents.
    18. Presumptions relating to documents.
    19. Withholding information.
    20. Protection for employees from penalisation for disclosing information relating to relevant offences.
    21. Offences, etc.
    22. Liability for offences by bodies corporate.

  25. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Justice (Community Service) (Amendment) Act 2011 (No. 24 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-08-02 | IRL-2011-L-89977

    Amends the Criminal Justice (Community Service) Act, 1983 sections 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 concerning circumstances under which a penalty of community service may be given and the powers of the circuit court and probation officers.

  26. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Communications (Retention of Data) Act 2011 (No. 3 of 2011). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2011-01-26 | IRL-2011-L-89923

    1. Interpretation.
    2. Non-application of Act.
    3. Obligation to retain data.
    4. Data security.
    5. Access to data.
    6. Disclosure request.
    7. Service provider to comply with disclosure request.
    8. Processing for other purpose.
    9. Statistics.
    10. Complaints procedure.
    11. Amendment of section 8 (Review of operation of Act by judge of High Court) of Act of 1993.
    12. Duties of designated judge in relation to this Act.
    13. Repeal.
    14. Short title.

    Implements Directive 2006/24/EC. Repeals Part 7 of the Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) Act 2005.

  27. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2010 (No. 40 of 2010). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2010-12-22 | IRL-2010-L-85923

    Amends the Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006 and the Defence Act 1954.
    Sections:
    1. Definition.
    2. Definition of "patient" in section 1 of Act of 2006.
    3. Minister may designate psychiatric centres as designated centres for certain purposes.
    4. Amendment of section 4 of Act of 2006.
    5. Amendment of section 5 of Act of 2006.
    6. Amendment of section 11 of Act of 2006.
    7. Amendment of section 13 of Act of 2006.
    8. Conditional discharge order.
    9. Amendment of Schedule 2 to Act of 2006.
    10. Amendment of Defence Act 1954.

  28. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Act 2010 (No. 27 of 2010). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2010-07-20 | IRL-2010-L-85926

    An act to amend and extend the Criminal Justice Act 1993; to amend criminal law and procedure in other respects, including making provision for exceptions to the rule against double jeopardy so as to enable the court of criminal appeal to hear and determine applications brought in certain circumstances by the Director of Public Prosecutions to quash certain acquittals and to have persons who are the subject of those applications re-tried, and to provide for an appeal to the supreme court on a point of law from a determination of the court of criminal appeal in respect of such applications; to extend the powers of the Garda Síochána in relation to the investigation of certain offences; to extend the circumstances in which the director of public prosecutions or the attorney general, as may be appropriate, may take an appeal in criminal proceedings; to amend the Criminal Justice (Evidence) Act 1924 and to amend and extend the law relating to evidence in other respects; to amend the Criminal Justice Act 1994, the Courts Act 1991, the Criminal Procedure Act 1967, the Criminal Justice (Legal Aid) Act 1962, the Criminal Justice Act 1951, the Offences Against The State Act 1939 and the Courts Of Justice Act 1924; and to provide for related matters.

  29. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Services (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 38 of 2009). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009-12-09 | IRL-2009-L-85896

    1. Definition.
    2. Amendment of section 1 of Principal Act.
    3. Amendment of section 6 of Principal Act.
    4. Accountability of Director General of An Foras Áiseanna Saothair to Committee of Public Accounts.
    5. Accountability of Director General of An Foras Áiseanna Saothair to other committees of Houses of Oireachtas.
    6. Disclosure of interests.
    7. Protection of persons reporting certain matters.
    8. Amendment of section 13 of Principal Act.
    9. Amendment of Part I of Schedule to Principal Act.
    10. Repeal of Part II of Schedule to Principal Act.
    11. Redress for penalisation contrary to section 13B of Principal Act.
    12. Construction of references to Schedule to Principal Act.
    13. Short title, collective citation, construction and commencement.

  30. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Justice (Surveillance) Act 2009 (No. 19 of 2009). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009-07-12 | IRL-2009-L-85891

    1. Interpretation.
    2. Application of Act.
    3. Surveillance.
    4. Application for authorisation.
    5. Authorisation.
    6. Variation or renewal of authorisation.
    7. Approval for surveillance in cases of urgency.
    8. Tracking devices.
    9. Retention of materials relating to applications and reports.
    10. Restriction of disclosure of existence of authorisations and other documents.
    11. Complaints procedure.
    12. Review of operation of this Act by designated judge.
    13. Confidentiality of information.
    14. Admissibility of evidence.
    15. Disclosure of information.
    16. Regulations.
    17. Amendment of Garda Síochána Act 2005.
    18. Amendment of Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act 1961.
    19. Short title.

  31. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Companies (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 20 of 2009). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2009-07-12 | IRL-2009-L-85892

    An act to remove certain exceptions contained in the companies acts that apply in the cases of companies holding licences under section 9 of the Central Bank Act 1971 (or holding companies of such companies) regarding disclosure of loans to directors and transactions of an analogous nature, to otherwise amend the companies acts in respect of loans by companies (of whatever type) to directors or certain related parties and transactions of an analogous nature and, in particular, to amend section 40 of the Companies Act 1990 concerning criminal liability in that regard, to confer additional powers on the director of corporate enforcement with respect to access to information in the possession of companies, including information kept by them in certain registers or books, or in the possession of third parties, to amend sections 20 and 23 of the Companies Act 1990 in relation to search warrants and procedures to be followed in cases of claims of legal professional privilege, to amend sections 43 and 44 of the Companies (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1999 and to provide for related matters.

  32. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act 2007 (No. 36 of 2007). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-10-25 | IRL-2007-L-77631

    Amends section 22 of the Criminal Procedure Act 1967 following the adoption of the Criminal Justice Act 2007 and the Prisons Act 2007.

  33. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Justice Act 2007 (Act No. 29 of 2007). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-05-09 | IRL-2007-L-77632

    Makes amendments to certain enactments, including the Bail Act 1997, the Criminal Justice Act 1984, the Criminal Justice (Legal Aid) Act 1962, the Offences Against The State (Amendment) Act 1998, the Misuse Of Drugs Act 1977, the Firearms Acts 1925 to 2006, the Garda Si'Ocha'Na Act 2005, the Criminal Justice Act 2006, the Criminal Assets Bureau Act 1996 and the Sea-Fisheries Acts 2003 and 2006. Amends the law in relation to sentencing, makes provision in relation to the administration of cautions by members of the Garda Si'Ocha'na to persons in relation to offences. Provides for additional powers of detention by the Garda Si'Ocha'na of persons suspected of certain offences following arrest or rearrest.

  34. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Carbon Fund Act 2007 (No. 12/2007). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-04-07 | IRL-2007-L-110577

  35. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Prisons Act 2007 (No. 10 of 2007). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-03-31 | IRL-2007-L-77633

    Part 1 - Preliminary and General
    Part 2 - Prisoner Escort Services
    Part 3 - Prison Discipline
    Part 4 - Requirements relating to Construction and Extensions of Prisons
    Part 5 - Inspector of Prisons
    Part 6 - Miscellaneous

    Section 37 amends section 5 of the National Minimum Wage Act 2000 with respect to its non-application to non-commercial activity or work engaged in by prisoners.

  36. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Citizens Information Act 2007 (No. 2 of 2007). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007-02-21 | IRL-2007-L-76702

    An Act to amend the Comhairle Act 2000 to change the name of Comhairle, so that it shall be known, in the English language, as the Citizens Information Board or, in the Irish language, as an Bord Um Fhaisne' Is Do Shaora' Naigh, to amend and extend its functions and, in particular, to confer a function on it to provide, or arrange for the provision of, a personal advocacy service to certain persons with disabilities, to make certain changes to its membership and to provide for related matters.

  37. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Justice Act 2006 (No. 26 of 2006). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2006-07-16 | IRL-2006-L-104425

    PART 1 - Preliminary and General
    PART 2 - Investigation of Offences
    PART 3 - Admissibility of Certain Witness Statements
    PART 4 - Appeals in Certain Criminal Proceedings
    PART 5 - Amendment of Firearms Acts
    PART 6 - Amendment of Explosives Act 1875
    PART 7 - Organised Crime
    PART 8 - Misuse of Drugs
    PART 9 - Obligations of Drug Trafficking Offenders to Notify Certain Information
    PART 10 - Sentencing
    PART 11 - Civil Proceedings in Relation to Anti-Social Behaviour
    PART 12 - Amendment of Children Act 2001
    PART 13 - Anti-Social Behaviour by Children
    PART 14 - Criminal Law Codification Advisory Committee
    PART 15 - Miscellaneous

    SCHEDULE 1 - Increase of Certain Penalties under Firearms Acts 1925 to 2000
    SCHEDULE 2 - Increase in Certain Penalties under Explosives Act 1875
    SCHEDULE 3 - Offences for the purposes of restriction on movement orders
    SCHEDULE 4 - Minor and Consequential Amendments of Children Act 2001

  38. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Industrial Relations (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2004 (No. 4 of 2004). - Act No. 4 of 2004 Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-03-09 | IRL-2004-L-68130

    Makes miscellaneous amendments to Industrial Relations Act. Seeks to promote harmonious relations between workers and employees. Inter alia provides for dispute settlement and prohibition of victimisation. Also amends Protection of Employees (Employers' Insolvency) Act, 1984.

    In so far as it relates to the Industrial Relations Acts 1946 to 2001, this Act and those Acts shall be construed together as one and may be cited together as the Industrial Relations Acts 1946 to 2004.

  39. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    European Convention on Human Rights Act, 2003 (No. 20 of 2003). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2003-06-30 | IRL-2003-L-70996

    Gives further effect, subject to the Irish Constitution, to certain provisions of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (Rome November 4th 1950) as well as certain of its Protocols. It also amends the Human Rights Commission Act 2000.

  40. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Sex Offenders Act, 2001 (No. 18 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2001-06-30 | IRL-2001-L-59518

    Comprehensive legislation on sexual offences. Part 2 provides for obligations of sex offenders to notify certain information; Part 3 regulates sex offenders orders. Part 4 deals with provision of information for employment purposes, and Part 5 with post-release supervision of sex offenders.

  41. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act, 2001 (No. 15 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2001-06-05 | IRL-2001-L-59513

    Amends and extends Irish Nationality and Citizenship Acts 1965 to 1994. Makes provision for acquisition of Irish citizenship by birth, by descent and on marriage. Also deals with calculation of period of residence in relation to application for naturalisation, registry of births abroad, and some related matters.

  42. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Justice (United Nations Convention Against Torture) Act, 2000 (No. 11 of 2000).

    Adoption: 2000-07-14 | IRL-2000-L-57302

    Gives effect to the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 December 1984. Makes amendments to the Defence Act 1954, the Extradition Act 1965, the Criminal Procedure Act 1967, the Extradition (Amendment) Act 1994, and the Bail Act 1997.

  43. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Electronic Commerce Act, 2000 (No. 27 of 2000).

    Adoption: 2000-07-10 | IRL-2000-L-57298

    Provides for the legal recognition of electronic contracts, electronic writing, electronic signatures and original information in electronic form in relation to commercial and non-commercial transactions and dealings, as well as for some related matters. Section 18 regulates retention and production of documents.

  44. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Comhairle Act, 2000 (No. 1 of 2000). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2000-03-02 | IRL-2000-L-76701

    An Act to provide for the establishment of a new body to be known as Comhairle and to define its functions, and to provide for the repeal of the National Social Service Board Act, 1984, and to provide for connected matters.

  45. Ireland - General provisions - Constitution

    Nineteenth Amendment of the Constitution Act, 1998.

    Adoption: 1998-06-03 | IRL-1998-C-53833

    Amends the Constitution so as to adhere to the British-Irish Agreement of 10 April 1998, done in Belfast.

  46. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1998 (No. 4 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-03-31 | IRL-1998-L-53832

    Amends the Electoral Act, 1997 with regard to the disclosure of donations for political purposes and the regulation of expenditure at elections by political parties.

  47. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Referendum Act 1998 (No. 1 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-02-26 | IRL-1998-L-53831

    Provides for the establishment of Referendum Commissions which are to disseminate information about the issues at stake in a referendum.

  48. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Courts (No. 2) Act, 1997 (No. 43 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-12-18 | IRL-1997-L-48511

    Amends the Courts and Court Officers Act, 1995 and the Law Reform Commission Act, 1975. Increases the number of ordinary judges of the High Court to 24 and provides for periods of appointment of judges of the Supreme Court, High Court, circuit court and district court as the presiding judges of each of these courts. Amends the order of precedence of judges of the Supreme Court and High Court.

  49. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Law Act, 1997 (No. 14 of 1997). - Acts

    Adoption: 1997-04-22 | Date of entry into force: 1997-07-22 | IRL-1997-L-46849

    Section 3 abolishes the distinction between a misdemeanor and a felony. Sets forth definitions of and penalties for certain offences, including concealing or aiding an offence. S. 11 abolishes penal servitude, hard labour, and prison divisions; s. 12 abolishes corporal punishment.

  50. Ireland - General provisions - Law, Act

    Freedom of Information Act, 1997 (No. 13 of 1997). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1997-04-21 | Date of entry into force: 1998-04-21 | IRL-1997-L-46835

    Provides access to the public to information in the possession of public bodies and institutions. The Act shall not apply to personnel records of public bodies. The Act further allows heads of public bodies to review public access to records if such access would jeopardize national security, law enforcement, or commercial interests. Creates the post of an Information Commissioner, who shall review decisions relating to access to information.

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