12. Education and Skills

Updated to 16 January 2020 (Act no. 53 of 2019 and S.I. No. 14 of 2020)

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12.1. Primary and Post-Primary Education

12.1.1. General

Education 51/1998
Education 9/2007
Education 14/2012
Education 11/2015
Education 14/2018
Education
  • none
41 & 42 Vict., c. 66
Education
  • none
4 & 5 Geo. 5, c. 20

12.1.2. Education Welfare and Attendance

Education/Children 1 22/2000
1 See S.I. No. 214 of 2011 and S.I. No. 215 of 2011.

12.1.3. Special Educational Needs

Education 30/2004

12.1.4. Teaching Council

Education 8/2001
Education
  • none
2/2006
Education 31/2015
2 Repealed Intermediate Education (Ireland) Act 1914. S.I. No. 33 of 1992 is obsolete on repeal of its enabling provision and dissolution of the Registration Council by Teaching Council Act 2001, ss. 48 and 49, and should be revoked.

12.1.5. Teachers Pensions and Superannuation

Education 32/1928
Education
  • none
28/1990
Education 42 & 43 Vict., c. 74
3 This Act and its related secondary legislation appear to be obsolete. Its application was restricted and replaced by National School Teachers' Superannuation Scheme 1934 (S.I. No. 23 of 1934), art. 6, made under Teachers' Superannuation Act 1928 (32/1928).

12.1.6. Education and Training Boards 4

4 Education and Training Boards Act 2013 (11/2013) renamed Vocational Education Committees as Education and Training Boards.
Education 11/2013
Education 23/2001
5

Repealed Vocational Education Act 1930 (29/1930), Vocational Education (Amendment) Act 1936 (50/1936), Vocational Education (Amendment) Act 1944 (9/1944), Vocational Education (Amendment) Act 1947 (1/1947), Vocational Education (Amendment) Act 1950 (33/1950), Vocational Education (Amendment) Act 1953 (37/1953), Vocational Education (Amendment) Act 1962 (28/1962), Vocational Education (Amendment) Act 1970 (15/1970). The annual " Vocational Education (Grants for Annual Schemes of Committees) Regulations" made under the 1930 Act are spent and should be revoked: S.I. Nos. 104 of 1933, 200 of 1934, 655 of 1935, 295 of 1936, 271 of 1937, 265 of 1938, 171 of 1939, 105 of 1940, 341 of 1941, 270 of 1942, 256 of 1943, 173 of 1944, 152 of 1945, 113 of 1946, 121 of 1947, 156 of 1948, 95 of 1949, 117 of 1950, 155 of 1951, 240 of 1952, 207 of 1953, 139 of 1954, 210 of 1955, 159 of 1956, 227 of 1957, 199 of 1958, 218 of 1959, 211 of 1960, 189 of 1961, 170 of 1962, 219 of 1963, 228 of 1964, 5 of 1966, 66 of 1966, 55 of 1967, 53 of 1968, 43 of 1969, 58 of 1970, 120 of 1971, 89 of 1972, 90 of 1973, 87 of 1974, 375 of 1974, 328 of 1975, 313 of 1976, 392 of 1977, 380 of 1978, 412 of 1979, 403 of 1980, 434 of 1981, 372 of 1982, 397 of 1983, 364 of 1984, 431 of 1985, 453 of 1986, 350 of 1987, 363 of 1988, 352 of 1989, 328 of 1990, 355 of 1991, 443 of 1992, 418 of 1993, 464 of 1994, 384 of 1995, 428 of 1996, 58 of 1998, 228 of 1999, 172 of 2000, 279 of 2001, 330 of 2002, 681 of 2003, 911 of 2005, 912 of 2005.

The existing vocational education areas are replaced by 16 Education and Training Board areas and S.I. Nos. 88 to 92 of 1997 are obsolete and should be revoked. Miscellaneous other SIs which are spent should also be revoked:

Under the 1930 Act generally: S.I. Nos. 118 of 1938, 318 of 1953.

Under the 1930 Act, s. 4(2), (3): S.I. Nos. 366 of 1934, 74 of 1949

Under the 1930 Act, s. 8(6): S.I. Nos. 924 of 2004, 260 of 2005

Under the 1930 Act, ss. 44, 46: S.R.& O. No. 153 of 1945

Under the 1930 Act, s. 50(2): S.I. No. 209 of 1965

Under the 1930 Act, s. 53: S.I. Nos. 69 of 1932, 104 of 1933, 200 of 1934, 655 of 1935, 295 of 1936, 271 of 1937, 265 of 1938, 171 of 1939, 105 of 1940, 341 of 1941, 270 of 1942, 256 of 1943, 173 of 1944, 152 of 1945, 113 of 1946, 121 of 1947, 156 of 1948, 95 of 1949, 117 of 1950, 155 of 1951, 240 of 1952, 207 of 1953, 139 of 1954, 210 of 1955, 159 of 1956, 227 of 1957, 199 of 1958, 228 of 1964

Under the 1930 Act, s. 54: S.I. No. 104 of 1948Under the 1930 Act, s. 60 and 125: S.I. Nos. 86 of 1930, 28 of 1938, 29 of 1938, 33 of 1938, 12 of 1938, 360 of 1946, 234 of 1964, 23 of 1973, 20 of 1978

Under the 1930 Act, s. 100(2): S.I. Nos. 88 of 1997, 89 of 1997, 90 of 1997, 91 of 1997, 92 of 1997,Under the 1930 Act, s. 103(1): S.I. Nos. 85 of 1933, 252 of 1934, 320 of 1934, 675 of 1935, 250 of 1937, 173 of 1938, 372 of 1953

Under the 1930 Act, s. 108: S.I. Nos. 214 of 1970Under the 1930 Act, s. 109: S.I. Nos. 386 of 1939, 135 of 1948, 8 of 1955 (provides for its own cessation under reg. 5(3)), 203 of 1958 (provides for its own cessation under reg. 5(3)), 61 of 1960, 275 of 1961, 44 of 1963 (provides for its own cessation under reg. 4(3)), 39 of 1965 (provides for its own cessation under reg. 4(3)), 287 of 1966 (provides for its own cessation under reg. 5(3)), 46 of 1968 (provides for its own cessation under reg. 4(3)), 73 of 1973, 342 of 1973

Under the 1944 Act: S.I. Nos. 37 of 1947, 56 of 1958, 708 of 2006

Under the 1947 Act, s. 6(4): S.I. Nos. 114 of 1963, 226 of 1964, 3 of 1969, 313 of 1972, 284 of 1976, 23 of 1978, 133 of 1981, 60 of 1984, 171 of 1998, 234 of 1990, 382 of 2004

Under the Local Government (Dublin) Act 1993: S.I. No. 205 of 1996

This is not necessarily a comprehensive list of spent/obsolete SIs related to the Vocational Education Acts, and further searches may reveal others.

6 Only s. 36 remains in force.
7 Obsolete because the provisions it commences have been repealed, it should be revoked.
8 Ibid.
9 Ibid.
10 Ibid.

12.2. Third Level and Higher Education Regulation

12.2.1. Higher Education Authority

Education 22/1971

12.2.2. Qualifications and Quality Assurance Authority of Ireland

Education 28/2012
Education 32/2019
11 Repealed Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999 (26/1999). Two SIs ceased to have effect on repeal of their enabling provision (26/1999, s. 1(2)), and should be revoked: S.I. Nos. 57 and 418 of 2001.
12 The enabling provision is Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999 (26/1999), s. 31(5). On repeal of the 1999 Act, Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 (28/2012), s. 84(18) provided for the recognition of charters recognised under the previous s. 31 to be recognised under s. 82 of the 2012 Act.

12.3. Institute for Advanced Studies

Education 13/1940
Education
  • none
2/1967

12.4. Institutes of Technology

12.4.1. General

Education 25/2006
Education 16/1992
Education
  • none
29/1994
Education 20/1999
13 County Dublin Vocational Education Committee (Membership) Regulations 1999, S.I. No. 207 of 1999, made under this Act appears to be spent on repeal of Vocational Education legislation by Education and Training Boards Act 2013 (11.2013), s. 4 and sch. 1 part 1, and should be revoked.

12.4.2. Dublin Institute of Technology

12.5. National College of Art and Design

Education 28/1971

12.6. Universities

12.6.1. General

Education 24/1997
Education
  • none
30/1940

12.6.2. Dublin City University

Education 15/1989

12.6.3. National University of Ireland

Education
  • none
26/1969
Education 35/1929
Education
  • none
27/1934
Education
  • none
16/1960
Education
  • none
1/2006
14 This SI appears to be obsolete and should be revoked.
15 Ibid.

12.6.4. Technological Universities

Education 3/2018

12.6.5. University of Limerick

Education 14/1989
Education 16/1991

12.7. Educational Exchange, Grants and Investment 16

16 The Education (Amendment) Act 2012 (14/2012), s. 11, repealed the Scientific and Technological Education (Investment) Fund Act 1997 (46/1997) and the Scientific and Technological Education (Investment) Fund (Amendment) Act 1998 (53/1998), as the fund had been fully spent.
Foreign 24/1957
Foreign 12/1991
Education
  • none
50/1998
Education 3/2010
Education 4/2011
17

In accordance with s. 18, the fund was wound up and the board was dissolved by Educational Exchange (Ireland and the United States of America) Act 1991 (12/1991), s. 6(1).  This Act appears to be obsolete and should be repealed.

18 The Student Support Act 2011 (4/2011), s. 6 and sch. 1, repealed Local Authorities (Higher Education Grants) Act 1968 (24/1968), Local Authorities (Higher Education Grants) Act 1978 (26/1978) and Local Authorities (Higher Education Grants) Act 1992 (19/1992), subject to transitional provisions.
19 This SI applies to the academic year 2016/2017.