Child Care Act 1991

PART I

Preliminary

Short title and commencement.

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1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Child Care Act, 1991.

(2) This Act shall come into operation on such day or days as, by order or orders made by the Minister under this section, may be fixed either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision, and different days may be so fixed for different purposes and different provisions.

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

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Power pursuant to section exercised (23.09.2004) by Child Care Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 2004 (S.I. No. 547 of 2004). In relation to para. (2) below, Children Act 1908 was repealed (23.07.2007) by Children Act 2001 (24/2001), s. 5, S.I. No. 524 of 2007, and Adoption Act 1952 was repealed (1.11.2010) by Adoption Act 2010 (21/2010), s. 7 and sch. 1 pt. 1, S.I. No. 511 of 2010.

2. (1) The 23rd day of September 2004 is fixed as the day on which Section 79 of, and the schedule to, the Child Care Act 1991 (No. 17 of 1991) come into operation, in so far as they relate to the unrepealed provisions specified in the third column of the Schedule thereto, of the enactments specified in the second column of that Schedule.

(2) In paragraph (1) of this Article, “unrepealed provisions” does not include section 119 of the Children Act 1908 (8 Edw. 7, c.67) and section 31 (2) of the Adoption Act 1952 (No. 25 of 1952).

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Power pursuant to section exercised (18.12.1996) by Child Care Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 1996 (S.I. No. 399 of 1996).

2. Sections 49 to 65 and section 67 of the Child Care Act, 1991 shall come into operation on the 18th day of December, 1996.

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Power pursuant to section exercised (31.10.1995) by Child Care Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 258 of 1995).

2. Section 4, subsections (3) and (4) of section 6, sections 12 to 48, sections 68 and 70 and sections 75 to 78 of the Child Care Act, 1991 shall come into operation on the 31st day of October, 1995.

3. With effect from the 31st day of October, 1995 the enactments specified in the Schedule are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column.

SCHEDULE

ENACTMENTS REPEALED

Session and Chapter or Number and Year

Short Title

Extent of Repeal

4 Edw. 7, c. 15.

Prevention of Cruelty to Children Act, 1904.

The whole Act.

8 Edw. 7, c. 67.

Children Act, 1908.

Sections 20 to 25,

Sections 34, 36 and 38 (1),

Sections 58 (1), (5), (6), (7) and (8),

Section 59,

Section 74 (11),

Sections 118, 122 and 126.

3 & 4 Geo. 5, c. 7.

Children (Employment Abroad) Act, 1913.

The whole Act.

No. 12 of 1941.

Children Act, 1941.

Section 10 (1).

No. 26 of 1953.

Health Act, 1953.

Sections 55 and 56.

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Power pursuant to section exercised (1.12.1992) by Child Care Act 1991 (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 1992 (S.I. No. 349 of 1992).

2. Sections 3, 7 and 8 of the Child Care Act, 1991 shall come into operation on the 1st day of December, 1992.

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Power pursuant to section exercised (1.10.1992) by Child Care Act 1991 (Commencement) (No. 2) Act 1992 (S.I. No. 264 of 1992).

2. Section 5, subsections (1), (2) and (5) of section 6, and sections 11, 69, 72 and 73 of the Child Care Act, 1991 shall come into operation on the 1st day of October 1992.

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Power pursuant to section exercised (1.06.1992) by Child Care Act 1991 Commencement Order 1992 (S.I. No. 123 of 1992).

2. Sections 9, 10 and 66 of the Child Care Act, 1991 shall come into operation on the 1st day of June, 1992.

3. Section 79 of, and the Schedule to, the Child Care Act, 1991 shall, for the purpose of effecting the repeal of section 65 (2) of the Health Act, 1953 (No. 26 of 1953), come into operation on the 1st day of June, 1992.

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Power pursuant to section exercised (1.12.1991) by Child Care Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 292 of 1991).

2. Part I and Sections 71 and 74 of the Child Care Act, 1991 shall come into operation on the 1st day of December, 1991.