Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act 1991
Central Authority for purposes of Hague Convention.
8.—(1) The Minister may by order appoint a Central Authority (referred to in this Part as the Central Authority in the State) to discharge the functions under the Hague Convention of a Central Authority.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, unless and until the Minister appoints a Central Authority under this section, the said functions shall be discharged by the Minister and references in this Part to the Central Authority in the State shall be construed, accordingly, as references to the Minister.
(3) The Minister may by order amend or revoke an order under this section (including an order under this subsection).
Power pursuant to section exercised (3.05.1993) by Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act, 1991 (Appointment of Central Authorities) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 121 of 1993).