Maternity Protection Act 1994

Repeal of 1981 Act, as amended.

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6. (1) The Maternity Protection of Employees Acts, 1981 and 1991 (which are replaced by the provisions of this Act) are hereby repealed.

(2) The repeal by this Act of the Maternity Protection of Employees Acts, 1981 and 1991 does not affect the construction of any reference in any other Act which defines “ employee” or “ employer” or any other expression by reference to those Acts (or the 1981 Act alone).

(3) In section 37 (4) ( a) of the Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act, 1993 for “the Maternity Protection of Employees Act, 1981” there shall be substituted “ the Maternity Protection Act, 1994 ”.

(4) In so far as any order or regulation made, notification given or other thing done under an enactment repealed by this Act could have been made, given or done under a corresponding provision of this Act, it shall have effect as if so made, given or done.

(5) Where a period of time specified in any enactment repealed by this Act is current at the commencement of this Act, this Act shall have effect as if the corresponding provision thereof had been in force when that period began to run.

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The Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act 1993 was repealed (1.12.2005) by Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act 2005 (26/2005), s. 360 and sch. 7, S.I. No. 923 of 2005. The amendment in subs. (3) above had already been superseded (5.04.1995) by Social Welfare Act 1995 (3/1995), s. 13(1)(d), commenced on enactment.