FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1997

Citation and commencement.

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1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Freedom of Information Act, 1997.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), this Act shall come into operation on the day that is one year after the date of its passing.

(3) Subparagraph (3) of paragraph 1 of the First Schedule shall come into operation on such day not later than 18 months after the passing of this Act as the Minister may appoint by order with the consent of the Minister for the Environment and subparagraph (4) of that paragraph shall come into operation on such day not later than 18 months after the passing of this Act as the Minister may appoint by order with the consent of the Minister for Health.

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Power pursuant to subs. (3) exercised (21.10.1998) by Freedom of Information Act, 1997 (Local Authority and Health Board) (Commencement) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 397 of 1998).

2. The 21st day of October, 1998 is hereby appointed to be the day on which subparagraphs (3) and (4) of paragraph 1 of the First Schedule to the Freedom of Information Act, 1997 (No. 13 of 1997), shall come into operation.