Civil Registration Act 2004

Registers.

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13.—(1) There shall be established, where appropriate, and maintained by an tArd-Chláraitheoir—

( a) a register of all births occurring in the State or to which section 26 or 27 applies (which shall be known, and is referred to in this Act, as the register of births),

( b) a register of all stillbirths occurring in the State (which shall be known, and is referred to in this Act, as the register of stillbirths),

( c) F44 [ ]

( d) a register of all deaths occurring in the State or to which section 38 or 39 applies (which shall be known, and is referred to in this Act as the register of deaths),

( e) a register of all marriages taking place in the State (which shall be known, and is referred to in this Act, as the register of marriages),

( f) a register of all decrees of divorce (which shall be known, and is referred to in this Act, as the register of F45 [ decrees of divorce), ]

F46 [ ( g ) a register of all decrees of nullity of marriage (which shall be known, and is referred to in this Act, as the register of decrees of nullity of marriage),

( h ) a register of all civil partnership registrations taking place in the State (which shall be known, and is referred to in this Act, as the register of civil partnerships),

( i ) a register of all decrees of dissolution (which shall be known, and is referred to in this Act, as the register of decrees of F47 [ dissolution), ]

( j ) a register of all decrees of nullity of civil partnerships (which shall be known, and is referred to in this Act, as the register of decrees of nullity of civil F48 [ partnerships), and ] ]

F49 [ ( k ) a register of gender recognition (which shall be known, and is referred to in this Act, as the register of gender recognition). ]

F50 [ ( l ) a register of all presumed deaths where a presumption of death order has been made under section 5 of the Act of 2019 (which shall be known, and is referred to in this Act as the register of presumed deaths), ]

(2) A register formerly maintained under the repealed enactments shall be deemed, for the purposes of subsection (1) and the other provisions of this Act, to be part of the appropriate register.

(3) A register may be maintained in any legible form or in any other form that is capable of being converted into a legible form and of being used to make a legible copy or reproduction of an entry in the register.

(4) Evidence of an entry in a register F51 [ , other than the register of gender recognition, ] and of the facts stated therein may be given by the production of a document purporting to be a legible copy of the entry and to be certified to be a true copy by an tArd-Chláraitheoir, a person authorised in that behalf by an tArd-Chláraitheoir, a Superintendent Registrar, an authorised officer or a registrar.

(5) F44 [ ]

(6) An tArd-Chláraitheoir may give a direction in writing to a registrar (within the meaning of section 17 ) or other person who holds a marriage register book provided under the repealed enactments to deliver the book or a copy of it to an authority specified in the direction not later than 28 days from the date of the direction.

(7) In subsections (2) to (4), “register” means a register maintained under subsection (1).

Annotations:

Amendments:

F44

Deleted (1.11.2010) by Adoption Act 2010 (21/2010), s. 159(c), S.I. No. 511 of 2010.

F45

Substituted (1.01.2011) by Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 (24/2010), s. 9(a), S.I. No. 648 of 2010.

F46

Substituted and inserted (1.01.2011) by Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 (24/2010), s. 9(b), S.I. No. 648 of 2010.

F47

Substituted (4.09.2015) by Gender Recognition Act 2015 (25/2015), s. 26(a)(i), S.I. No. 369 of 2015.

F48

Substituted (4.09.2015) by Gender Recognition Act 2015 (25/2015), s. 26(a)(ii), S.I. No. 369 of 2015.

F49

Inserted (4.09.2015) by Gender Recognition Act 2015 (25/2015), s. 26(a)(iii), S.I. No. 369 of 2015.

F50

Inserted (1.11.2019) by Civil Law (Presumption of Death) Act 2019 (23/2019), s. 14, S.I. No. 579 of 2019.

F51

Inserted (4.09.2015) by Gender Recognition Act 2015 (25/2015), s. 26(b), S.I. No. 369 of 2015.