Civil Registration Act 2004

Evidence of births, stillbirths and deaths.

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68.—(1) An entry in the register of births, the register of stillbirths or the register of deaths shall not be evidence of the birth, stillbirth or death unless—

( a) the entry purports to be signed by the person who gave the required particulars in relation to the birth, stillbirth or death, as the case may be, to the registrar concerned,

( b) that person was a person who, at the time of the making of the entry, was required by this Act or the repealed enactments to give particulars in relation to the event concerned to a registrar, and

( c) the entry was made in accordance with the relevant provisions of this Act or the repealed enactments.

(2) Paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (1) do not apply to—

( a) an entry in the register of births made pursuant to section 3 of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1972 , or

( b) an entry in the register of deaths made pursuant to that section or section 41 .

(3) Where a birth, stillbirth or death is registered more than 12 months from the date of its occurrence, the relevant entry in the register of births, the register of stillbirths or the register of deaths, as the case may be, shall not be evidence of the occurrence unless it purports to have been made with the authority of an tArd-Chláraitheoir or an authorised officer of F238 [ the Executive ].

Annotations:

Amendments:

F238

Substituted (1.01.2005) by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), s. 75 and sch. 6 part 26 item 27, S.I. No. 887 of 2004.

F239

Inserted by Civil Registration (Amendment) Act 2014 (34/2014), s. 31, not commenced as of date of revision.

Modifications (not altering text):

C47

Prospective affecting provision: subs. (2A) inserted by Civil Registration (Amendment) Act 2014 (34/2014), s. 31, not commenced as of date of revision.

F239 [ (2A) Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) does not apply to

(a) an entry in the register of births where subsection (5A) of section 19 , subsection (5A) of section 22 , subsection (6A) of section 23 or subsection (6) of section 23A applies, or

(b) an entry in the register of deaths where subsection (3A) of section 37 applies. ]