Ombudsman (Defence Forces) Act 2004


Number 36 of 2004


OMBUDSMAN (DEFENCE FORCES) ACT 2004

REVISED

Updated to 16 May 2017


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Ombudsman (Defence Forces) Act 2004. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Act 2017 (7/2017), enacted 16 May 2017, and all statutory instruments up to and including Patent (Amendment) Rules 2017 (S.I. No. 206 of 2017), made 19 May 2017, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

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Number 36 of 2004


OMBUDSMAN (DEFENCE FORCES) ACT 2004

REVISED

Updated to 16 May 2017


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

This Act is not collectively cited with any other legislation. However, it deals with the same subject matter as the legislation below.

Defence Acts 1954 to 2015 : this is a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Defence (Amendment) Act 2015, s. 4(2)). The Acts in the collectively cited group are:

Defence Act 1954 (18/1954)

Defence (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1960 (44/1960)

Defence (Amendment) Act 1979 (1/1979)

Defence (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1979 (28/1979)

Defence (Amendment) Act 1987 (8/1987)

Defence (Amendment) Act 1990 (6/1990)

Criminal Law Act 1997 (14/1997), s. 14 and sch. 2

Defence (Amendment) Act 1998 (31/1998)

Defence (Amendment) Act 2006 (20/2006)

Defence (Amendment) Act 2007 (24/2007)

Defence (Amendment) Act 2011 (17/2011)

Defence (Amendment) Act 2015 (24/2015)

Acts previously included in the group but now repealed are:

Defence (Amendment) Act 1960 (22/1960)

Defence (Amendment) Act 1993 (18/1993)

The following legislation also deals with related subject matter:

Courts Martial Appeals Act 1983 (19/1983)

Civil Defence Act 2002 (16/2002)

Defence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 (35/2009)

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1996, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (14/2014)

Defence (Amendment) Act 2007 (24/2007)

All Acts up to and including Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Act 2017 (7/2017), enacted 16 May 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011)

Occupational Pension Schemes (Preservation of Benefits) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 70 of 2009)

Defence Forces Ombudsman (Procedures for Access to Military Installations) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 781 of 2005)

Ombudsman (Defence Forces) Act 2004 (Commencement) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 568 of 2005)

Occupational Pension Schemes (Preservation of Benefits) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 279 of 2002)

All statutory instruments up to and including Patent (Amendment) Rules 2017 (S.I. No. 206 of 2017), made 19 May 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 36 of 2004


OMBUDSMAN (DEFENCE FORCES) ACT 2004

REVISED

Updated to 16 May 2017


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS


Acts Referred to

Civil Service Commissioners Act 1956

1956, No. 45

Civil Service Regulation Act 1956

1956, No. 46

Civil Service Regulations Acts 1956 to 1996

Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act 1993

1993, No. 8

Defence Act 1954

1954, No. 18

Defence (Amendment) Act 1990

1990, No. 6

Defence (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1960

1960, No. 44

European Parliament Elections Act 1997

1997, No. 2

Official Secrets Act 1963

1963, No. 1

Ombudsman Act 1980

1980, No. 26

Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004

2004, No. 7


Number 36 of 2004


OMBUDSMAN (DEFENCE FORCES) ACT 2004

REVISED

Updated to 16 May 2017


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT AND FUNCTIONS OF AN OMBUDSMAN FOR THE DEFENCE FORCES, TO AMEND THE DEFENCE ACT 1954 AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. [10 th November, 2004]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

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Ombudsman for Defence Forces excluded from definition of public bodies in Freedom of Information Act 2014 in so far as it relates to certain records (14.10.2014) by Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014), s. 6 and sch. 1 part 1 para. (ad), commenced as per s. 1(2).