Transfer of Execution of Sentences Act 2005
5.—(1) The Minister for Foreign Affairs may by order designate for the purposes of this Act—
( a) a country that has ratified, accepted, approved or acceded to the Additional Protocol (including a country that has ratified, accepted, approved or acceded to the Additional Protocol (other than Article 3)),
( b) a country that has ratified or acceded to the Schengen Convention, or
( c) a country other than a country to which paragraph (a) or (b) applies that has given effect under its laws to the provisions of Chapter 5 of Title III of the Schengen Convention or Article 2 of the Additional Protocol,
and a country that for the time being stands so designated is hereafter in this Act referred to as “a designated country”.
(2) The Minister for Foreign Affairs may, by order, amend or revoke an order under this section, including an order under this subsection.
(3) An order under this section shall, as soon as may be after it is made, be laid before each House of the Oireachtas.
Power pursuant to section exercised (27.09.2007) by Transfer of Execution of Sentences Act 2005 (Designated Countries) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 659 of 2007).