Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010

PART 1

Preliminary and General

1.

Short title, commencement and collective citation.

1.— (1) This Act may be cited as the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010.

(2) This Act, other than Part 3, shall come into operation on the day or days that the Minister may appoint by order either generally or with reference to a particular purpose or provision and different days may be so appointed for different purposes or different provisions.

(3) Part 3 shall come into operation on the day or days that the Minister may, after consulting with the Minister for Social Protection, appoint by order either generally or with reference to a particular purpose or provision.

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Power pursuant to section exercised (23.12.2010 and 1.01.2011) by Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 (Commencement) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 648 of 2010).

3. (1) Subject to paragraph (2), the Act shall come into operation on the 1st day of January 2011.

(2) Section 5, and so much of the other provisions of the Act as are necessary for the purposes of giving effect to section 5, shall come into operation on the 23rd day of December 2010.