Student Support Act 2011


Number 4 of 2011


STUDENT SUPPORT ACT 2011

REVISED

Updated to 25 May 2018


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Student Support Act 2011. 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 Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), enacted 24 May 2018, and all statutory instruments up to and including Data Protection Act 2018 (Establishment Day) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 175 of 2018), made 24 May 2018, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 4 of 2011


STUDENT SUPPORT ACT 2011

REVISED

Updated to 25 May 2018


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

Student Support Acts 2011 and 2015 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation ( Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015, s. 11(4)). The Acts in the group are:

Student Support Act 2011 (4/2011)

Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (11/2015), s. 8

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Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked.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 1985, 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

Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018)

Technological Universities Act 2018 (3/2018)

Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (11/2015)

Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 (9/2015)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014)

Education and Training Boards Act 2013 (11/2013)

All Acts up to and including Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), enacted 24 May 2018, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Student Support Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 101 of 2018)

Student Grant Scheme 2018 (S.I. No. 100 of 2018)

Student Support Act 2011 (Prescribed Persons) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 410 of 2017)

Student Support Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 126 of 2017)

Student Support Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 125 of 2017)

Student Support Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 154 of 2016)

Student Grant Scheme 2016 (S.I. No. 153 of 2016)

Student Support Act 2011 (Prescribed Persons) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 139 of 2016)

Student Grant (Amendment) Scheme 2015 (S.I. No. 323 of 2015)

Student Grant Scheme 2015 (S.I. No. 155 of 2015)

Student Support Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 154 of 2015)

Student Support Act 2011 (Prescribed Persons) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 149 of 2015)

Student Grant Scheme 2014 (S.I. No. 201 of 2014)

Student Support Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 200 of 2014)

Student Grant Scheme 2013 (S.I. No. 159 of 2013)

Student Support Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 158 of 2013)

Student Support (Amendment of Second Schedule) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 157 of 2013)

Student Grant Scheme 2012 (S.I. No. 189 of 2012)

Student Support Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 187 of 2012)

Student Support Act 2011 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 163 of 2012)

Student Support Act (Appointment of Awarding Authority) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 161 of 2012)

Student Grant (Amendment) Scheme 2011 (S.I. No. 740 of 2011)

Student Support Act 2011 (Student Grants Appeals Board) (Establishment Day) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 451 of 2011)

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

Student Support (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 381 of 2011)

Student Grant Scheme 2011 (S.I. No. 305 of 2011)

Student Support Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 304 of 2011)

Student Support Act 2011 (Commencement of Certain Provisions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 303 of 2011)

All statutory instruments up to and including Data Protection Act 2018 (Establishment Day) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 175 of 2018), made 24 May 2018, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 4 of 2011


STUDENT SUPPORT ACT 2011

REVISED

Updated to 25 May 2018



Acts Referred to

Adoption Act 2010

2010, No. 21

Adoptive Leave Acts 1995 and 2005

Carer’s Leave Act 2001

2001, No. 19

Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010

2010, No. 24

Companies Acts

Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003

Disability Act 2005

2005, No. 14

European Parliament Elections Act 1997

1997, No. 2

Guardianship of Children Acts 1964 to 1997

Institutes of Technology Act 2006

2006, No. 25

Institutes of Technology Acts 1992 to 2006

Interpretation Act 2005

2005, No. 23

Local Authorities (Higher Education Grants) Act 1968

1968, No. 24

Local Authorities (Higher Education Grants) Act 1978

1978, No. 26

Local Authorities (Higher Education Grants) Act 1992

1992, No. 19

Local Government Act 2001

2001, No. 37

Maternity Protection Acts 1994 and 2004

Medical Practitioners Act 2007

2007, No. 25

Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 2005

Organisation of Working Time Act 1997

1997, No. 20

Parental Leave Acts 1998 and 2006

Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003

2003, No. 29

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) 2001

2001, No. 45

Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999

1999, No. 26

Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2007

Refugee Act 1996

1996, No. 17

Regional Technical Colleges Act 1992

1992, No. 16

Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 and 2001

Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007

Universities Act 1997

1997, No. 24

Vocational Education Act 1930

1930, No. 29


Number 4 of 2011


STUDENT SUPPORT ACT 2011

REVISED

Updated to 25 May 2018


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE MAKING OF GRANTS IN CERTAIN CASES BY AWARDING AUTHORITIES TO ENABLE PERSONS TO ATTEND CERTAIN COURSES OF HIGHER OR FURTHER EDUCATION, TO ESTABLISH AN APPEALS BOARD TO BE KNOWN AS AN BORD ACHOMHAIRC I LEITH DEONTAS MAC LÉINN OR, IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, THE STUDENT GRANTS APPEALS BOARD, TO REPEAL THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES (HIGHER EDUCATION GRANTS) ACTS 1968 TO 1992 AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS.

[2 nd February, 2011]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C1

Functions transferred and references to “Department of Finance” and “Minister for Finance” construed (29.07.2011) by Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011), arts. 2, 3, 5 and sch. 1 part 2, in effect as per art. 1(2).

2. (1) The administration and business in connection with the performance of any functions transferred by this Order are transferred to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

(2) References to the Department of Finance contained in any Act or instrument made thereunder and relating to the administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

3. The functions conferred on the Minister for Finance by or under the provisions of —

(a) the enactments specified in Schedule 1, and

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are transferred to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

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5. References to the Minister for Finance contained in any Act or instrument under an Act and relating to any functions transferred by this Order shall, from the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

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Schedule 1

Enactments

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Part 2

1922 to 2011 Enactments

Number and Year

Short Title

Provision

(1)

(2)

(3)

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No. 4 of 2011

Student Support Act 2011

Sections 7(2), 8(3)(a), 9(1), 10(2)(f), 13(7)(b), 14(1)(e)(ii), 15, 16, 17 and 25(10)

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