Freedom of Information Act 2014

3.

Regulations and orders

3. (1) The Minister may—

(a) by regulations provide, subject to this Act, for any matter referred to in this Act as prescribed or to be prescribed, and

(b) in addition to any other power conferred on him or her to make regulations, make regulations generally for the purposes of, and for the purpose of giving full effect to, this Act.

(2) Orders or regulations under this Act may contain such incidental, supplementary and consequential provisions as appear to the Minister to be necessary or expedient for the purposes of the order or regulations.

(3) Subject to sections 6 and 7 , every order or regulation under this Act shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the regulation or order is passed by either such House within the next 21 days on which that House has sat after the regulation or order is laid before it, the regulation or order shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

E2

Power pursuant to section exercised (17.02.2017) by Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Sections 9(6), 10(6) and 37(8)) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 53 of 2017).

E3

Power pursuant to section exercised (8.08.2016) by Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Section 34(6)(b)) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 452 of 2016).

E4

Power pursuant to section exercised (24.06.2016) by Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Amendment of Schedule 3) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 330 of 2016).

E5

Power pursuant to section exercised (27.04.2016) by Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Section 37(8)) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 218 of 2016).

E6

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.11.2014) by Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 531 of 2014).

E7

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (10.11.2016) by Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Sections 9(6), 10(6) and 37(8)) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 558 of 2016); revoked (17.02.2017) by Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Sections 9(6), 10(6) and 37(8)) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 53 of 2017), reg. 3(1), subject to transitional provision in para. (2).

E8

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (16.10.2014) by Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 484 of 2014), in effect as per reg. 1(2); revoked (19.11.2015) by Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Fees) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 531 of 2014), reg. 7.