International Protection Act 2015

1.

Short title and commencement

1.         (1) This Act may be cited as the International Protection Act 2015.

(2) This Act comes into operation on such day or days as the Minister may, by order or orders, appoint 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) An order under subsection (2) may, in respect of the repeal of the Act specified in section 6(1) effected by that section, appoint different days for the repeal of different provisions of that Act.

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

E1

Power pursuant to subs. (2) exercised (16.04.2018) by International Protection Act 2015 (Section 6(2)(j)) (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 119 of 2018).

2. The 16th day of April 2018 is appointed as the day on which section 6(2)(j) of the International Protection Act 2015 (No. 66 of 2015) comes into operation.

E2

Power pursuant to subs. (2) exercised (22.12.2016 and 31.12.2016) by Protection Act 2015 (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016).

3. The 22nd day of December 2016 is appointed as the day on which the following provisions of the Act of 2015 come into operation:

(a) section 2 (insofar as it is not already in operation);

(b) section 3;

(c) section 15(5) (insofar as it relates to prescribing a form);

(d) section 17(2) (insofar as it relates to prescribing information);

(e) section 20(1) (insofar as it relates to prescribing places of detention);

(f) section 48(7);

(g) section 48(8);

(h) section 49(10);

(i) section 51(5);

(j) section 55(3);

(k) section 55(4);

(l) section 61(2).

4. The 31st day of December 2016 is appointed as the day on which the Act of 2015 (other than paragraphs (b), (f), (i), (j), (l), (m), and (p) of section 6(2)), insofar as it is not already in operation, comes into operation.

E3

Power pursuant to subs. (2) exercised (10.03.2016) by International Protection Act 2015 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 133 of 2016).

2. The 10th day of March 2016 is appointed as the day on which the following provisions of the International Protection Act 2015 (No. 66 of 2015) come into operation:

(a) section 78;

(b) section 80;

(c) section 81.

E4

Power pursuant to section exercised (11.01.2016) by International Protection Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 26 of 2016).

2. The 11th day of January 2016 is appointed as the day on which the following provisions of the International Protection Act 2015 (No. 66 of 2015) come into operation.

(a) section 1;

(b) section 2, insofar as it relates to the repeal referred to in paragraph (c);

(c) section 6(1), insofar as it relates to the repeal of section 7A of the Refugee Act 1996 (No. 17 of 1996).