International Protection Act 2015

69.

Transitional provisions relating to declarations and permissions under repealed enactments

69.      (1) A declaration given to a person under section 17 of the Act of 1996 that is in force immediately before the date on which this subsection comes into operation shall be deemed to be a refugee declaration given to the person under this Act and the provisions of this Act shall apply accordingly.

(2) A permission to reside in the State granted under Regulation 23(1) of the Regulations of 2013, or deemed under Regulation 31 of those Regulations to have been granted, to a person, that is in force immediately before the date on which this subsection comes into operation, shall, for the duration of its unexpired term, be deemed to be a permission given to the person under section 54(1) and the provisions of this Act shall apply accordingly.

(3) A permission to enter and reside in the State granted to a person under section 18 of the Act of 1996 that is in force immediately before the date on which this subsection comes into operation shall be deemed to be a permission given to the person under section 56 and the provisions of this Act shall apply accordingly.

(4) A subsidiary protection declaration given under Regulation 20 of the Regulation of 2013, or deemed under Regulation 31(1) of those Regulations to have been granted, to a person, that is in force immediately before the date on which this subsection comes into operation shall be deemed to be a subsidiary protection declaration given to the person under this Act and the provisions of this Act shall apply accordingly.

(5) A permission to enter and reside in the State granted under Regulation 25 of the Regulations of 2013, or deemed under Regulation 31(4) of those Regulations to have been granted to a person, that is in force immediately before the date on which this subsection comes into operation shall be deemed to be a permission given to the person under section 56 and the provisions of this Act shall apply accordingly.

(6) A permission to reside in the State granted to a person under Regulation 26 of the Regulations of 2013 that is in force immediately before the date on which this subsection comes into operation shall be deemed to be a permission given to the person under section 57 and the provisions of this Act shall apply accordingly.

(7) A permission to reside in the State granted under Regulation 23 of the Regulations of 2013, or deemed under those Regulations to have been granted, to a person referred to in subsection (4), (5) or (6), that is in force immediately before the date on which this subsection comes into operation shall, for the duration of its unexpired term, be deemed to be a permission given to the person under section 54 and the provisions of this Act shall apply accordingly.