Civil Registration Act 2004

Temporary authorisation to solemnise marriage.


57.—(1) An tArd-Chláraitheoir may, on application in writing to him or her by F180[a religious body or a secular body, grant to a member of the religious body or the secular body] named in the application who is aged 18 years or more a temporary authorisation to solemnise—

(a) one or more marriages specified in the authorisation, or

(b) marriages during a specified period so specified.

(2) An application under subsection (1) shall be in such form and contain such particulars as an tArd-Chláraitheoir may determine.

F181[(2A) An application under subsection (1) made by a secular body shall be accompanied by a certificate

(a) in such form and containing such particulars as may be determined by an tArd-Chláraitheoir, and

(b) signed by an officer of the secular body concerned stating that the member in relation to whom the application is made has been selected, trained and accredited by the secular body in accordance with the procedures referred to in section 45A(1)(e) and is, in the opinion of the said officer, a fit and proper person to solemnise a marriage.

(2B) A religious body or a secular body that has made an application under subsection (1) shall, in relation to that application, provide an tArd-Chláraitheoir with such additional information as he or she may request within such period as may be specified in the request.]

(3) An authorisation under this section may be made subject to such conditions as are specified therein.




Substituted (23.01.2013) by Civil Registration (Amendment) Act 2012 (48/2012), s. 9(a), S.I. No. 16 of 2013.


Inserted (23.01.2013) by Civil Registration (Amendment) Act 2012 (48/2012), s. 9(b), S.I. No. 16 of 2013.