Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020

2.

Commencement and operation

2. (1) The amendments effected by sections 4 , 5 and 6 shall be deemed to have come into operation on the 9th day of March 2020.

(2) The amendments effected by sections 7 and 8 shall be deemed to have come into operation on the 13th day of March 2020.

(3) The amendments effected by—

(a) Part 2, subject to subsection (4), continue in operation until the 9th day of May 2020, and

F1[(b) Part 3, continue in operation for the period beginning on the 10th day of February 2022 and ending on the later of—

(i) the 31st day of March 2022, or

(ii) the date that is specified in a resolution passed by each House of the Oireachtas under subsection (6).]

(4) The Government, at the request of the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection following consultation with any other Minister of the Government as he or she considers appropriate having regard to the functions of that Minister of the Government, may where they are satisfied that it is in the public interest to do so, from time to time, by order declare that all or any of the amendments effected by Part 2 shall continue in operation for such period or periods as may be specified in the order concerned.

(5) An order under subsection (4) shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the order is passed by either such House within the next 21 days on which that House sits after the order is laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.

F1[(6) Each House of the Oireachtas may, before the 31st day of March 2022, pass a resolution to continue in operation the amendments effected by Part 3 for such period, not exceeding 3 months, that ends on a date specified in the resolution.]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F1

Substituted (10.02.2022) by Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 2021 (46/2021), s. 1(a), (b), commenced as per s. 5(2).

Editorial Notes:

E1

Power pursuant to subs. (4) exercised (9.02.2022 to 30.06.2022) by Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020 (Continuation of Sections 4, 5 and 6 of Part 2) Order 2022 (S.I. No. 47 of 2022), in effect as per art. 2.

E2

Power pursuant to subs. (4) exercised (1.07.2021 to 8.02.2022) by Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020 (Continuation of Sections 4, 5 and 6 of Part 2) Order 2021 (S.I. No. 325 of 2021), in effect as per art. 2.

E3

Previous affecting provision: subs. (3)(b), (6) substituted (10.06.2021) by Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) Act 2021 (12/2021), s. 1(a), (b), commenced as per s. 5(2); substituted as per F-note above.

E4

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to subs. (4) exercised (1.04.2021 to 30.06.2021) by Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020 (Continuation of Part 2) Order 2021 (S.I. No. 133 of 2021), in effect as per art. 2.

E5

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to subs. (4) exercised (1.01.2021 to 31.03.3031) by Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020 (Continuation of Sections 7 and 8 of Part 2) (No. 2) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 740 of 2020), in effect as per art. 2.

E6

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to subs. (4) exercised (18.09.2020 to 31.12.2020) by Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020 (Continuation of Sections 7 and 8 of Part 2) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 350 of 2020), in effect as per art. 2.

E7

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to subs. (4) exercised (11.08.2020 to 17.09.2020, 31.03.2021, ) by Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020 (Continuation of Part 2) (No. 3) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 285 of 2020), in effect as per arts. 3, 4.

E8

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to subs. (4) exercised (20.06.2020 to 20.08.2020) by Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020 (Continuation of Part 2) (No. 2) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 207 of 2020), art. 2.

E9

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to subs. (4) exercised (9.05.2020 to 19.06.2020) by Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020 (Continuation of Part 2) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 155 of 2020), in effect as per art. 2.