Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020

1.

Short title, commencement and operation

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020.

(2) (a) Part 3 shall come into operation on such day as the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government may by order appoint.

(b) Part 5 shall come into operation on the 30th day of March 2020.

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

(d) The amendments effected by Part 9 shall be deemed to have come into operation on the 13th day of March 2020.

F1 [ (3) The amendments to, and other modifications of, the Mental Health Act 2001 effected by Part 5 continue in operation for the period beginning on the 10th day of June 2021 and ending on the later of—

(a) the 9th day of November 2021, or

(b) the date that is specified in a resolution passed by each House of the Oireachtas under subsection (4) . ]

F2 [ (4) Each House of the Oireachtas may, before the 9th day of November 2021, pass a resolution to continue in operation the amendments to, and other modifications of, the Mental Health Act 2001 effected by Part 5 for such period, not exceeding 3 months, that ends on a date specified in the resolution.

(5) For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby declared that, on and from the 9th day of November 2021 or such later date as is specified in a resolution passed by each House of the Oireachtas under subsection (4) , the Mental Health Act 2001 shall apply and have effect as it applied and had effect immediately before the coming into operation of Part 5 but subject to any amendments made by any other Act of the Oireachtas after such coming into operation. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F1

Substituted (10.06.2021) by Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) Act 2021 (12/2021), s. 2, commenced as per s. 5(2).

F2

Inserted (10.06.2021) by Health and Criminal Justice (Covid-19) (Amendment) Act 2021 (12/2021), s. 2, commenced as per s. 5(2).

Editorial Notes:

E1

Power pursuant to subs. (2)(a) exercised (29.03.2020) by Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 (Part 3) (Commencement) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 100 of 2020).

2. The day on which this Order is made is appointed to be the day on which Part 3 of the  Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 (No. 2 of 2020) shall come into operation.