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Interpretation Act, 1937

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Number 38 of 1937.


INTERPRETATION ACT, 1937.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Commencement.

3.

Definitions.

4.

Application to certain Acts of the Oireachtas of Saorstát Eireann.

5.

Non-application of the Interpretation Act, 1923.

PART II

Form, Citation, and Operation of Acts of the Oireachtas

6.

Form of Acts of the Oireachtas.

7.

Citation of Acts of the Oireachtas.

8.

Date of passing of Acts of the Oireachtas.

9.

Commencement of Acts and instruments.

10.

Exercise of statutory powers before commencement of the Act.

PART III

Meaning and Construction of Particular Words and Expressions

11.

Certain general rules of construction.

12.

Interpretation of the expressions and words in the Schedule.

13.

Construction of certain statutory instruments.

14.

Offences under two or more laws.

PART IV

Statutory Powers and Duties

15.

Construction and exercise of statutory powers.

16.

Construction and performance of statutory duties.

17.

Rules of Court.

18.

Service by post.

PART V

Effect of Repeals and Revocations

19.

Date of operation of repeals and revocations.

20.

Construction of references to repealed statutes and revoked instruments.

21.

Operation of repeals, cessers, and terminations of statutes.

22.

Operation of revocations, cessers and terminations of statutory instruments.

SCHEDULE


Act Referred to

Interpretation Act, 1923

No. 46 of 1923

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Number 38 of 1937.


INTERPRETATION ACT, 1937.


AN ACT TO MAKE, FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE CONSTITUTION OF IRELAND LATELY ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE, DIVERS PROVISIONS IN RELATION TO THE FORM, OPERATION, AND INTERPRETATION OF ACTS OF THE OIREACHTAS AND OF INSTRUMENTS MADE UNDER SUCH ACTS. [8th December, 1937.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS OF SAORSTÁT EIREANN AS FOLLOWS:—