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Standard Time Act, 1968

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Number 23 of 1968


STANDARD TIME ACT, 1968


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Standard time.

2.

Short title, commencement and repeals.

SCHEDULE

Enactments Repealed


Act Referred to

Summer Time Act, 1925

1925, No. 8.

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Number 23 of 1968


STANDARD TIME ACT, 1968


AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE TIME FOR GENERAL PURPOSES AT ONE HOUR IN ADVANCE OF GREENWICH MEAN TIME THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. [15th July, 1968.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—

Standard time.

1.(1) The time for general purposes in the State (to be known as standard time) shall be one hour in advance of Greenwich mean time throughout the year, and any reference in any enactment or any legal document (whether passed or made before or after the passing of this Act) to a specified point of time shall be construed accordingly unless it is otherwise expressly provided.

(2) Any enactment expressed to operate or apply during a period of summer time shall be construed as operating or applying during the period prescribed as the period of summer time by the Summer Time Act, 1925 , and the Summer Time Order, 1926, that is to say, the period beginning at three o'clock in the morning of the day next following the third Saturday in the month of April or, if that day is Easter Day, beginning at that hour of the day next following the second Saturday in the month of April and, in either case, ending at that hour in the morning of the day next following the first Saturday in the month of October.

(3) Nothing in this section shall affect the use of Greenwich mean time for purposes of astronomy, meteorology, navigation or other purposes for which that time is adopted by international usage, or the construction of any document referring to a point of time in connection with any of those purposes.

Short title, commencement and repeals.

2.(1) This Act may be cited as the Standard Time Act, 1968.

(2) This Act shall come into operation on the 27th day of October, 1968.

(3) The enactments mentioned in the second column of the Schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

SCHEDULE

Enactments Repealed

Section 2 (3).

Session and Chapter or Number and Year

Short Title

Extent of Repeal

43 & 44 Vict., c. 9.

Statutes (Definition of Time) Act, 1880.

The whole Act.

6 & 7 Geo. 5, c. 45.

Time (Ireland) Act, 1916.

The whole Act.

No. 8 of 1925.

Summer Time Act, 1925 .

The whole Act.

No. 38 of 1937.

Interpretation Act, 1937 .

Section 11 (d).