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S.I. No. 484/1997 - Winter Time Order, 1997

S.I. No. 484/1997:

WINTER TIME ORDER, 1997

WINTER TIME ORDER, 1997

I, John O' Donoghue, Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 1 of the Standard Time (Amendment) Act, 1 971 (No. 17 of 1 971 )(as adapted by the Justice (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order, 1997 ( S.I. No. 298 of 1997 )), hereby order as follows:

1. This order may be cited as the Winter Time Order, 1 997

2. For the years 1998, 1 999, 2000 and 2001—

( a ) the period of winter time which, apart from this Article, would end at two o'clock Greenwich mean time in the morning of the 22nd day of March, 1998, is hereby varied so as to end at one o'clock Greenwich mean time in the morning of the 29th day of March, 1998,

( b ) the period of winter time which, apart from this Article, would begin at two o'clock Greenwich mean time in the morning of the 25th day of October, 1998, is hereby varied so as to begin at one o'clock in that morning and end at one o'clock Greenwich mean time in the morning of the 28th day of March, 1999,

( c ) the period of winter time which, apart from this Article, would begin at two o'clock Greenwich mean time in the morning of the 24th day of October, 1999, is hereby varied so as to begin at one o'clock Greenwich mean time in the morning of the 31st day of October, 1999, and end at one o'clock Greenwich mean time in the morning of the 26th day of March, 2000,

( d ) the period of winter time which, apart from this Article, would begin at two o'clock Greenwich mean time in the morning of the 29th day of October, 2000, is hereby varied so as to begin at one o'clock in that morning and end at one o'clock Greenwich mean time in the morning of the 25th day of March 2001, and

( e ) the period of winter time which, apart from this Article, would begin at two o'clock Greenwich mean time in the morning of the 28th day of October, 2001, is hereby varied so as to begin at one o'clock Greenwich mean time in that morning.

GIVEN under my Official Seal, this 9th day of December 1997

JOHN O' DONOGHUE

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform

EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Order varies, for the years 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001, the periods of winter time (and consequently summer time) provided for in section 1 (1)(c) of the Standard Time (Amendment) Act, 1 971 . [Thus, the main effect of the Order will be that summer time will begin one week later in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 and that summer time will end one week later in 1999. A minor effect of the Order will be that the time of change from winter time to summer time and vice versa will be 1 a.m in the morning (G.M.T.] rather than 2 a.m.]

This Order gives effect to a European Union Directive [97/44/EC of 22 July 1997] concerning summer time in E.U. Member States.

This Order shall not come into operation until it has been approved by resolution of each House of the Oireachtas.