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S.I. No. 506/2001 - Winter Time Order, 2001

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, 1971 (No. 17 of 1971) (as adapted by the Justice (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1997 ( S.I. No. 298 of 1997 )), and for the purpose of giving effect to the European Parliament and Council Directive No. 2000/84/EC of 19 January 20011 , hereby order as follows:

1.        This order may be cited as the Winter Time Order, 2001.

2.        (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 Sunday following the third Saturday of March 2002, is varied so as to end at one o'clock Greenwich mean time in the morning of the last Sunday of March 2002.

(b)  For the year 2002 and subsequent years a period of winter time begins at one o'clock Greenwich mean time in the morning of the last Sunday in October in any year and ends at one o'clock Greenwich mean time in the morning of the last Sunday in March in the following year.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

this 24th day of October, 2001

JOHN O'DONOGHUE

Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

This Order varies, for the years 2002 onwards, the periods of winter time (and consequently summer time) provided for in section 1 (1)(c) of the Standard Time (Amendment) Act, 1971 .

This Order gives effect to a European Union Directive [2000/84/EC of 19 January 2001] 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.

1 OJ No. L 31, 2.2.2001, p. 21