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Interpretation Act 2005

SCHEDULE

Interpretation of Particular Words and Expressions

Section 21 .

PART 1

“affidavit”, in the case of a person for the time being allowed by law to declare instead of swearing, includes declaration;

“British statute” means an Act of the Parliament of the former United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland;

“Circuit Court” means the Circuit Court as established and for the time being maintained by law;

“commencement”, when used in relation to an enactment, means the time at which the enactment comes into operation;

“Constitution” means the Constitution of Ireland enacted by the people on 1 July 1937, as amended;

“Dáil Éireann” means the House of the Oireachtas to which that name is given by section 1 of Article 15 of the Constitution;

“District Court” means the District Court as established and for the time being maintained by law;

“financial year”, in relation to an exchequer financial year, means the period which is coextensive with a calendar year;

“Government” means the Government mentioned in Article 28 of the Constitution;

“Great Britain” does not include the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man;

“High Court” means the High Court as established and for the time being maintained by law pursuant to Article 34 of the Constitution;

“land” includes tenements, hereditaments, houses and buildings, land covered by water and any estate, right or interest in or over land;

“local financial year” means a period which is coextensive with a calendar year;

“midnight” means, in relation to a particular day, the point of time at which the day ends;

“Minister of the Government” means a member of the Government having charge of a Department of State;

“month” means a calendar month;

“oath”, in the case of a person for the time being allowed by law to affirm or declare instead of swearing, includes affirmation or declaration;

“Oireachtas” means the National Parliament provided for by Article 15 of the Constitution;

“ordnance map” means a map made under the powers conferred by the Survey (Ireland) Acts 1825 to 1870;

“President” means the President of Ireland or any Commission, or other body or authority, for the time being lawfully exercising the powers and performing the duties of the President;

“pre-union Irish statute” means an Act passed by a Parliament sitting in Ireland at any time before the coming into force on 1 January 1801 of the Act entitled “An Act for the Union of Great Britain and Ireland”;

“rateable valuation” means the valuation under the Valuation Act 2001 of the property concerned;

“rules of court” means rules made by the authority for the time being having power to make rules regulating the practice and procedure of the court concerned;

“Saorstát Éireann statute” means an Act of the Oireachtas of Saorstát Éireann;

“Seanad Éireann” means the House of the Oireachtas to which that name is given by section 1 of Article 15 of the Constitution;

“statutory declaration” means a declaration made under the Statutory Declarations Act 1938 ;

“Supreme Court” means the Supreme Court as established and for the time being maintained by law pursuant to Article 34 of the Constitution;

“swear”, in the case of a person for the time being allowed by law to affirm or declare instead of swearing, includes affirm and declare;

“week” means the period between midnight on any Saturday and midnight on the following Saturday;

“week-day” means a day which is not a Sunday;

“writing” includes printing, typewriting, lithography, photography, and other modes of representing or reproducing words in visible form and any information kept in a non-legible form, whether stored electronically or otherwise, which is capable by any means of being reproduced in a legible form;

“year”, when used without qualification, means a period of 12 months beginning on the 1st day of January in any year.

PART 2

“Companies Acts” means the Companies Acts 1963 to 2001 and every other enactment which is to be read together with any of those Acts;

“full age”, in relation to a person, means the time when the person attains the age of 18 years or sooner marries, or any time after either event;

“functions” includes powers and duties, and references to the performance of functions include, with respect to powers and duties, references to the exercise of the powers and the carrying out of the duties;

“Member State” means, where the context so admits, a Member State of the European Communities or of the European Union;

“Minister of State” means a person appointed under section 1 of the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1977 to be a Minister of State;

“public holiday” means a public holiday determined in accordance with the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 ;

“Social Welfare Acts” means the Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act 1993 and every other enactment which is to be read together with that Act;

“working day” means a day which is not a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday.