S.I. No. 422/2003 - Refugee Act 1996 (Safe Countries of Origin) Order 2003


I, Michael McDowell TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 12(4)(a) (inserted by section 7 (g) of the Immigration Act 2003 (No. 26 of 2003)) of the Refugee Act 1996 (No. 17 of 1996), and as adapted by the Justice (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 1997 ( SI No. 298 of 1997 ), after consultation with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and having had regard to the matters referred to in paragraph (b) of the said section 12(4), hereby order as follows:

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Refugee Act 1996 (Safe Countries of Origin) Order 2003.

(2) This Order shall come into operation on 15 September 2003.

2.—Each of the countries specified in the Schedule to this Order is designated as a safe country of origin within the meaning of section 12(4)(a) (inserted by section 7 (g) of the Immigration Act 2003 (No. 26 of 2003)) of the Refugee Act 1996 (No. 17 of 1996).

Schedule

Bulgaria

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Estonia

Hungary

Latvia

Lithuania

Malta

Poland

Romania

Slovakia

Slovenia.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal

This 15th day of September 2003

Michael McDowell TD,

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 lists the countries designated as safe for the purpose of prioritising applications for refugee status made by nationals of those countries under the Refugee Act 1996 .

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(2)

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(5)

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and adapted to technical progress by 97/28/EC

11 June 1997

O.J. L171 of 30.6.97

Lighting and light signalling devices

22

76/757/EEC

27 July 1976

O.J. L262 of 27.9.76

Reflex reflectors

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

and adapted to technical progress by 97/29/EC

11 June 1997

O.J. L171 of 30.6.97

23

76/758/EEC

27 July 1976

O.J. L262 of 27.9.76

End outline marker lamps, side lamps, rear lamps and stop lamps

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

and adapted to technical progress by 89/516/EEC

1 August 1989

O.J. L265 of 12.9.89

and adapted to technical progress by 97/30/EC

11 June 1997

O.J. L171 of 30.6.97

24

76/759/EEC

27 July 1976

O.J. L262 of 27.9.76

Direction indicator lamps

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

and adapted to technical progress by 89/277/EEC

28 March 1989

O.J. L109 of 20.4.89

and corrigendum

---

O.J. L114 of 27.4.89

and adapted to technical progress by 1999/15/EC

16 March 1999

O.J. L97 of 12.4.99

25

76/760/EEC

27 July 1976

O.J. L262 of 27.9.76

Rear registration plate lamps

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

and adapted to technical progress by 97/31/EC

11 June 1997

O.J. L171 of 30.6.97

26

76/761/EEC

27 July 1976

O.J. L262 of 27.9.76

Headlamps and filament lamps for them

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

and adapted to technical progress by 89/517/EEC

1 August 1989

O.J. L265 of 12.9.89

27

76/762/EEC

27 July 1976

O.J. L262 of 27.9.76

Front fog lamps and filament lamps for them

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

and adapted to technical progress by 119/18/EC

18 March 1999

O.J. L97 of 12.4.99

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77/389/EEC

17 May 1977

O.J. L145 of 13.6.77

Towing devices

as adapted to technical progress by 96/64/EC

2 October 1996

O.J. L258 of 11.10.96

and corrigendum

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O.J. L40 of 13.2.98

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77/538/EEC

28 June 1977

O.J. L220 of 29.8.77

Rear fog lamps

and corrigendum

---

O.J. L284 of 10.10.78

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

and adapted to technical progress by 89/518/EEC

1 August 1989

O.J. L265 of 12.9.89

and adapted to technical progress by 1999/14/EC

16 March 1999

O.J. L97 of 12.4.99

30

77/539/EEC

28 June 1977

O.J. L220 of 29.8.77

Reversing lamps

and corrigendum

---

O.J. L284 of 10.10.78

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

and adapted to technical progress by 97/32/EC

11 June 1997

O.J. L171 of 30.6.97

31

77/540/EEC

28 June 1977

O.J. L220 of 29.8.77

Parking lamps

and corrigendum

---

O.J. L284 of 10.10.78

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

and adapted to technical progress by 1999/16/EC

16 March 1999

O.J. L97 of 12.4.99

32

77/541/EEC

28 June 1977

O.J. L220 of 29.8.77

Safety belts and restraint systems

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

as amended by 81/576/EEC

20 July 1981

O.J. L209 of 29.7.81

and adapted to technical progress by 82/319/EEC

2 April 1982

O.J. L139 of 19.5.82

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

and adapted to technical progress by 90/628/EEC

30 October 1990

O.J. L341 of 6.12.90

and adapted to technical progress by 96/36/EC

17 June 1996

O.J. L178 of 17.7.96

and adapted to technical progress by 2000/3/EC

22 February 2000

O.J. L53 of 25.2.2000

33

77/649/EEC

27 September 1977

O.J. L267 of 19.10.77

Field of vision

as adapted to technical progress by 81/643/EEC

29 July 1981

O.J. L231 of 15.8.81

and by 88/366/EEC

17 May 1988

O.J. L181 of 12.7.88

and by 90/630/EEC

30 October 1990

O.J. L341 of 6.12.90

34

78/316/EEC

21 December 1977

O.J. L81 of 28.3.78

Identification of controls, tell-tales and indicators

as adapted to technical progress by 93/91/EEC

29 October 1993

O.J. L284 of 19.11.93

as amended by 94/53/EC

15 November 1994

O.J. L299 of 22.11.94

35

78/317/EEC

21 December 1977

O.J. L81 of 28.3.78

Windscreen defrosting and demisting systems

and corrigendum

---

O.J. L194 of 19.7.78

36

78/318/EEC

21 December 1977

O.J. L81 of 28.3.78

Windscreen wiper and washer systems

and corrigendum

---

O.J. L194 of 19.7.78

as adapted to technical progress by 94/68/EC

16 December 1994

O.J. L354 of 31.12.94

37

78/548/EEC

12 June 1978

O.J. L168 of 26.6.78

Heating systems

as repealed with effect from 9 May 2004 by 2001/56/EC

27 September 2001

O.J. L292/21 of 9.11. 2001

38

78/549/EEC

12 June 1978

O.J. L168 of 26.6.78

Wheel guards

as adapted to technical progress by 94/78/EC

21 December 1994

O.J. L354 of 31.12.94

39

78/932/EEC

16 October 1978

O.J. L325 of 20.11.78

Head restraints

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and corrigendum

---

O.J. L329 of 25.11.82

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

and amended by 87/354/EEC

25 June 1987

O.J. L192 of 11.7.87

40

78/1015/EEC

23 November 1978

O.J. L349 of 13.12.78

Sound level and exhaust systems of motorcycles

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-X

24 May 1979

O.J. L291 of 19.11.79

and by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

as amended by 87/56/EEC

18 December 1986

O.J. L24 of 27.1.87

and by 89/235/EEC

13 March 1989

O.J. L98 of 11.4.89

41

80/780/EEC

22 July 1980

O.J. L229 of 30.8.80

Rear view mirrors for two wheeled motor vehicles

as adapted by the Act of Accession - Annex I-IX

11 June 1985

O.J. L302 of 15.11.85

42

80/1268/EEC

16 December 1980

O.J. L375 of 31.12.80

Fuel consumption of motor vehicles

as adapted to technical progress by 89/491/EEC

17 July 1989

O.J. L238 of 15.8.89

and adapted to technical progress by 93/116/EC

17 December 1993

O.J. L329 of 30.12.93

and adapted to technical progress by 1999/100/EC

15 December 1999

O.J. L334 of 28.12.99

43

80/1269/EEC

16 December 1980

O.J. L375 of 31.12.80

Engine power of motor vehicles

as adapted to technical progress by 88/195/EEC

24 March 1988

O.J. L92 of 9.4.88

and corrigendum

---

O.J. L105 of 26.4.88

and adapted to technical progress by 89/491/EEC

17 July 1989

O.J. L238 of 15.8.89

and adapted to technical progress by 97/21/EC

18 April 1997

O.J. L125 of 16.5.97

and adapted to technical progress by 1999/99/EC

15 December 1999

O.J. L334 of 28.12.1999

44

88/77/EEC

3 December 1987

O.J. L36 of 9.2.88

Emission of gaseous pollutants from diesel engines for use in vehicles

as amended by 91/542/EEC

1 October 1991

O.J. L295 of 25.10.91

and amended by 96/1/EC

22 January 1996

O.J. L40 of 17.2.96

and corrigendum

---

O.J. L155 of 28.6.96

and amended by 1999/96/EC

13 December 1999

O.J. L44 of 16.2.2000

as adapted to technical progress by 2001/27/EC

10 April 2001

O.J. L107 of 18.4.2001

and corrigendum

---

O.J. L266 of 6.10.2001

45

89/297/EEC

13 April 1989

O.J. L124 of 5.5.89

Lateral protection (side guards)

46

91/226/EEC

27 March 1991

O.J. L103 of 23.4.91

Spray-suppression systems

47

92/21/EEC

31 March 1992

O.J. L129 of 14.5.92

Masses and Dimensions of certain motor vehicles

as adapted to technical progress by 95/48/EC

20 September 1995

O.J. L233 of 30.9.95

48

92/22/EEC

31 March 1992

O.J. L129 of 14.5.92

Safety glazing and glazing materials

as adapted to technical progress by 2001/92/EC

30 October 2001

O.J. L291 of 8.11.2001

49

92/23/EEC

31 March 1992

O.J. L129 of 14.5.92

Tyres

as amended by 2001/43/EC

27 June 2001

O.J. L211 of 4.8.2001

50

92/24/EEC

31 March 1992

O.J. L129 of 14.5.92

Speed limitation devices

51

92/61/EEC

30 June 1992

O.J. L225 of 10.8.92

Type approval of two or three-wheel motor vehicles

as amended by 2000/7/EC

20 March 2000

O.J. L106 of 3.5.2000

as repealed and replaced with effect from 9 November 2003 by 2002/24/EC

18 March 2002

O.J. L124 of 9.5.2002

and corrigendum

---

O.J. L49 of 22.2.2003

as amended by 2003/77/EC

11 August 2003

O.J. L211 of 21.8.2003

52

92/114/EEC

17 December 1992

O.J. L409 of 31.12.92

External projections forward of the cab's rear panel of motor vehicles of category N

53

93/14/EEC

5 April 1993

O.J. L121 of 15.5.93

Braking of two or three-wheel motor vehicles

54

93/29/EEC

14 June 1993

O.J. L188 of 29.7.93

Identification of controls, tells-tales and indicators for two or three-wheel motor vehicles

as adapted to technical progress by 2000/74/EC

22 November 2000

O.J. L300 of 29.11.2000

55

93/30/EEC

14 June 1993

O.J. L188 of 29.7.93

Audible warning devices for two or three-wheel motor vehicles

56

93/31/EEC

14 June 1993

O.J. L188 of 29.7.93

Stands for two-wheel motor vehicles

as adapted to technical progress by 2000/72/EC

22 November 2000

O.J. L300 of 29.11.2000

57

93/32/EEC

14 June 1993

O.J. L188 of 29.7.93

Passenger hand-holds on two-wheel motor vehicles

as adapted to technical progress by 1999/24/EC

9 April 1999

O.J. L104 of 21.4.99

58

93/33/EEC

14 June 1993

O.J. L188 of 29.7.93

Protective devices intended to prevent the unauthorized use of two or three-wheel motor vehicles

as adapted to technical progress by 1999/23/EC

9 April 1999

O.J. L104 of 21.4.99

59

93/34/EEC

14 June 1993

O.J. L188 of 29.7.93

Statutory markings for two or three-wheel motor vehicles

as adapted to technical progress by 1999/25/EC

9 April 1999

O.J. L104 of 21.4.99

60

93/92/EEC

29 October 1993

O.J. L311 of 14.12.93

Installation of lighting and light signalling devices on two or three-wheel motor vehicles

as adapted to technical progress by 2000/73/EC

22 November 2000

O.J. L300 of 29.11.2000

61

93/93/EEC

29 October 1993

O.J. L311 of 14.12.93

Masses and dimensions of two or three-wheel motor vehicles

62

93/94/EEC

29 October 1993

O.J. L311 of 14.12.93

Space for mounting the rear registration plate of two or three - wheel motor vehicles

as adapted to technical progress by 1999/26/EC

20 April 1999

O.J. L118 of 6.5.99

63

94/20/EC

30 May 1994

O.J. L195 of 29.7.94

Mechanical coupling devices of motor vehicles and their trailers and their attachment to those vehicles

64

95/1/EC

2 February 1995

O.J. L52 of 8.3.95

Maximum design speed, maximum torque and maximum net engine power of two or three-wheel motor vehicles

as adapted to technical progress by 2002/41/EC

17 May 2002

O.J. L133 of 18.5.2002

65

95/28/EC

24 October 1995

O.J. L281 of 23.11.95

Burning behaviour of materials used in the interior construction of certain categories of motor vehicles

66

97/24/EC

17 June 1997

O.J. L226 of 18.8.97

Certain components and characteristics of two or three-wheel motor vehicles.

as amended by 2002/51/EC

19 July 2002

O.J. L252 of 20.9.2002

and amended by 2003/77/EC

11 August 2003

O.J. L211 of 21.8.2003

67

2001/85/EC

20 November 2001

O.J. L42 of 13.2.2002

Buses and Coaches

68

2002/51/EC

19 July 2002

O.J. L252 of 20.9.2002

Pollutant emissions from two and three-wheel motor vehicles.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

12th September, 2003

Mary Harney

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Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

Explanatory Note

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

The European Communities (Motor Vehicles Type Approval) Regulations 1978 ( S.I. No. 305 of 1978 ) implemented in Ireland those provisions of a number of European Community Directives which deal with the type approval of motor vehicles, their trailers and components. The relevant EC Directives are listed in the Schedule to those Regulations.

Subsequent Regulations have been made amending S.I. No. 305 of 1978 , the latest being S.I. No. 570 of 2002 , by substituting a new schedule to take account of certain type approval directives subsequently adopted.

These Regulations now amend the schedule to give effect in Irish law to the following Council and Commission Directives:

Council Directive No. 2003/19/EC amending Council Directive 97/27/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to the masses and dimensions of certain categories of motor vehicles and their trailers.

Commission Directive 2003/76/EC amending Council Directive 70/220/EEC relating to the measures to be taken against air pollution by emissions from motor vehicles.

Commission Directive 2003/77/EC amending Directives 97/24/EC and 2002/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to the Type Approval of two or three-wheel motor vehicles.

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Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

September, 2003.