S.I. No. 740/2003 - Justice, Equality and Law Reform ( Delegation of Ministerial Functions) Order, 2003

The Government, on the request of the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform and in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 2 (1) of the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1977 (No. 28 of 1977), hereby order as follows:

1.   This Order may be cited as the Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Delegation of Ministerial Functions) Order, 2003.

2.   All the powers and duties of the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform conferred by or under—

(a)           section 5 of the Prisons Act 1970 (No. 11 of 1970), and

(b)          the rules specified in the Schedule to this Order,

are delegated to Willie O' Dea, Minister of State at the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform in so far as they are exercisable and performable in respect of such persons as that Minister of the Government may, from time to time, determine.


GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Government, this 1st day of April, 2003




Prisoners (Temporary Release) Rules 1960 ( S.I. No. 167 of 1960 )

Temporary Release of Offenders (Loughan House) Rules 1973 ( S.I. No. 59 of 1973 )

Temporary Release of Offenders (Training Unit) Rules 1975 ( S.I. No. 250 of 1975 )

Temporary Release of Offenders (Shelton Abbey) Rules 1976 ( S.I. No. 294 of 1976 )

Temporary Release of Offenders (Fort Mitchell) Rules 1985 ( S.I. No. 103 of 1985 )

Temporary Release of Offenders (Curragh) Rules 1996 ( S.I. No. 391 of 1996 )