Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004

Extension of application by order.

6.—(1) Subject to section 7 , where this Act does not apply to a body or any position or class of positions within that body, the Minister may—

(a) in respect of any body to which section 5 (d) relates—

(i) after considering a report under section 17 from the Commission on that body or any position or class of positions within that body, and

(ii) after consulting with—

(I) the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, where that body is a local authority,

(II) the Minister for Health and Children, where that body is a health board, or

(III) the Minister for Education and Science, where that body is a vocational education committee,

(b) in any other case, after consulting with—

(i) the Commission, and

(ii) such Minister or Ministers of the Government (if any) who, in the opinion of the Minister, is or are the relevant Minister or relevant Ministers in respect of that body,

make an order providing for the application to the body concerned of the recruitment and appointment provisions of this Act in respect of any position or class of positions concerned.

(2) The Minister may by order amend or revoke an order under this section.

(3) Every order made by the Minister under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the order is passed by either such House within the next 21 days on which that House has sat after the order is laid before it, the order shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that order.