S.I. No. 517/2009 - Defamation Act 2009 (Commencement) Order 2009


S.I. No. 517 of 2009

DEFAMATION ACT 2009 (COMMENCEMENT) ORDER 2009

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 18th December, 2009.

I, DERMOT AHERN, Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 1(2) of the Defamation Act 2009 (No. 31 of 2009), hereby order as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Defamation Act 2009 (Commencement) Order 2009.

2. The 1st day of January 2010 is appointed as the day on which the Defamation Act 2009 (No. 31 of 2009) comes into operation.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

15 December 2009.

DERMOT AHERN,

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 appoints 1 January, 2010 as the date on which the provisions of the Defamation Act 2009 come into operation.