Updated to 20 December 2019 (Act No. 40 of 2019 and S.I. No. 690 of 2019)

Adoption Act 1952
No. 25 of 1952

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act  1 January 1953 Adoption Act, 1952 (Commencement) Order 1952 (S.I. No. 380 of 1952), art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Repealed with savers 21/2010, ss. 2, 7(1), 84(1), 126(1), 176 and sch. 1, pt. 1
Am. 24/1974, ss. 3, 4, 9
Circuit Court to be known as "the Circuit Family Court" when exercising its jurisdiction under. 6/1989, ss. 31, 46 (2)
Hearing of procedings under. 6/1989, ss. 32, 46 (2)
Conduct of proceedings under in Circuit and High Courts. 6/1989, ss. 33, 46 (2)
Saving for cert. refs., etc. in. 2/1985, ss. 2 (4), 9(2)
Saving for. 30/1988, s.6 (2)
Trans. of cert. functns. 9/1960, s.7 (1)
  1/1970, s.6 (1) (2)
Trans. of functns. under. S. I. No. 327 of 1982
Trans. of functns. under with savings. 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 4, 58, 59 (1) (2) (3), 74, schs. 3, 5
S. 2 form prescribed S.I. No. 304 of 1988, rl. 3, schedule
S.3 am. 2/1964, s.4
  42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 75, sch. 7, pt. 1
S.3, "child", def. substit. 30/1988, s.6
S.3, defs. ins. 10/1998, ss. 2 (a) (b), 17
S.3, defs. substit. 10/1998, ss. 2 (c) (d) (e), 17
S.3A, new. s. 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 75, sch. 7, pt. 1
S.5, s. 10/1998, ss. 3, 17
Pt. 1A (ss. 7A-7F) ins. 10/1998, ss. 4, 17
Pt. II forms prescribed S.I. No. 216 of 1976, rl. 4, schedule
Ss. 7D, 7E(1), 7E(3)(b), 7E(5), 7F(1) forms prescribed S.I. No. 315 of 1999, rls. 3, 4, schedule
S.8 am. 24/1974, s.7
S.8 (2) (5), subsecs. substit. 14/1991, s.11.
S.9, power to adjourn applics. for oo. 2/1964, s.9
S.9, ext. of circumstances in which adoption oo. can be made under 30/1988, ss. 2, 3
S.10 am. 2/1964, ss. 2 (1) (a), 3
  30/1988, s.2 (2)
S.10 (b) (in pt.) rep. 24/1974, s.13, sch.
S.11 rep. 14/1991, s.10 (7).
S.11 (3) am. 2/1964, s.5 (1)
S.11 (5) del. 2/1964, s.5 (3)
S.12 rep. 24/1974, s.13, sch.
S. 12(2)*
S.13 appl. 3/2004, ss. 1(2), 33 (1) (a)
S.14 rstrct. 30/1988, s.2 (3)
S.14 (2)-(6) appl. 2/1964, s.2 (1) (b)
S.15, s. 24/1974, s.8
S.16 am. 2/1964, s.2 (2)
S.16, constr. of cert refs. 30/1988, s.7
S.16 (1), subsec. substit. 10/1998, ss. 5, 17
S.16 (1) (g) (in pt.) rep. 24/1974, s.13 sch.
S.16 (1) (h) am. 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 75, sch. 7, pt. 1
S.17 am. 2/1964, ss. 2 (2), 8
S.17 rstrct. 30/1988, s.2 (4)
S.19 rep. prosp. 2/1964, s.11
S.19A, new s. 10/1998, ss. 6, 17
S.19A (6) am. 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 75, sch. 7, pt. 1
S.20 am. 2/1964, s.2 (2)
S.20, applic. ext. with mods. 14/1991, s.6 (8).
  3/2004, ss. 1(2), 33 (6)
S.20, constr. of cert. refs. 30/1988, s.7
S.22 rep. with trans. provns. 3/2004, ss. 1 (2), 4, 5, 32 (1), sch. 2
S. 22, endorsement and fees for register entry cert. prescribed S.I. No. 770 of 2005, regs. 2, 3 & sch.
S.22 am. 2/1964, s.7
S.22 (2) am. 24/1974, s.10
S. 22(5) application extended S.I. No. 81 of 1989, regs. 2, 3
S.22 (5) am. 29/1976, s.8
S.22 (5), saver for. 3/2004, ss. 1(2), 61 (3)
S.23 adapt. S. I. No. 161 of 1954, art. 3
S.24 am. 2/1964, s.2 (2)-(4)
S.24, constr. of cert. refs. 30/1988, s.7
S.25 rep. 26/1956, s.11 (2)
S.26 appl. 27/1965, s.110
S.26, constr. of provns. 26/1987, ss. 1 (2) (b), 27 (3)
S.28 (a) rep. 3/1956, s.9, sch.
S.31 (1) am. 11/1976, ss. 2, 28 (1) (h)
S.31 (2) rep. 17/1991, ss. 1 (2), 79, sch.
S.34, s. 24/1974, s.6
S.34 (4) (4A) (4B) (5) (6), subsecs. substit. 10/1998, ss. 7, 17
S.39 am. 2/1964, s.2 (2)
S.40 (2) (3) (in pt.).*
S.41 (1) (a) (in pt.) rep. 24/1974, s.13, sch.
S.41 (1) (c) adapt. S. I. No. 161 of 1954, art. 3
S.43, s. 10/1998, ss. 8, 17
Ss. 44, 45, new ss. ins. 10/1998, ss. 9, 17
Sch. 1 am. 24/1974, s.12
Sch. 1, par. 2 (1) rstrct. 14/1991, s.11 (2).
Sch. 1, par. 14, par. substit. 30/1988, s.8

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 5 Adoption Rules, 1996 (S.I. No. 223 of 1996)
  Adoption Rules 1991 (S.I. No. 247 of 1991)
  Adoption Rules 1990 (S.I. No. 170 of 1990)
  Adoption (No. 2) Rules 1988 (S.I. No. 329 of 1988)
  Adoption Rules 1988 (S.I. No. 304 of 1988)
  Adoption Rules 1984 (S.I. No. 134 of 1984)
  Adoption Rules 1976 (S.I. No. 216 of 1976)
  Adoption Rules 1965 (S.I. No. 19 of 1965)
S. 5(a) Adoption Rules 1999 (S.I. No. 315 of 1999)
S. 5(b) Adoption Rules 1999 (S.I. No. 315 of 1999)
S. 22 Civil Registration (Short Birth Certificate Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 771 of 2005)
  Registration of Adoptions and Marriages (Abridged Certificate) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 770 of 2005)
  Short Birth Certificate Regulations 1953 (S.I. No. 215 of 1953)
  Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 234 of 1987)
Whole Act Adoption Act, 1952  Rules 1953 (S.I. No. 104 of 1953)

*S. 12(2) : Invalid. M v An Bord Uchtála [1975] I.R.81. S. 40 (2), (3)(in pt.) : Invalid having regard to the provns. of the Constitution. The State (M) v. Attorney General [1979] I.R. 73.