Updated to 1 August 2020 (Act No. 6 of 2020 and S.I. No. 281 of 2020)

Prisons Act 1970
No. 11 of 1970

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-5 28 July 1970 Commenced on enactment
S. 6 Not yet commenced. Commencement order required under s. 6(1)
S. 7 26 April 1985 Prisons Act 1970 (Section 7) Order 1985 (S.I. No. 118 of 1985), art. 3(1)
Ss. 8, 9 28 July 1970 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
S. 1 am. 57/2015, ss. 1(2), 11(a)
Ss. 2, 3, defs. appl. 39/2000, ss. 1(2), 7(2)
S. 2 closure of place of detention S.I. No. 620 of 2002, art. 3
S. 2 am. 57/2015, ss. 1(2), 11(b)
S. 4 am. 57/2015, ss. 1(2), s. 11(c)
S. 5 application restricted S.I. No. 158 of 1998, reg. 5(2)
  S.I. No. 390 of 1996, reg. 5(2)
  S.I. No. 361 of 1996, reg. 5(2)
S. 5 transfer of Ministerial functions S.I. No. 662 of 2007, arts. 2, 3(1). See S.I. No. 828 of 2004, art. 3(1)(a)
  S.I. No. 828 of 2004, arts. 2, 3(1)(a)
S. 5(1)(a)(ii) am. 57/2015, ss. 1(2), 11(d)(i)(I)
S. 5(1)(b) substit. 57/2015, ss. 1(2), 11(d)(i)(II)
S. 5(2) del. 57/2015, ss. 1(2), 11(d)(ii)
S. 6 rep. 57/2015, ss. 1(2), 3(1)(d)
S. 7 rep. 57/2015, ss. 1(2), 3(1)(d)
S. 7 am. S.I. No. 219 of 1993
S. 7 period specified under. S.I. No. 223 of 2013, art. 2
  S.I. No. 330 of 2011, art. 2
  S.I. No. 223 of 2009, art. 2
  S.I. No. 265 of 2007, art. 2
  S.I. No. 318 of 2005, art. 2
  S.I. No. 260 of 2003, art. 2
  S.I. No. 297 of 2001, art. 2
  S.I. No. 219 of 1999, art. 2
  S.I. No. 257 of 1997, art. 2
  S.I. No. 167 of 1995, art. 2
  S.I. No. 219 of 1993, art. 2
  S.I. No. 158 of 1991, art. 2
  S.I. No. 165 of 1990, art. 3
S. 7 ceased 26 October 1985 S.I. No. 118 of 1985, art. 3(2)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 3 Detention of Offenders (Wheatfield Place of Detention) Regulations 2013 (S.I. 511 of 2013)
  Detention of Offenders (Castlerea) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 158 of 1998)
  Detention of Offenders (Restrictions on Privileges) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 116 of 1997)
  Detention of Offenders (The Curragh) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 390 of 1996)
  Detention of Offenders (Unit A Castlerea) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 361 of 1996)
  Detention of Offenders (Wheatfield) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 218 of 1990)
  Detention of Offenders (Wheatfield) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 135 of 1989)
  Detention of Offenders (Fort Mitchel) Regulations 1985 (S.I. No. 104 of 1985)
  Detention of Offenders (Loughan House) (Amendment) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 132 of 1983)
  Detention of Offenders (Shelton Abbey) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 293 of 1976)
  Detention of Offenders (Training Unit) Regulations 1975 (S.I. No. 251 of 1975)
  Detention of Offenders (Loughan House) Regulations 1973 (S.I. No. 60 of 1973)
  Detention of Offenders (Shanganagh Castle) Regulations 1970 (S.I. 313 of 1970)
S. 7(1) Prisons Act 1970 (Section 7) Order 2013 (S.I. 223 of 2013)
  Prisons Act 1970 (Section 7) Order 2011 (S.I. 330 of 2011)
  Prisons Act 1970 (Section 7) Order 2009 (S.I. 223 of 2009)
  Prisons Act 1970 (Section 7) Order 2007 (S.I. 265 of 2007)
  Prisons Act 1970 (Section 7) Order 2005 (S.I. 318 of 2005)
  Prisons Act 1970 (Section 7) Order 2003 (S.I. 260 of 2003)
  Prisons Act, 1970 (Section 7) Order 2001 (S.I. 297 of 2001)
  Prisons Act, 1970 (Section 7) Order 1999 (S.I. 219 of 1999)
  Prisons Act, 1970 (Section 7) Order, 1997 (S.I. No. 257 of 1997)
  Prisons Act 1970 (Section 7) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 167 of 1995)
  Prisons Act 1970 (Section 7) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 219 of 1993)
  Prisons Act, 1970 (Section 7) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 158 of 1991)
  Prisons Act 1970 (Section 7) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 165 of 1990)
  Prisons Act 1970 (Section 7) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 85 of 1989)
  Prisons Act 1970 (Section 7) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 75 of 1988)
  Prisons Act 1970 (Section 7) Order 1987 (S.I. No. 111 of 1987)
  Prisons Act, 1970 (Section 7) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 97 of 1986)
  Prisons Act, 1970 (Section 7) (No. 2) Order 1985 (S.I. No. 348 of 1985)