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

Adoption Act 1991
No. 14 of 1991

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 30 May 1991 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Applied 3/2004, ss. 1(2), 33(4)
Repealed with savers 21/2010, ss. 2, 7(1), 90(2), 176, schedule 1, pt. 1
Transitional provisions for foreign adoptions applied 21/2010, ss. 2, 63(2)(a)
S. 1 definition of "foreign adoption" amended 10/1998, s. 10(a)
S. 1 definition of "place" substituted 10/1998, s. 10(b)
S. 1 definition of "health board" deleted 42/2004, ss. 3(1), 75, schedule 7, pt. 5
S. 2 substituted retro. 10/1998, s. 11
Ss. 2, 3, 4, 4A, 5 appled 3/2004, ss. 1(2), 33(1)(a)
S. 4A inserted retro. 10/1998, s. 12
S. 5(1) amended retro. 10/1998, ss. 13(1)(a), 13(2)
S. 5(1)(b)(iii)(II)(B) amended 42/2004, ss. 3(1), 75, schedule 7, pt. 5
Ss. 5(1)(iii)(I), 5(1)(iii)(II) amended retro. 10/1998, ss. 13(1)(b), 13(2)
S. 5(2) amended retro. 10/1998, ss. 13(1)(b), 13(2)
Ss. 6, 7 repealed 3/2004, ss. 1(2), 4, 5, schedule 2
S. 6(2)(a)(i) substituted retro. 10/1998, ss. 14(1)(a), 14(2)
S. 6(6) deleted retro. 10/1998, ss. 14(1)(b), 14(2)
S. 7(1)(b) substituted 10/1998, s. 15(a)
S. 7(1A), (1B), inserted 10/1998, s. 15(b)
S. 8(4) deleted 42/2004, ss. 3(1), 75, schedule 7, pt. 5
Ss. 8(1), 8(2) amended 42/2004, ss. 3(1), 75, schedule 7, pt. 5
S. 9(1) amended S. I. No. 254 of 1993, art. 4
S. 9(3A) inserted 10/1998, s. 16
S. 10 applied 3/2004, ss. 1(2), 33(1)(a)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 9(3) Adoption Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 254 of 1993)