Updated to 15 February 2019 (Act No. 2 of 2019 and S.I. No. 53 of 2019)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
S. 12 15 February 1993 Criminal Evidence Act, 1992 (Sections 12, 13, 18 and 19) (Commencement) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 38 of 1993), art. 2(a)
S. 13 for District Courts sitting in District Nos. 10, 12, 23-25 30 May 2018 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 13) (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 186 of 2018), art. 2
S. 13 for the Central Criminal Court and Dublin Circuit Criminal Court 15 February 1993 Criminal Evidence Act, 1992 (Sections 12, 13, 18 and 19) (Commencement) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 38 of 1993), art. 2(b)
S. 13 for the Dublin Metropolitan District of the District Court 30 September 1993 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Sections 13, 15(4), 16, 17 and 19) (Commencement) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 288 of 1993), art. 2(a)
S. 13 for the Circuit Court sitting in the Eastern Circuit 2 June 2015 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 13) (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 205 of 2015) art. 2(a)
S. 13 for the Circuit Court sitting in the Northern Circuit 2 June 2015 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 13) (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 205 of 2015) art. 2(b)
S. 13 for the Circuit Court sitting in the South-Western Circuit 2 June 2015 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 13) (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 205 of 2015) art. 2(c)
S. 13 for the Circuit Court sitting in the South Eastern Circuit 12 February 2007 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 13) (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 52 of 2007) art. 2(a)
S. 13 for the Circuit Court sitting in the Western Cicruit 2 June 2015 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 13) (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 205 of 2015) art. 2(d)
S. 13 for the Circuit Court sitting in Midland Circuit 20 August 2007 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 13) (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 572 of 2007) art. 2(a)
S. 13 for the Circuit Court sitting in the Cork Circuit 2 May 2005 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 13) (Commencement) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 221 of 2005) art. 2
S. 13 for the District Court sitting in District No. 1 2 June 2015 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 13) (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 205 of 2015) art. 2(e)
S. 13 for the District Court sitting in District No. 2 2 June 2015 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 13) (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 205 of 2015) art. 2(f)
S. 13 for the District Court sitting in District No. 3 2 June 2015 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 13) (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 205 of 2015) art. 2(g)
S. 13 for the District Court sitting in District No. 5 2 June 2015 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 13) (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 205 of 2015) art. 2(h)
S. 13 for the District Court sitting in District No. 6 2 June 2015 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 13) (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 205 of 2015) art. 2(i)
S. 13 for the District Court sitting in District No. 7 2 June 2015 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 13) (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 205 of 2015) art. 2(j)
S. 13 for the District Court sitting in District No. 8 12 February 2007 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 13) (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 52 of 2007) art. 2(b)
S. 13 for the District Court sitting in District No. 9 20 August 2007 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 13) (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 572 of 2007) art. 2(b)
S. 13 for the District Court sitting in District No. 13 2 June 2015 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 13) (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 205 of 2015) art. 2(k)
S. 13 for the District Court sitting in District No. 15 2 June 2015 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 13) (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 205 of 2015) art. 2(l)
S. 13 for the District Court sitting in District No. 19 8 July 2005 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 13) (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 296 of 2005) art. 2
S. 13 for the District Court sitting in District No. 22 2 June 2015 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 13) (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 205 of 2015) art. 2(m)
S. 14 3 March 1997 Criminal Evidence Act, 1992 (Sections 14 and 19) (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 66 of 1997) art. 2(a)
S. 15(4) for the Dublin Metropolitan District of the District Court 30 September 1993 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Sections 13, 15(4), 16, 17 and 19) (Commencement) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 288 of 1993), art. 2(b)
S. 16, except subsection (1)(b) for the Dublin Metropolitan District of the District Court 30 September 1993 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Sections 13, 15(4), 16, 17 and 19) (Commencement) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 288 of 1993), art. 2(c)
S. 16(1)(b) 15 October 2008  Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 16(1)(b)) (Commencement) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 401 of 2008) art. 2(a)
S. 17 30 September 1993 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Sections 13, 15(4), 16, 17 and 19) (Commencement) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 288 of 1993), art. 2(d)
S. 18 15 February 1993 Criminal Evidence Act, 1992 (Sections 12, 13, 18 and 19) (Commencement) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 38 of 1993), art. 2(a)
S. 19 (in so far as it relates to the reference in it to s.14 (1) (b)) 3 March 1997 Criminal Evidence Act, 1992 (Sections 14 and 19) (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 66 of 1997) art. 2(b)
S. 19 in so far as it relates to the reference in it to section 13(1)(a) 15 February 1993 Criminal Evidence Act, 1992 (Sections 12, 13, 18 and 19) (Commencement) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 38 of 1993), art. 2(c)
S. 19 in so far as it relates to the reference in it to section 16(1)(a) 30 September 1993 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Sections 13, 15(4), 16, 17 and 19) (Commencement) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 288 of 1993), art. 2(e )
S. 19 in so far as it relates to the reference in it to section 16(1)(b) 15 October 2008 Criminal Evidence Act 1992 (Section 16(1)(b)) (Commencement) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 401 of 2008) art. 2(b)
S. 29 6 October 1997 Criminal Evidence Act, 1992 (Section 29) (Commencement) Order, 1997 (S.I. No. 371 of 1997)

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
S. 1(4)(a) amended 2/2017, ss. 1(2), 33
S. 1(4)(b)(iii) substit. 24/2007, ss. 1(2), 11 and sch. 4
S. 2 am. 15/2006, s. 7(2)
  6/2007, s. 4(1).
  8/2008, ss. 12(a)(i) and (ii), 15(2)
S. 2 def. of "sexual offence" substituted 4/1997, s.16
S. 2(1) amended 2/2017, ss. 1(2), 34
S. 5 presumptions relating to documents 22/2011, ss. 1(2), 18(1)
S. 5(4)(a)(ii) am. 10/1999, ss. 2 (2), 18 (1)
S. 5(4)(b)(iia) constr. of refs. 11/2014, ss. 1(2), 172
S. 5(4)(b)(iia) subpar. ins. 26/2006, ss. 1(2), 188(1)
S. 5(4)(b)(iv) constr. refs. “registered medical practitioner” 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 6 offence under deemed serious offence for purposes of Act 3/2011, s. 1 & sch. 1
S. 7(1)(a) am. 10/1999, ss. 2 (2), 18 (2)
Ss. 7, 8, 9, applic. ext. with mods. 50/2001, ss. 1 (2), 52 (6) (a) (b)
Pt. 3 (ss. 12-19) am. 24/2001, ss. 2 (1), 257 (3)
S. 12(1) amended 6/2018, ss. 1(2), 44
S. 12 substituted 28/2017, ss. 1(2), 30(a)
  8/2008, ss. 12(b), 15(2)
S. 12(b) (c) am. 22/1998, ss. 1 (2), 10 (a)
S. 12(d), par. ins. 22/1998, ss. 1 (2), 10 (b)
S. 13, brought into operation S.I. No. 221 of 2005, o. 2
S. 13(1) amended 28/2017, ss. 1(2), 30(b)(i)
  10/1999, ss. 2 (2), 18 (3)
S. 13(1A) inserted 28/2017, ss. 1(2), 30(b)(ii)
S. 13(2) amended 28/2017, ss. 1(2), 30(b)(iii)
S. 13(3) deleted 2/2017, ss. 1(2), 35
S. 14(1)(a) amended 28/2017, ss. 1(2), 30(c)(i)
S. 14(1A) inserted 28/2017, ss. 1(2), 30(c)(ii)
S. 14(3) amended 28/2017, ss. 1(2), 30(c)(iii)
S. 14A inserted 28/2017, ss. 1(2), 30(d)
S. 14A inserted 2/2017, ss. 1(2), 36
S. 14AA inserted 28/2017, ss. 1(2), 30(e)
S. 14B inserted 28/2017, ss. 1(2), 30(f)
S. 14B inserted 2/2017, ss. 1(2), 36
S. 14C inserted 2/2017, ss. 1(2), 36
S. 14C(1)(a) amended 28/2017, ss. 1(2), 30(g)
S. 15, s. 10/1999, ss. 2 (2), 19
S. 15(1)(a) amended 28/2017, ss. 1(2), 30(h)(i)
S. 15(1)(a), (b), (c) substit. 24/2013, ss. 4(a)(i), 5(2)
S. 15(1)(b) amended 28/2017, ss. 1(2), 30(h)(ii)
S. 15(2), substit. 24/2013, ss. 4(a)(ii), 5(2)
S. 16(1), prov. substit. 10/1999, ss. 2 (2), 20 (b)
S. 16(1)(a) amended 28/2017, ss. 1(2), 30(i)(i)
S. 16(1)(a), par. substit. 10/1999, ss. 2 (2), 20 (a)
S. 16(1)(b) substituted 2/2017, ss. 1(2), 37
S. 16(1)(b), par. substit. 24/2013, ss. 4(b), 5(2)
S. 16(1)(b)(i) substituted 28/2017, ss. 1(2), 30(i)(ii)
S. 17 amended 28/2017, ss. 1(2), 30(j)
  2/2017, ss. 1(2), 38
S. 18 substituted 28/2017, ss. 1(2), 30(k)
S. 19 amended 28/2017, ss. 1(2), 30(l)
S. 19, am. 24/2013, ss. 4(c), 5(2)
S. 19A inserted 2/2017, ss. 1(2), 39
S. 19A(13) amended 28/2017, ss. 1(2), 30(m)
S. 20, defs. am. 33/1996, ss. 1 (2), 49
S. 22 am. 24/2001, ss. 2 (1), 257 (3)
S. 25 am. 35/2015, ss. 1(2), 20
S. 29 amended 28/2017, ss. 1(2), 30(n)
S. 29(1), subsec. substit. 49/2001, ss. 1 (3), 24

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
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