Updated to 14 June 2019 (Act No. 17 of 2019 and S.I. No. 260 of 2019)

Education Act 1998
No. 51 of 1998

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
S. 1 22 December 2000 Education Act 1998 (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 495 of 2000), art. 2
Ss. 2 - 6 5 February 1999 Education Act 1998 (Commencement) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 29 of 1999), art. 2
S. 7 23 December 1999 Education Act 1998 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 470 of 1999), art. 2
S. 8 22 December 2000 Education Act 1998 (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 495 of 2000), art. 2
S. 9 23 December 1999 Education Act 1998 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 470 of 1999), art. 2
Ss. 10 - 12 22 December 2000 Education Act 1998 (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 495 of 2000), art. 2
S. 13 5 February 1999 Education Act 1998 (Commencement) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 29 of 1999), art. 2
Ss. 14 - 17 23 December 1999 Education Act 1998 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 470 of 1999), art. 2
S. 18 22 December 2000 Education Act 1998 (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 495 of 2000), art. 2
Ss. 19 - 24 23 December 1999 Education Act 1998 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 470 of 1999), art. 2
Ss. 25, 26 5 February 1999 Education Act 1998 (Commencement) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 29 of 1999), art. 2
Ss. 27, 28 23 December 1999 Education Act 1998 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 470 of 1999), art. 2
S. 29 22 December 2000 Education Act 1998 (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 495 of 2000), art. 2
Ss. 30, 31 23 December 1999 Education Act 1998 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 470 of 1999), art. 2
S. 32 22 December 2000 Education Act 1998 (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2000 (S.I. No. 495 of 2000), art. 2
Ss. 33 - 35 23 December 1999 Education Act 1998 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 470 of 1999), art. 2
Ss. 36, 37 5 February 1999 Education Act 1998 (Commencement) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 29 of 1999), art. 2
Ss. 38 - 48 23 December 1999 Education Act 1998 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 470 of 1999), art. 2
Ss. 49 - 53 5 February 1999 Education Act 1998 (Commencement) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 29 of 1999), art. 2
Ss. 54 - 59 5 February 1999 Education Act 1998 (Commencement) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 29 of 1999), art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Constr. of cert. refs. amended 30/2004, ss. 45 (2), 53
Defs. applied 8/2001, ss. 1 (2), 2 (1)
  30/2004, ss. 10 (11), 53
  14/2005, ss. 1 (3), 7 (1)
Power to investigate non-compliance with. 8/2001, ss. 1 (2), 42 (1) (a)
Saver for S.I. No. 373 of 2003, art. 18
Trans. of cert. functns. under S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 & sch. 1
S. 2 amended 14/2018, ss. 2, 13(4)
S. 2 def. applied 39/2000, ss. 1 (2), 7 (1)
S. 2(1) amended 40/2013, ss. 1(2), 97, sch. 2 pt. 11 item 1
  11/2013, ss. 1(2), 72(1), sch. 6, item 27
  14/2012, ss. 1(2), 4
  9/2007, ss. 2, 9(3)
S. 2(1) def. of "disability" amended 30/2004, ss. 52, 53 (2)
S. 2(1) def. of "school" amended 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 72, sch. 7, pt. 8
S. 6(b) applied 26/2005, ss. 266 (a), 364 (1)
S. 6(g) amended 40/2013, ss. 1(2), 97, sch. 2 pt. 11 item 2
  42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 75, sch. 7, pt. 8
Ss. 7(2) (a), 9 (a), saving for. 8/2000, ss. 4 (5), 48
S. 7(4)(a) substituted 14/2012, ss. 1(2), 5(a)
S. 7(5) repealed 14/2012, ss. 1(2), 5(b)
S. 7(5) amended 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 75, sch. 7, pt. 8
S. 7(5) subsection inserted 30/2004, ss. 40, 53 (2)
S. 7(6) repealed 14/2012, ss. 1(2), 5(b)
S. 7(6) amended 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 75, sch. 7, pt. 8
S. 7(6) subsection inserted 30/2004, ss. 40, 53 (2)
S. 8(4) amended 11/2013, ss. 1(2), 72(1), sch. 6, item 27
S. 9 applied 22/2002, ss. 1 (2), 9 (1)
S. 9(i) amended 14/2018, ss. 3(a), 13(4)
S. 9(m) amended 14/2018, ss. 3(b), 13(4)
S. 10(2)(f) amended 14/2018, ss. 4, 13(4)
S. 10(4) designated centre excluded from accounting requirement 6/2009, ss. 1(2), 48(6)(d)
S. 13(3)(a)(ii) deleted 9/2007, ss. 3(a), 9(3)
S. 13(3)(h) deleted 9/2007, ss. 3(a), 9(3)
S. 13(4) deleted 9/2007, ss. 3(b), 9(3)
S. 13(11) amended 33/2004, ss. 3, 4, 61 (1), 63, sch. 2, pt. 1
S. 13(12A) inserted 11/2013, ss. 1(2), 66
S. 13(13) subsec. inserted 9/2007, ss. 3(c), 9(3)
S. 13(14) subsec. inserted 9/2007, ss. 3(c), 9(3)
S. 14(2) amended 11/2013, ss. 1(2), 72(1), sch. 6, item 27
S. 15 (2) (d), applic. ext. 22/2000, ss. 1 (2) (3), 19 (1)
S. 15(2)(d) amended 14/2018, ss. 5(a), 13(4)
  14/2018, ss. 5(b), 13(4)
Ss. 16, 17 applied 11/2013, ss. 1(2), 44(17)
S. 18(1) amended 11/2013, ss. 1(2), 72(1), sch. 6, item 27
S. 21, applic. ext. 22/2000, ss. 1 (2) (3), 22 (8)
S. 23 substituted 14/2012, ss. 1(2), 6
S. 23(1)(a) substituted 14/2018, ss. 6(a), 13(4)
S. 23(2)(b) substituted 14/2018, ss. 6(b), 13(4)
S. 24 substituted 14/2012, ss. 1(2), 6
S. 24, applied with modifications 8/2001, ss. 1 (2), 42 (5)
S. 24(5)(b)(ii) amended 11/2013, ss. 1(2), 72(1), sch. 6, item 27
S. 24(7)(a) amended 11/2013, ss. 1(2), 72(1), sch. 6, item 27
S. 24(7)(b) amended 11/2013, ss. 1(2), 72(1), sch. 6, item 27
S. 24(7)(b)(ia) inserted 31/2015, ss. 32(a), 34(4)
S. 24(7)(b)(iii) amended 31/2015, ss. 32(b)(i), (ii), 34(4)
S. 24(7)(b)(iv) amended 31/2015, ss. 32(c), 34(4)
S. 24(7)(b)(v) inserted 31/2015, ss. 32(d), 34(4)
S. 24(13) repealed 11/2013, ss. 1(2), 65
Pt. 6 (ss. 25 - 37) establishment day appointed S.I. No. 246 of 2001, art. 2
S. 26, applic. ext. 22/2000, ss. 1 (2) (3), 21(6)
S. 28, applied with modifications 8/2001, ss. 1 (2), 42 (5)
  22/2002, ss. 1 (2), 9 (2)
S. 28 (1) (b) cl. deleted 23/2001, ss. 1 (3), 36 (a)
S. 29 substituted 14/2018, ss. 7(1), 13(4)
S. 29 (a) (c), applic. ext. 22/2000, ss. 1 (2) (3), 27
S. 29(1) amended 9/2007, ss. 4(a)(ii), 9(3)
  22/2000, ss. 1 (2), 26 (1)
S. 29(1)(c) substituted 9/2007, ss. 4(a)(i), 9(3)
S. 29(4) substituted 9/2007, ss. 4(b), 9(3)
S. 29(4A) substituted 9/2007, ss. 4(b), 9(3)
S. 29(4A), inserted 22/2000, ss. 1 (2) (3), 26 (2)
S. 29(4B) inserted 9/2007, ss. 4(b), 9(3)
S. 29(4C) inserted 9/2007, ss. 4(b), 9(3)
S. 29(4D) inserted 9/2007, ss. 4(b), 9(3)
S. 29(4E) amended 40/2013, ss. 1(2), 97, sch. 2 pt. 11 item 3
S. 29(4E) inserted 9/2007, ss. 4(b), 9(3)
S. 29(7)(b) amended 9/2007, ss. 4(c), 9(3)
S. 29(9), (10) amended 11/2013, ss. 1(2), 72(1), sch. 6, item 27
S. 29(13) subsec. inserted 9/2007, ss. 4(d), 9(3)
S. 29(14) subsec. inserted 9/2007, ss. 4(d), 9(3)
S. 29(15) subsec. inserted 9/2007, ss. 4(d), 9(3)
S. 29A inserted 14/2018, ss. 7(2), 13(4)
S. 29B inserted 14/2018, ss. 7(2), 13(4)
S. 29C inserted 14/2018, ss. 7(2), 13(4)
S. 29D inserted 14/2018, ss. 7(2), 13(4)
S. 29E inserted 14/2018, ss. 7(2), 13(4)
S. 29F inserted 14/2018, ss. 7(2), 13(4)
S. 32 repealed 14/2012, ss. 1(2), 7
S. 33(g) repealed 14/2018, ss. 12(a), 13(4)
S. 33(j)(iii) amended 40/2013, ss. 1(2), 97, sch. 2 pt. 11 item 4
S. 33(j)(iii), substituted 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 75 and sch. 7, pt. 8
S. 37A inserted 14/2018, ss. 8, 13(4)
S. 40(1), composition of Council specified S.I. No. 45 of 2003, art. 2 & schedule
  S.I. No. 247 of 2001, reg. 2 & schedule
S. 40(4), requirement to give notice to persons under. S.I. No. 245 of 2001, regs. 3, 4, 5
S. 41(2)(da) inserted 28/2012, ss. 1(2), 86 & sch. 3
S. 41(2)(f), procedure for advice given under. 30/2004, ss. 27, 53 (2)
S. 42, organisations designated S.I. No. 344 of 2013, reg. 2
S. 44(4) amended 33/2004, ss. 3, 4, 61 (1), 63, sch. 2, pt. 1
Part 8 (ss. 49 - 53) 47/2012, ss. 1(2), 12(4)
S. 53 bodies prescribed S.I. No. 353 of 2015, regs. 2, 3, schedule
S. 53 substituted 11/2015, s. 7
S. 53 amended 9/2007, ss. 5, 9(3)
S. 54 Educational Research Centre established S.I. No. 392 of 2015, arts. 4, 5
S. 54, National Council for Special Education dissolved 30/2004, ss. 45 (1), 53 (2)
S. 54, National Council for Special Education established S.I. No. 270 of 2004, arts. 4, 5
S. 54, State Examinations Commission established S.I. No. 373 of 2003, arts. 3, 4
S. 54 (6), subsec. substituted 23/2001, ss. 1 (3), 36 (b)
Part 10 (ss. 60-70) inserted 14/2018, ss. 9, 13(4)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 24 Education Act 1998 (Unregistered Persons) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 32 of 2014)
S. 33 Education Act 1998 (Publication of Inspection Reports on Schools and Centres for Education) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 153 of 2015)
  Education Act 1998 (Publication of Inspection Reports on Schools and Centres for Education) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 49 of 2006)
S. 37(6) Education Support Centres (Appointment and Secondment of Directors) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 281 of 2018)
  Education Support Centres (Appointment and Secondment of Directors) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 394 of 2017)
S. 38 Education Act, 1998 (National Council For Curriculum and Assessment) (Establishment Day) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 246 of 2001)
S. 40 Education Act 1998 (Composition of National Council For Curriculum and Assessment) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 131 of 2009)
S. 40(1) Education Act 1998 (Composition of National Council For Curriculum and Assessment) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 45 of 2003)
  Education Act, 1998 (Composition of National Council For Curriculum and Assessment) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 247 of 2001)
S. 40(4) Education Act 1998 (National Council For Curriculum and Assessment) (Appointment of Members) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 245 of 2001)
S. 42 Education Act 1998 (Section 42) (Designation of Organisations) Order 2013 (S.I. No. 344 of 2013)
S. 53 Education Act 1998 (Section 53) (Prescribed Public Bodies) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 353 of 2015)
S. 54 Educational Research Centre (Establishment)(Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 309 of 2017)
  Educational Research Centre (Establishment) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 392 of 2015)
  National Council For Special Education (Establishment) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 270 of 2004)
  State Examinations Commission (Establishment) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 373 of 2003)