Updated to 17 May 2020 (Act No. 2 of 2020 and S.I. No. 175 of 2020)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 27 April 2002 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Authorised officer may exercise powers under S.I. No. 324 of 2008, reg. 15(3)
Licence applicant information requirements S.I. No. 295 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 4(2)
Functns. of Regulator ext. S.I. No. 336 of 2011, reg. 30(2)
  S.I. No. 535 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 19(2)
Restricted S.I. No. 477 of 2011, regs. 1(3), 42(22), sch. 2 (col. cit.)
Saver S.I. No. 855 of 2004, arts. 1(2), 3
Saver for regs. made under S.I. No. 855 of 2004, arts. 1(2), 3
Transfer of certain functions under S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 & sch. 1
  S.I. No. 300 of 2002, arts. 1(2), 4(1)(a) & schedule, pt. 1.
S. 2(1) amended S.I. No. 484 of 2013, regs. 1(2), 34(1)(a)
  21/2011, s. 8
  2/2010, s. 16(a)
  18/2009, s. 152(2)
  22/2007, ss. 1(2), 3(a)-(f)
  23/2003, s. 45 (a)
S. 2(2) repealed 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 3(g).
S. 3(3) amended 23/2003, s. 45(b)
S. 4 establishment day appointed S.I. No. 510 of 2002, art. 2
S. 9 repealed 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 4(1).
S. 10 amended 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 5(a).
S. 10(1)(aa) inserted S.I. No. 228 of 2013, reg. 3(3)
S. 10(1)(ab) inserted S.I. No. 484 of 2013, regs. 1(2), 34(1)(b)
S. 10(1)(ac) inserted S.I. No. 336 of 2014, reg. 3(a)
S. 10(1)(ad) inserted S.I. No. 343 of 2019, reg. 5
S. 10(1)(ba) inserted 21/2011, s. 9(a)
S. 10(1)(bb) inserted 3/2017, ss. 2(a), 3(2)
S. 10(1)(c) substituted 21/2011, s. 9(b)
S. 10(1)(ca) par. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 5(b).
S. 10(1)(cb) par. inserted 2/2010, s. 5(1)(a)
S. 10(1)(d) substituted 2/2010, s. 5(1)(b)
  22/2007, ss. 1(2),5(c)
S. 10(1)(d)(ii) procedure for investigation under 2/2010, s. 9
S. 10(1)(d)(ii) procedure following certain decisions under 2/2010, s. 10
S. 10(1)(da) par. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 5(c)
S. 10(1A)-(1E) inserted S.I. No. 484 of 2013, regs. 1(2), 34(1)(c)
S. 10(1B) substituted S.I. No. 336 of 2014, reg. 3(b)
S. 10(2) substituted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 5(d).
S. 10(3) amended 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 5(e).
S. 10(5) inserted 3/2017, ss. 2(b), 3(2)
S. 10(6) inserted 3/2017, ss. 2(b), 3(2)
S. 12 applied S.I. No. 305 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 6
S. 12 objectives applied S.I. No. 307 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 20(1) & (2), 22(6), 23(2), 28, 29(1), 31(6) & (9)
  S.I. No. 308 of 2003, regs. 1, 14(2)
S. 12 applied S.I. No. 307 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 23(1)
S. 12(1)(b) amended 2/2010, s. 16(b)(i)
S. 12(1)(c) amended 2/2010, s. 16(b)(ii)
S. 12(1)(c) substituted 21/2011, s. 10(a)
S. 12(1)(c) applied 21/2011, s. 30(3)
S. 12(1)(d) inserted 2/2010, s. 16(b)(iii)
S. 12(2)(a)(iii) repealed S.I. No. 333 of 2011, reg. 41(1)
S. 12(2)(b)(iii) repealed S.I. No. 333 of 2011, reg. 41(1)
S. 12(2A) inserted 21/2011, s. 10(b)
S. 12(2A)(d)(I)(II) const. refs. 29/2014, ss. 1(5), 8, 39
S. 12(4) amended 21/2011, s. 10(c)
S. 13 saver S.I. No. 335 of 2011, regs. 11(1),(7)
  S. I. No. 306 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 11(1), (7)
S. 13 applied S.I. No. 335 of 2011, reg. 19(1)
  S.I. No. 307 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 22(1), 23(1)
  S. I. No. 306 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 20(1)
S. 13(1) amended 2/2010, s. 16(c)
S. 13(7)(aa) inserted 21/2011, s. 5 & sch. 2
S. 13(7)(b) amended 21/2011, s. 5 & sch. 2
S. 13A s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 6
S. 13B s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 6
S. 13C s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 6
S. 13D s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 6
S. 13D(1) saver S.I. No. 338 of 2010, arts. 1(2), 10
S. 13E s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 6
S. 13F inserted 21/2011, s. 11
S. 13G inserted 21/2011, s. 12
S. 24 saver from disclosure 30/2014, ss. 1(2), (3), 41, sch. 3
S. 24A s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 7
S. 24A(1) amended 21/2011, s. 45(1)(a)
S. 24A(2) amended 21/2011, s. 45(1)(b)
S. 24A(2)(a) substit. 21/2011, s. 45(1)(c)
S. 24A(2A) inserted 14/2014, ss. 1(2), 24(1), sch. 4 pt. 1 item 5
S. 24A(5) am. 21/2011, s. 45(1)(d)
S. 24B s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 7
S. 24B(1) substituted 21/2011, s. 45(2)
S. 24B(1A) inserted 14/2014, ss. 1(2), 24(1), sch. 4 pt. 1 item 5
S. 24C renumbered as subs. (1) 14/2014, ss. 1(2), 24(1), sch. 4 pt. 1 item 5
S. 24C amended 21/2011, s. 45(3)
S. 24C s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 7
S. 24C(2) inserted 14/2014, ss. 1(2), 24(1), sch. 4 pt. 1 item 5
S. 26(8), subsec. substituted 23/2003, s. 45(e)
S. 29 transfer of certain functions under 10/2011, ss. 1(2), 6, 9, 20 & sch. 2 pt. 1
S. 30 levies imposed S.I. No. 181 of 2013, art. 4(1)
  S.I. No. 339 of 2010, arts. 1(2), 4
  S.I. No. 319 of 2005, arts. 1(2), 4
  S.I. No. 401 of 2004, arts. 1(2), 4, 5
  S.I. No. 733 of 2003, arts. 1(2), 4
  S.I. No. 346 of 2003, arts. 1(2), 4, 5
S. 30, application extended S.I. No. 308 of 2003, regs. 1, 28(8)
S. 30(1), application extended S.I. No. 307 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 14(4)
S. 30(1) amended S.I. No. 306 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 19(a)(iv)
S. 30(1)(a) amended S.I. No. 306 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 19(a)(i)
S. 30 (1)(b) amended S.I. No. 306 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 19(a)(ii)
S. 30(1)(c) inserted S.I. No. 306 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 19(a)(iii)
S. 30(1)(c) repealed S.I. No. 335 of 2011, reg. 28(1)
S. 30(1A), subsec. inserted S.I. No. 306 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 19(d)
S. 30(2A) subs. inserted 2/2010, s. 16(d)(i)
S. 30(2) substit 21/2011, s. 44(a)
S. 30 (3) amended 21/2011, s. 44(b)
  2/2010, s. 16(d)(ii)
  S.I. No. 306 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 19(b)
S. 30(6) substit. 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 8
S. 30(11) substit. 2/2010, s. 16(d)(iii)
S. 30(11)(b) am. S.I. No. 306 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 19(c)
S. 30(11A) inserted 21/2011, s. 44(c)
S. 30(11A)(b) appeal procedure 21/2011, s. 52
S. 30(12A) subsec. inserted S.I. No. 306 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 19(e)
S. 30(12B), subsec. inserted S.I. No. 306 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 19(e)
S. 30(13) amended 2/2010, s. 16(d)(iv)
S. 31(2) amended 2/2010, s. 16(e)
S. 31A s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 9
S. 31B s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 9
S. 31B(2)(c) substituted 2/2010, s. 16(f)
S. 31B(2)(d) para. inserted 2/2010, s. 16(f)
S. 31C s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 9
S. 31C(2) amended 2/2010, s. 16(g)
S. 32(1) amended 2/2010, s. 16(h)
S. 37 applied S.I. No. 335 of 2011, reg. 19(1)
  S. I. No. 306 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 20(1)
S. 37 saver S.I. No. 335 of 2011, regs. 11(1),(7)
  S. I. No. 306 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 11(1), (7)
S. 38A s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 10
S. 38A saver S.I. No. 338 of 2010, arts. 1(2), 10
S. 38A(1) amended 21/2011, s. 13
S. 38B s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 10
S. 38C s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 10
S. 38D s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 10
S. 38E s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 10
S. 38F s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 10
S. 38G s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 10
S. 39 application extended S.I. No. 484 of 2013, regs. 1(2), 35
  S.I. No. 228 of 2013, reg. 9
  S.I. No. 792 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 8
S. 39 applied S.I. No. 307 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 17(6)
S. 39 restricted S.I. No. 333 of 2011, reg. 10(1)
S. 39, saver S.I. No. 338 of 2010, arts. 1(2), 10
  S.I. No. 307 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 17(1)
S. 39(1) amended 2/2010, s. 16(i)(i)
S. 39(2) applied with modifications S.I. No. 337 of 2011, reg. 32(3)
  S. I. No. 308 of 2003, regs. 1, 33(3)
S. 39(3) amended 2/2010, s. 16(i)(ii)
S. 39(3) applied with modifications S.I. No. 337 of 2011, reg. 32(3)
  S.I. No. 308 of 2003, regs. 1, 33(3)
S. 39(3) authorised officer may exercise powers under S.I. No. 113 of 2005, regs. 1(2), 7(3)
  S.I. No. 114 of 2005, regs. 1(2), 7(3)
  S.I. No. 79 of 2003, reg. 16(3)
  S.I. No. 529 of 2003, reg. 15(2)
  S.I. No. 675 of 2003, reg. 9(3)
S. 39(3) transfer of powers under S.I. No. 189 of 2011, reg. 8(3)
S. 39(3)(a) amended 2/2010, s. 16(i)(iii)
S. 39(3)(b) amended 2/2010, s. 16(i)(iii)
S. 39(3)(c) amended 2/2010, s. 16(i)(iii)
S. 39(3)(g) amended 2/2010, s. 16(i)(iii)
S. 39(4) applied with modifications S.I. No. 337 of 2011, reg. 32(3)
  S.I. No. 308 of 2003, regs. 1, 33(3)
S. 39(5) applied with modifications S.I. No. 337 of 2011, reg. 32(3)
  S.I. No. 308 of 2003, regs. 1, 33(3)
S. 39(6) power to bring prosecution under assigned S.I. No. 337 of 2011, reg. 35
  S.I. No. 308 of 2003, regs. 1, 35 (2)
S. 40 application extended S.I. No. 228 of 2013, reg. 9
S. 40 applied S.I. No. 792 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 8
S. 40 applied with modifications S.I. No. 337 of 2011, reg. 32(3)
  S.I. No. 308 of 2003, regs. 1, 33(3)
S. 41 applied with modifications S.I. No. 337 of 2011, reg. 32(3)
  S.I. No. 308 of 2003, regs. 1, 33(3)
S. 43 substituted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 11
S. 43(2) substituted 21/2011, s. 59(a)
S. 43(3) inserted 21/2011, s. 59(b)
S. 44 applied S.I. No. 792 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 7(7)
  S.I. No. 305 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 20(6)
  S.I. No. 307 of 2003, regs. 1 (2), 33 (3), 35 (8)
  S.I. No. 306 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 25(5)
  S.I. No. 529 of 2003, reg. 13(3)
S. 44 application extended S.I. No. 337 of 2011, reg. 35(4)
  S.I. No. 335 of 2011, reg. 23(2)
  S.I. No. 334 of 2011, reg. 21(2)
  S.I. No. 333 of 2011, reg. 33(2)
  S.I. No. 792 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 6(5)
  S.I. No. 109 of 2007, reg. 21(6)
  S.I. No. 307 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 33(7)
S. 44 restricted S.I. No. 337 of 2011, reg. 35(3)
  S.I. No. 335 of 2011, reg. 23(1)
  S.I. No. 334 of 2011, reg. 21(1)
  S.I. No. 333 of 2011, reg. 33(1)
  S.I. No. 792 of 2007, regs. 1(2), 6(4)
  S.I. No. 307 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 33(3)
  S.I. No. 306 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 25(2)
  S.I. No. 305 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 20(2)
S. 44(1) amended 21/2011, s. 60
S. 44(1) notice form prescribed S.I. No. 318 of 2003, reg. 2 & schedule
S. 44(1) substituted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 12(a)
S. 44(5) repealed 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 12(b)
S. 44(7) repealed 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 12(b)
S. 45 substituted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 13
S. 46 substituted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 13
S. 46A s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 14
S. 46B s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 14
S. 46C s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 14
S. 46D s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 14
S. 46E s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 14
S. 51(1) renamed s. 51 as result of del. of subsec. 2 23/2003, s.45 (c)
Pt. 5 (ss. 52-60), saver for. S.I. No. 334 of 2011, reg. 8(3)(c)
  S.I. No. 305 of 2003, regs. 1(2), 9(3)
S. 52 def. of "physical infrastructure" substituted S.I. No. 333 of 2011, reg. 39
S. 52 def. of "authority" inserted 2/2010, s. 21(1)(a)
S. 52 def. of "consent" substituted 2/2010, s. 21(1)(b)
S. 52 def. of "NRA" inserted 2/2010, s. 21(1)(c)
S. 52 defs. of "public road", "road", "road authority" and "roadworks" substit. 2/2010, s. 21(1)(d)
S. 53 amendment of rights and obligations S.I. No. 306 of 2003, regs. 1(2) & 15(2)
S. 53 charges under S.I. No. 306 of 2003, regs. 1(2) & 20(3)
S. 53 obligations of rights holders S.I. No. 333 of 2011, reg. 21
S. 53 publication of information S.I. No. 306 of 2003, regs. 1(2) & 21
S. 53 substituted 2/2010, s. 21(2)
S. 53 transfer of functions under S.I. No. 815 of 2007, art. 3(1) and Part 1, Schedule
S. 53(1)(a)(ii) amended S.I. No. 391 of 2016, reg. 19(a)
S. 53(4A) inserted S.I. No. 391 of 2016, reg. 19(b)
S. 53(6) amended S.I. No. 391 of 2016, reg. 19(c)(i)
S. 53(6)(a), (c) amended S.I. No. 391 of 2016, reg. 19(c)(ii)
S. 55 substituted 2/2010, s. 21(3)
S. 56 substituted 2/2010, s. 21(3)
S. 56 transfer of functions under S.I. No. 815 of 2007, art. 3(1) and Part1, Schedule
S. 57A s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 15
S. 58A s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 16
S. 58B s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 16
S. 58C s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 16
S. 58D s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 16
S. 58E s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 16
S. 58F s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 16
S. 58G s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 16
S. 58H s. inserted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 16
S. 59 new heading inserted before 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 17
S. 60 amended 21/2011, s. 5 & sch. 2
S. 60(1)(e) substituted 2/2010, s. 21(4)
Sch. 1 substituted 22/2007, ss. 1(2), 18
Sch. 1, pt. 1 amended 23/2003, s.45 (d)
Sch. 1, pt. 1, par. 4(b) deleted 21/2011, s. 5 & sch. 2
Sch. 1, pt. 2, par. 36 deleted 21/2011, s. 5 & sch. 2

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 4 Communications Regulation Act 2002 (Establishment Day) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 510 of 2002)
S. 30 Communications Regulation Acts 2002 to 2010 (Section 30) Premium Rate Services Interim Levy Order 2010 (S.I. No. 339 of 2010)
  Communications Regulation Act 2002 (Section 30) Postal Levy Order 2005 (S.I. No. 319 of 2005)
  Communications Regulation Act 2002 (Section 30) Postal Levy Order, 2004 (S.I. No. 401 of 2004)
  Communications Regulation Act, 2002 (Section 30) Postal Levy Order, 2003 (S.I. No. 733 of 2003)
  Communications Regulation Act, 2002, (Section 30) (Amendment) Levy Order 2003 (S.I. No. 392 of 2003)
  Communications Regulation Act, 2002 (Section 30) Levy Order, 2003 (S.I. No. 346 of 2003)
S. 30(2) Communications Regulation Act 2002 (Section 30) Postal Levy Order 2013 (S.I. No. 181 of 2013)
S. 44(1) Communications Regulation Act 2002 (Notice of Intention to Prosecute) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 318 of 2003)
S. 46A Communications (Mobile Telephone Roaming) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 156 of 2010)
  European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Data Protection and Privacy) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 526 of 2008)
  Communications (Mobile Telephone Roaming) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 792 of 2007)
  European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services)(Universal Service and Users’ Rights) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 374 of 2007)
  European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services)(Access)(Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 373 of 2007)
  European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Authorisation) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 372 of 2007)
  European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Framework) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 271 of 2007)
S. 46A (3), (4), (7) European Communities (Postal Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 135 of 2008)