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

Prisons Act 2007
No. 10 of 2007

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1 - 3 1 May 2007 Prison Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 180 of 2007), art. 2
Ss. 4 - 10 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
Ss. 11 - 16 1 October 2007 Prisons Act 2007 (Commencement) (No.2) Order 2007(S.I. No. 370 of 2007), art. 2
Ss. 17 - 32 1 May 2007 Prison Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 180 of 2007), art. 2
Ss. 33, 34 29 August 2008 Prisons Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 337 of 2008), art. 2
Ss. 35 - 37 1 May 2007 Prison Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 180 of 2007), art. 2
S. 38 1 October 2007 Prisons Act 2007 (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 650 of 2007), art. 2
Ss. 39 - 41 1 May 2007 Prison Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 180 of 2007), art. 2
S. 42(a) 1 October 2007 Prisons Act 2007 (Commencement) (No.2) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 370 of 2007), art. 2
S. 42(b), 42(c) 1 May 2007 Prison Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 180 of 2007), art. 2
S. 43 1 May 2007 Prison Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 180 of 2007), art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Transfer of cert. functions under Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011), arts. 1(2), 3 & sch. 1
S. 2 amended Prisons Act 2015 (No. 57 of 2015), ss. 1(2), 20
Pt. 3 (ss. 11-16) applied Prison Rules 2007 (S.I. No. 252 of 2007), rls. 1(2), 27(1), 29(1),66, 67(13), 68(1)
Pt. 3 (ss. 11-16) application extended Prison Rules 2007 (S.I. No. 252 of 2007), rls. 1(2), 66(1)
S. 12 applied Prison Rules 2007 (S.I. No. 252 of 2007), 1(2), sch. 1, par. 13
S. 13 references construed "Human Rights Commission" Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Act 2014 (No. 25 of 2014), ss. 1(3), 8, 44(2)
S. 15 applied Prison Rules 2007 (S.I. No. 252 of 2007), 1(2), sch. 1, par. 13
Pt. 4 (ss. 17-29) applied Direction Under Section 18(1) of Prisons Act 2007 (S.I. No. 240 of 2012)
  Direction under Section 18(1) of Prisons Act 2007 (S.I. No. 251 of 2007), reg. 1
S. 20(1)(c) transfer of functions Heritage (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 192 of 2011), arts. 1(2), 3(1) & sch., pt. 1
S. 26 resolution passed under Prison Development (Confirmation of Resolutions) Act 2013 (No. 28 of 2013), s. 1
  Prison Development (Confirmation of Resolutions) Act 2008 (No. 10 of 2008), s. 1
S. 28 transfer of functions Heritage (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 192 of 2011), arts. 1(2), 3(1) & sch., pt. 1

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 18(1) Direction Under Section 18(1) of Prisons Act 2007 (S.I. No. 240 of 2012)
  Direction under Section 18(1) of Prisons Act 2007 (S.I. No. 251 of 2007)
S. 35 Prison (Disciplinary Code for Officers) (Revocation) Rules 2020 (S.I. No. 261 of 2020)
  Prison (Amendment) Rules 2020 (S.I. No. 250 of 2020)
  Prison (Amendment) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 507 of 2018)
  Prison (Amendment) Rules 2017 (S.I. No. 276 of 2017)
  Prison (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2014 (S.I. No. 385 of 2014)
  Prison (Amendment) Rules 2014 (S.I. No. 227 of 2014)
  Prison Rules (Amendment) 2013 (S.I. No. 11 of 2013)
  Prison (Disciplinary Code for officers) (Amendment) Rules 2009 (S.I. No. 438 of 2009)
  Prison Rules 2007 (S.I. No. 252 of 2007)