Constitution (Consequential Provisions) Act, 1937

Revivor of enactments relating to Seanad Eireann.

10.—(1) In this section the expression “the Act of 1936” means the Seanad Eireann (Consequential Provisions) Act, 1936 (No. 26 of 1936).

(2) The Act of 1936 is hereby repealed as on and from the date of the first assembly of Seanad Eireann.

(3) The repeal by this section of the Act of 1936 shall (save as is otherwise expressly provided by this section) operate to revive and bring into force again on the date of such repeal every Act or part of an Act repealed by the Act of 1936 and, accordingly, as from the date of such repeal every Act of the Oireachtas of Saorstát Eireann (including private as well as public Acts) passed before the Act of 1936 and every order, regulation, or other instrument made under any such Act shall (save as is otherwise provided by this section) operate, have effect, and be construed as if the Act of 1936 had never been passed, but with and subject to the modification that every reference in any such Act or instrument to Seanad Eireann shall be construed and have effect as a reference to the House of the Oireachtas to which the name “Seanad Eireann” is given by section 1 of Article 15 of the Constitution.

(4) Nothing contained in the foregoing sub-sections of this section shall operate to revive any of the following Acts or portions of Acts and all such Acts or portions of Acts shall continue to be repealed and inoperative, that is to say:—

(a) Part VII of the Electoral Act, 1923 (No. 12 of 1923), and so much of section 65 of that Act as includes a Seanad election within the meaning of the word “election”, and also all references in the said Act to Seanad elections and Seanad electors;

(b) the Seanad Electoral Act, 1928 (No. 29 of 1928);

(c) the Seanad Bye-elections Act, 1930 (No. 1 of 1930);

(d) section 4 of the Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1933 (No. 14 of 1933).

(5) Nothing in this section shall prejudice or affect any specific repeal, revocation, or amendment of any Act, order, regulation, or instrument affected by the Act of 1936 made after the passing of that Act.