Marriages Act, 1972

Substitutions for certain references to age.

18.—(1) The Minister for Health may, by regulations, substitute, for any reference to the age of twenty-one contained in any Act specified in the next subsection, a reference to any lesser age.

(2) The Acts referred to in the foregoing subsection are:

(a) the Marriages (Ireland) Act, 1844,

(b) the Marriage Law (Ireland) Amendment Act, 1863 ,

(c) the Matrimonial Causes and Marriage Law (Ireland) Act, 1870 .

(3) Every regulation under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the regulation is passed by either such House within the next twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the regulation is laid before it, the regulation shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.