Criminal Justice Act, 1984


1.—(1) This Act shall come into operation on such day or days as may be fixed therefor by order or orders of the Minister for Justice either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision and different days may be so fixed for different purposes and different provisions of this Act.

(2) An order shall not be made under subsection (1) in respect of any of the following sections namely, sections 4 to 6 , 8 to 10 , 15 , 16 , 18 and 19 until provisions relating to the investigation of complaints from the public against members of the Garda Síochána not above the rank of chief superintendent and the adjudication by a body other than the Garda Síochána of such complaints have been enacted by the Oireachtas and have come into operation and until regulations under section 7 have been made.

(3) Sections 12 and 14 shall not apply in relation to offences committed before the commencement of the section concerned.