National Archives Act, 1986

Repeals, etc.

23.—(1) The following are hereby repealed—

(a) The Public Records (Ireland) Act, 1867,

(b) The Public Records (Ireland) Act, 1867, Amendment Act, 1875,

(c) The Parochial Records Act, 1876.

(2) (a) Notwithstanding subsection (1) all archives which were formerly public records held at the commencement of this section elsewhere than in the Public Record Office of Ireland under an Act mentioned in that subsection shall remain in the custody in which they are at such commencement: provided that the Taoiseach, after consultation with the Director—

(i) may make regulations relating to the manner in which such archives are to be kept and for their proper custody and

(ii) where he considers it necessary for the preservation of all or any of such archives may, by order, provide for the transfer of such archives to the National Archives or, with the consent of the Council, to another archival institution or other appropriate body.

(b) The Taoiseach, after consultation with the Director, may by order amend or revoke an order under this section.