S.I. No. 408/2004 - Finance Act 2004 (Section 53(1)(A)(I))(Commencement) Order 2004

Made by the Minister for Finance

I, Charlie McCreevy, Minister for Finance, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 53 (2) of the Finance Act 2004 (No. 8 of 2004), hereby order as follows:

1.   This Order may be cited as the Finance Act 2004 (Section 53(1)(a)(i)) (Commencement) Order 2004.

2.   The 30th day of June 2004 is appointed as the day on which section 53 (1)(a)(i) of the Finance Act 2004 (No. 8 of 2004) comes into operation.

GIVEN under my Official Seal,

29th June 2004.


Charlie McCreevy

Minister for Finance.


(This note is not part of the instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

This order appoints the 30th day of June 2004 as the date for coming into operation of section 53 (1)(a)(i) of the Finance Act 2004 .

As a consequence:

The authority of the Revenue Commissioners to prescribe the form and contents of vehicle registration certificates is removed.

The registration certificate has been replaced by a combined registration/licensing certificate which is prescribed by EC Directive and is issued by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.