European Communities Act 2007

Validation of certain statutory instruments.

5.— (1) Every statutory instrument made before the passing of this Act—

(a) under a provision of a statute that did not provide for the exercise of the power conferred by that provision for the purpose of giving effect to a European act, and

(b) that purported to give effect to a European act,

shall, in so far as it purported to give such effect, have statutory effect as if it were an Act of the Oireachtas.

(2) If subsection (1) would, but for this subsection, conflict with a constitutional right of any person, the operation of that subsection shall be subject to such limitation as is necessary to secure that it does not so conflict but shall otherwise be of full force and effect.