Civil Registration (Amendment) Act 2012

Amendment of section 57 of Principal Act.

9. Section 57 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) in subsection (1), by substituting “a religious body or a secular body, grant to a member of the religious body or the secular body” for “a religious body, grant to a member of the body”, and

(b) by inserting the following subsections after subsection (2):

“(2A) An application under subsection (1) made by a secular body shall be accompanied by a certificate—

(a) in such form and containing such particulars as may be determined by an tArd-Chláraitheoir, and

(b) signed by an officer of the secular body concerned stating that the member in relation to whom the application is made has been selected, trained and accredited by the secular body in accordance with the procedures referred to in section 45A(1)(e) and is, in the opinion of the said officer, a fit and proper person to solemnise a marriage.

(2B) A religious body or a secular body that has made an application under subsection (1) shall, in relation to that application, provide an tArd-Chláraitheoir with such additional information as he or she may request within such period as may be specified in the request.”.