S.I. No. 227/2014 - Prison (Amendment) Rules 2014.

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 3rd June, 2014.

I, FRANCES FITZGERALD, Minister for Justice and Equality, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 35 of the Prisons Act 2007 (as adapted by the Justice and Law Reform (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2011 ( S.I. No. 138 of 2011 )), hereby make the following rules:

1. (1) These Rules may be cited as the Prison (Amendment) Rules 2014.

(2) The Principal Rules and these Rules shall be construed as one and may be cited together as the Prison Rules 2007 to 2014.

(3) These Rules shall come into operation on 29 May 2014.

2. In these Rules “Principal Rules” means the Prison Rules 2007 ( S.I. No. 252 of 2007 ) (as amended by the Prison Rules (Amendment) 2013 ( S.I. No. 11 of 2013 )).

3. Rule 59 of the Principal Rules is amended by substituting the following for paragraph (1):

“(1) A prisoner who has been sentenced to—

(a) a term of imprisonment, or

(b) terms of imprisonment to be served consecutively,

shall be eligible, by good conduct, to earn a remission of sentence not exceeding one quarter of such term or terms, as the case may be.”.


GIVEN under my Official Seal,

28 May 2014.


Minister for Justice and Equality.