Statute Law Revision Act 2015

General statute law revision revocation and saver

2. (1) Subject to subsection (2), all instruments made before 1 January 1821 that are in force in the State immediately before the passing of this Act are revoked.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to—

(a) the instruments specified in Schedule 1 , or

(b) any saving, or any transitional or continuing matter, provided for or in respect of an instrument revoked by or under—

(i) any instrument made, or

(ii) any statute passed,

before the passing of this Act.

(3) Subsection (2)(b) is without prejudice to section 27 of the Act of 2005 and section 5 .

(4) The inclusion of an instrument in Schedule 1 shall not confer any statutory effect on the instrument or restrict the exercise of any power to amend or revoke that instrument.

(5) An instrument specified in column (3) of Schedule 1 , opposite a reference number specified in column (1) of that Schedule, may be revoked by an order made by the Minister of the Government specified in column (5) of that Schedule opposite that reference number.

(6) Subsection (5) is without prejudice to any other power of revocation, including section 22(3) of the Act of 2005.

(7) An order under subsection (5) shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if either such House, within the next 21 days on which the House sits after the order is laid before it, passes a resolution annulling the order, the order shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under it.