S.I. No. 457/2019 - Judicial Council Act 2019 (Commencement) Order 2019

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 13th September, 2019.

I, Charles Flanagan, Minister for Justice and Equality, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 1 (2) of the Judicial Council Act 2019 (No. 33 of 2019), hereby order as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Judicial Council Act 2019 (Commencement) Order 2019.

2. The 10th day of September 2019 is appointed as the day on which the following provisions of the Judicial Council Act 2019 (No. 33 of 2019) shall come into operation:

(a) sections 1 and 2;

(b) section 24(4);

(c) section 25;

(d) sections 32 to 34;

(e) section 44(6);

(f) section 45;

(g) section 65;

(h) section 66(3).


GIVEN under my Official Seal,

9 September, 2019.


Minister for Justice and Equality.


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

This Order appoints 10 September 2019 as the date on which certain provisions of the Judicial Council Act 2019 come into operation. The provisions in question concern the appointment of the interim Secretary to the Council, and the process of identifying and recommending to the Government persons who are suitable for appointment to be lay members of the Sentencing Guidelines and Information Committee, the Judicial Conduct Committee and panels of inquiry.