Central Mental Hospital (Relocation) Act 2020


Number 28 of 2020

Central Mental Hospital (Relocation) Act 2020


1. Definitions

2. Relocation day

3. Transfer of persons to Central Mental Hospital and transitional provisions

4. Closure day

5. Exclusions

6. Expenses

7. Repeal

8. Short title and commencement

Acts Referred to

Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006 (No. 11)

Defence Act 1954 (No. 18)

Interpretation Act 2005 (No. 23)

Mental Health Act 2001 (No. 25)

Mental Treatment Act 1961 (No. 7)


Number 28 of 2020


An Act to provide for the relocation of the Central Mental Hospital from its current premises in Dundrum, County Dublin to a premises in Portrane, County Dublin; to provide for the transfer of persons lawfully detained in the Central Mental Hospital Dundrum to the Central Mental Hospital Portrane; to provide for transitional arrangements; to provide for the closure of the former Central Mental Hospital Dundrum; to provide for the repeal of section 39 of the Mental Treatment Act 1961 ; and to provide for related matters.

[20th December, 2020]

Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows: