Water Services (Amendment) Act 2022


Number 39 of 2022




Preliminary and general


1. Short title, collective citation and commencement

2. Definitions

3. Expenses

4. Repeals


Reorganisation of Uisce Éireann

5. Change of name of Irish Water

6. Appointed day

7. Amendment of section 2 of Principal Act

8. Amendment of section 4 of Principal Act

9. Amendment of section 5 of Principal Act

10. Amendment of section 6 of Principal Act

11. Insertion of sections 6A and 6B in Principal Act

12. Amendment of section 7 of Principal Act

13. Amendment of section 15 of Principal Act

14. Final accounts and final annual report of Uisce Éireann as subsidiary of Ervia

15. Insertion of sections 17A to 17E in Principal Act

16. Accountability to Committee of Public Accounts

17. Amendment of section 19 of Principal Act

18. Amendment of section 20 of Principal Act

19. Amendment of section 21 of Principal Act

20. Amendment of section 23 of Principal Act

21. Amendment of section 26 of Principal Act

22. Amendment of section 32 of Principal Act

23 Transfer of staff to Uisce Éireann

24. Transfer of rights and liabilities and preservation of contracts

25. Liability for loss occurring before appointed day

26. Transfer of records


Dissolution of Water Advisory Body

27. Dissolution day

28. Final report on Uisce Éireann and final annual report of Water Advisory Body


Amendment of other Acts

29. Amendment of Water Services Act 2007

30. Amendment of No. 2 Act of 2013

31. Miscellaneous amendments


Miscellaneous amendments

Acts Referred to

Adoptive Leave Acts 1995 and 2005

Carer’s Leave Act 2001 (No. 19)

Companies Act 2014 (No. 38)

Comptroller and Auditor General (Amendment) Act 1993 (No. 8)

Data Sharing and Governance Act 2019 (No. 5)

Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (No. 2) Act 2009 (No. 41)

Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2010 (No. 38)

Gas Act 1976 (No. 30)

Interpretation Act 2005 (No. 23)

Maternity Protection Acts 1994 and 2004

Minimum Notice and Terms of Employment Acts 1973 to 2005

Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2011 (No. 10)

Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 (No. 20)

Parent’s Leave and Benefit Act 2019 (No. 35)

Parental Leave Acts 1998 to 2019

Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (No. 11)

Prompt Payment of Accounts Act 1997 (No. 31)

Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003 (No. 29)

Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001 (No. 45)

Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004 (No. 33)

Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012 (No. 37)

Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 (No. 7)

Redundancy Payments Acts 1967 to 2022

Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 (No. 5)

Stamp Duties Consolidation Act 1999 (No. 31)

Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 (No. 39)

Terms of Employment (Information) Acts 1994 to 2014

Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2015

Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 (No. 50)

Water Services Act 2007 (No. 30)

Water Services Act 2013 (No. 6)

Water Services Act 2017 (No. 29)

Water Services Acts 2007 to 2017


Number 39 of 2022


An Act to provide that Irish Water shall be known only as Uisce Éireann; to provide for the reorganisation of Uisce Éireann, the separation of Uisce Éireann from Ervia, the removal of Ervia’s functions relating to Uisce Éireann, and for those purposes to make certain amendments to the Gas Act 1976 , the Water Services Act 2013 , the Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 , the Water Services Act 2017 and certain other enactments; to make further provision for the board and chief executive officer of Uisce Éireann; to amend the accounting and reporting requirements of Uisce Éireann; to provide for accountability by Uisce Éireann to a Committee of Dáil Éireann; to provide for the transfer of certain staff, rights and liabilities and records from Ervia to Uisce Éireann; to provide for the dissolution of the Water Advisory Body; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

[7th December, 2022]

Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows: