Updated to 16 May 2022 (Act No. 8 of 2022 and S.I. No. 235 of 2022)

Poisons Act 1961
No. 12 of 1961

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-20 26 June 1961 Poisons Act, 1961 (Date of Commencement) Order 1961 (S.I. No. 121 of 1961), art. 2
S. 21 1 March 1983 Poisons Act, 1961 (Commencement) Order 1982 (S.I. No. 187 of 1982), art. 2
S. 22 26 June 1961 Poisons Act, 1961 (Date of Commencement) Order 1961 (S.I. No. 121 of 1961), art. 2
Sch. 1 March 1983 Poisons Act, 1961 (Commencement) Order 1982 (S.I. No. 187 of 1982), art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Duty to provide information where non-compliance S. I. No. 117 of 2010, regs. 5, 6(3)(a)
Offences for purposes of S. I. No. 117 of 2010, reg. 23
Procedure for enforcement under S. I. No. 117 of 2010, regs. 14-20
Procedure for official controls under S. I. No. 117 of 2010, regs. 7-13
Procedure where action to ensure compliance S. I. No. 117 of 2010, reg. 5(6)
Provision of information where enforcement under S. I. No. 117 of 2010, reg. 3(2)
Transfer of functions 19/2007, ss. 1(2), 2 and 37. See also 29/1998, First Schedule, Part 1. Act within definition of "food legislation"
Trans. of functns. under. with savings. 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 4, 58, 59 (1) (2) (3), 74, schs. 3, 5
Trans. of cert. functns. 1/1970, s.6 (1) (2)
Ss. 3 (3) (a), (3) (b) am. 29/1995, ss. 38 (2), 35, sch.
Ss. 3, 4, applic. of to cert. regs. 23/1993, ss. 8 (3), 33 (2)
S.4 (1) am. 12/1977, ss. 33 (1) (a), 43 (2)
S. 4(1)(a) constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 4(1)(b) refs. constr. as "registered pharmacist" 20/2007, ss. 1(2), 75(1)
S. 13 trans. of functns. under. S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 & sch. 1
S. 14 regs. under restricted S.I. No. 861 of 2007, reg. 2
S. 14 power to disapply regs. under. 23/1993, ss. 8 (5), 33 (2)
S.14 and regs. am. 14/1962, s.6 (6)
S.14 am. 12/1977, ss. 33 (2), 43 (2)
S.14 (3) am. 12/1977, ss. 33 (1) (b), 43 (2)
S. 14(3)(c) constr. refs. 20/2007, ss. 1(2), 75(2)
S.14 (3) (j) (iv), subpar. substit. 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 72, sch. 6, pt. 4
S.14 (3) (k) (o) am. 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 72, sch. 6, pt. 4
S. 14(3A) subsec. ins. 20/2007, ss. 1(2), 74(1)
S.14 (4) (a), ref. constr. S. I. No. 107 of 1971, art. 3, sch.
S.15 regs. under restricted S.I. No. 861 of 2007, reg. 2
S.15 power to disapply regs. under 23/1993, ss. 8 (5), 33 (2)
S.15 am. 12/1977, ss. 33 (2), 43 (2)
S.15A ins. 12/1977, ss. 33 (1) (c), 43 (2)
S. 17 procedure prescribed for proceedings under S.I. No. 511 of 2008, regs. 2, 16
  S.I. No. 188 of 1982, regs. 2, 21(1)
S. 17 powers designated S.I. No. 188 of 1982, regs. 2, 20(1)
S. 17 form prescribed S.I. No. 188 of 1982, regs. 2, 21(2), schedule 15
S. 18A s. ins. 20/2007, ss. 1(2), 74(2)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 2 Comhairle na Nimheanna Order 1962 (S.I. No. 44 of 1962)
S. 7 Comhairle na Nimheanna Order 1962 (S.I. No. 44 of 1962)
S. 14 Poisons Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 511 of 2008)
  Poisons (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 351 of 2003)
  Poisons (Amendment) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 353 of 1991)
  Poisons (Amendment) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 424 of 1986)
  Poisons (Amendment) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 349 of 1984)
  Poisons (Amendment) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 51 of 1983)
  Poisons Regulations 1982 (S.I. No. 188 of 1982)
  Poisons Act, 1961 (Paraquat) Regulations 1975 (S.I. No. 146 of 1975)
  Poisons Act, 1961 (Paraquat) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 95 of 1968)
S. 15 Poisons (Prohibition of the Use of Certain Substances For Agricultural Purposes) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 361 of 1991)
  Poisons (Control of Residues in Foods of Animal Origin) (Amendment) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 236 of 1986)
  Poisons (Control of Residues in Foods of Animal Origin) Regulations 1985 (S.I. No. 257 of 1985)
S. 15A Poisons (Control of Residues in Foods of Animal Origin) (Amendment) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 236 of 1986)
  Poisons (Control of Residues in Foods of Animal Origin) Regulations 1985 (S.I. No. 257 of 1985)
16 Poisons Act, 1961 (Paraquat) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 95 of 1968)
S. 22 Poisons Act, 1961 (Commencement) Order 1982 (S.I. No. 187 of 1982)
  Poisons Act, 1961 (Date of Commencement) Order 1961 (S.I. No. 121 of 1961)