Updated to 6 May 2022 (Act No. 6 of 2022 and S.I. No. 225 of 2022)

Succession Act 1965
No. 27 of 1965

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 1 January 1967 Succession Act, 1965 (Commencement Order), 1966, (S.I. No. 168 of 1966), art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Appl. 2/1985, s. 7, sch., par. 7
  26/1995, ss. 1(2), 15A as inserted by 33/1996, s. 52(g)
  33/1996, s. 18
  1/2003, ss. 12, 108
Rstrct. 26/1995, ss. 1(2)(a), 14
Power to make o. extinguishing rights under. 6/1989, ss. 17, 46(2)
S. 3(1) am. 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 64
  24/2010, ss. 1(2), 69
  14/2008, ss. 1(2), 67
  26/1987, ss. 1(2)(b), 28(a)
  8/1976, s. 68(1)
S. 3 (1), def. of "pecuniary legacy" appl. 1/2003 s. 113(1)(b)
S. 3 (1A), subsec. ins. 26/1987, s. 1(2)(b), 28(b)
S. 4A ins. 26/1987, ss. 1(2)(b), 29
S. 4A(1) am. 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 65(a)
S. 4A(1A) ins. 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 65(b)
S. 4A(2) am. 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 65(c)
S. 4A(2A) ins. 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 65(d)
S. 4A(4) subsec. substit. 21/2010, ss. 2, 173
S. 5 designated as s. 5(1) 14/2008, ss. 1(2), 68(a)
S. 5(2) subsec. ins. 14/2008, ss. 1(2), 68(b)
S. 5(3) subsec. ins. 14/2008, ss. 1(2), 68(b)
S. 6 (3) am. 31/2004, ss. 1(2), 47(a)
S. 6(3) substituted) 11/1981, ss. 4, 33 (3)
S. 6 (5), subsec. ins. 31/2004, ss. 1(2), 47(b)
S. 9 interpretation of inheritance tax clarified 1/2003, s. 113(1)
  8/1976, s. 68(1)
Ss. 10, 13 appl. 13/1993, s. 110(4)
S. 27A ins. 26/1987, ss. 1(2)(b), 30
S. 27A renumbered as subs. (1) 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 66(a)
S. 27A(1) am. 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 66(b)
S. 27A(2)-(3) ins. 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 66(c)
S. 30 (4) (b) (v), subpar. ins. 17/1989, ss. 1(2), 29(6)
S. 34 (3) interpretation of inheritance tax clarified 1/2003, s. 113(1)(a)
  8/1976, s. 68(1)
S. 44 application restricted 36/1971, ss. 6, 25(4)
S. 50(3) repealed 27/2009, ss. 2, 8(3) and sch. 2, pt. 5
S. 52(6) saving for 27/2009, ss. 2, 80(4)
S. 56 am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 70(a)
S.56 appl. 1/2003, s. 108(2)(a), (3)
S. 56(9) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 70(b)
S. 56(10) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 70(b)
S. 56(12) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 70(b)
Ss. 57, 58, saving for "infant" in. 2/1985, ss. 7(1), 9, sch., par. 4
S. 58(2) repealed 27/2009, ss. 2, 8(3) and sch. 2, pt. 5
S. 58(6) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 71
S. 60(1)(c) am. 27/2009, ss. 2, 8(1), sch. 1
S. 67(2)(b) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 72(a)
S. 67(3) rep. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 72(b)
S. 67(4) rep. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 72(b)
S. 67A ins. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 73
S. 67A(2)(a) am. 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 67(a)
S. 67A(3) am. 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 67(b)
S. 67A(3A) ins. 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 67(c)
S. 67B ins. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 73
S. 68 am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 74
S. 69 am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 75
S. 70 am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 76
S. 72A inserted 18/1997, s. 6
S. 72A(b) am. 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 68
S. 73 transfer of functions under S. I. No. 318 of 2015, arts. 1(2), 3(1), schedule
S. 73 saver for position of State under 27/2009, ss. 2, 9(3)(a)(ii)
S. 78 appl. S. I. No. 70 of 1994, arts. 6(2)(i), 7(2)(i), 8(17)
S. 82(1) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 77
S. 83 am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 78
S. 85(1) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 79
S. 85(1A) ins. 35/2015, ss. 1(2), 17
S. 95 repealed 27/2009, ss. 2, 8(3) and sch. 2, pt. 5
S. 97 repealed 27/2009, ss. 2, 8(3) and sch. 2, pt. 5
S. 98 appl. 1/2003, s. 42(1), (2)(b)
S. 109(1) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 80
S. 110 rep. 26/1987, ss. 1(2)(b), 32(h)
S. 111 form prescribed S.I. No. 483 of 2012, rls. 1, 72, 76(2)(b) & form 27
S. 111A ins. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 81
S. 112 am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 82
S. 113A ins. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 83
S. 114 am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 84
S. 115 am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 85(a)
S. 115(5) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 85(b)
S. 117 (1A), subsec. ins. 26/1987, ss. 1(2)(b), 31
S. 117(3A) subsec. ins. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 86
S. 117(3A) subsec. substit. 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 69
S. 117 (6) am. 33/1996, ss. 1(2), 46
S. 120 (2), am. prosp. 6/1989, ss. 42, 46 (2)
S. 120(2A) subsec. ins. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 87(a)
S. 120(3A) subsecs ins. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 87(b)
S. 120(4) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 87(c)
S.121, appl. with mods. 26/1995, ss. 1(2)(a), 25(5)
S. 121(2) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 88
S. 121(5) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 88
S. 121(6) am. 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 70
S. 121(7) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 88
Sch. 1, pt. 2, par. 8 interpretation of inheritance tax clarified 1/2003, s. 113 (1) (c)
  8/1976, s. 68 (1)
Pt. 9 appl. 1/2003, ss. 12(1)(c), (2)(c)(iii), 108(2)(a), (3)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 34(3)  Succession Act 1965 (Form of Administration Bond) (No. 2) Rules 1967 (S.I. No. 18 of 1967)
  Succession Act 1965 (Form of Administration Bond) Rules 1967 (S.I. No. 1 of 1967)
S. 129 District Probate Registries (Places and Districts) Order 1966 (S.I. No. 274 of 1966)