Updated to 21 June 2024 (Act No. 14 of 2024 and S.I. No. 281 of 2024)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
S. 1 21 March 1978 Commenced on enactment
S. 2 7 April 1978 S. 2(4)
S. 3 21 March 1978 Commenced on enactment
S. 4 29 March 1978 S. 4(3)
S. 5 1 October 1978 S. 5(2)
S. 6 21 March 1978 Commenced on enactment
S. 7 in so far as it relates to widow's (non-contributory) pension 7 April 1978 S. 7(2)
S. 7 in so far as it relates to deserted wife's allowance, social assistance allowance for unmarried mothers and prisoner's wife's allowance 6 April 1978 S. 7(2)
S. 8 1 April 1978 S. 8(2)
S. 9 7 April 1978 S. 9(2)
S. 10 6 April 1978 S. 10(2)
S. 11 6 April 1978 S. 11(2)
S. 12 3 April 1978 S. 12(2)
S. 13 3 April 1978 S. 13(2)
S. 14 in so far as it relates to disability benefit, unemployment benefit, maternity allowance, maternity grant and death grant 3 April 1978 S. 14(4)(a)
S. 14 in so far as it relates to deserted wife's benefit, invalidity pension and retirement pension 6 April 1978 S. 14(4)(b)
S. 14 in so far as it relates to old age (contributory) pension, widow's (contributory) pension and orphan's (contributory) allowance 7 April 1978 S. 14(4)(c)
S. 15 3 April 1978 S. 15(2)
S. 16 1 April 1978 S. 16(2)
S. 17(1) 3 April 1978 S. 17(1)(b)
S. 17(2) 3 April 1978 S. 17(2)(d)
S. 17(3) 3 April 1978 S. 17(3)(b)
S. 18 3 April 1978 S. 18(3)
S. 19 in so far as it does not relate to increases provided for in ss. 17(2), 18(2), 18(3), 19, 20, 21(2) and 22 of the Social Welfare (Occupational Injuries) Act 1966 (No. 16 of 1966) 3 April 1978 S. 19(3)
S. 19 in so far as it relates to increases provided for in ss. 17(2), 18(2), 18(3), 19, 20, 21(2) and 22 of the Social Welfare (Occupational Injuries) Act 1966 (No. 16 of 1966) 7 April 1978 S. 19(4)
S. 20 7 April 1978 S. 20(2)
Ss. 21-23 21 March 1978 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Rep., continuance of instrs., etc. 1/1981, ss. 310-312, sch. 6, pt. 2

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
None