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

Ombudsman Act 1980
No. 26 of 1980

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 7 July 1983 Ombudsman Act 1980 (Appointed Day) Order 1983, S.I. No. 424 of 1983

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Appl. with ness. mods. 1/1999, ss. 1(2), 50(2) (4)
  17/2005, s. 28(4)
  14/2005, ss. 1(2), 40
Non applic. of 36/2004, ss. 4(7)(a), (b), 19(2)
  36/2004, ss. 4(7)(a), (b), 19(2)
Ombudsman power to prosecute 14/2005, ss. 1(2), 55(4)(b)
Trans. of functns. under. S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 & sch. 1
  S.I. No. 81 of 1987, art. 4
Trans. of functns. under with transit. provns. 42/2004, ss. 3(1), 4, 58, 59 (1) (2) (3), 74, schs. 3, 5 pt. 9
S. 1(1) am. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 3(a)
S. 1(1) applied with modifications 14/2005, ss. 1(2), 40(a)
S. 1(3) am. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 3(b)
S. 1A ins. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 4
S. 2(2A) ins. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 5(a)
S. 2(3)(c) substituted 37/2012, ss. 1(2), 61(a)
  7/2004, schedule 2, pt. 3 as inserted by 39/2018, s. 7, schedule
S. 2(3)(c) am. 7/2004, ss. 3, 6, 7, 10, sch. 2, pt. 2
S. 2(5)(a) am. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 5(b)
S. 2(5)(b) am. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 5(b)
S. 2(6), non applic. of. 30/2014, ss. 1(2), (3), 43(5)(b)
  13/1997, ss. 1(2) (3), 33(5)
S. 2(7) substit. 37/2012, ss. 1(2), 61(b)
S. 2(7) am. 7/2004, ss. 3, 6, 7, 10, sch. 2, pt. 2
S. 2(7) deleted 7/2004, schedule 2, pt. 3 as inserted by 39/2018, s. 7, schedule
S. 3(1) substit. 39/2011, ss. 1(2), 13
S. 4 saving for. S.I. No. 445 of 1997, reg. 25(1)(b)(iii)
S. 4 applied with modifications 14/2005, ss. 1(2), 40(b)
S. 4(2) substit. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 6(a)
S. 4(2), saving for. 32/2003, ss. 1(2), 36
S. 4(2)(a) appl. 32/2003, ss. 1(2), 23(3)
S. 4(3) substit. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 6(a)
S. 4(4) substit. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 6(a)
S. 4(4A) ins. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 6(a)
S. 4(5)(ii) am. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 6(b)
S. 4(5)(iii) substit. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 6(b)
S. 4(5)(iv) ins. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 6(b)
S. 4(9) del. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 6(c)
S. 4(9A) ins. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 6(c)
S. 4(10) substit. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 6(c)
S. 4(10) am. 19/1984, s. 1
S. 4(11) ins. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 6(c)
S. 4A ins. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 7
S. 5(1) substit. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 8(a)
S. 5(1) am. 18/2002, ss. 1 (3), 58 (1) (a) (b) (2)
S. 5(1)(a) applied with modifications 14/2005, ss. 1 (2), 40 (c)
S. 5(1)(gg) am. 4/2003, s. 22
S. 5(1)(gg) ins. 18/2002, ss. 1 (3), 58 (1) (c), (2)
S. 5(1)(f), (g), am. with savings. 22/2002, ss. 1 (2), 12
S. 5(2) substit. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 8(a)
S. 5(2A) ins. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 8(a)
S. 5(3)(b) am. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 8(b)
S. 6(2) substit. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 9
S. 6(3) substit. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 9
S. 6(3A) ins. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 9
S. 6(4) substit. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 9
S. 6 applied with modifications 14/2005, ss. 1 (2), 40 (d)
S. 7(1)(aa) ins. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 10(a)
S. 7(1)(c) ins. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 10(b)
S. 7(1)(d) ins. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 10(b)
S. 7(1)(e) ins. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 10(b)
S. 7 applied with modifications 14/2005,ss. 1 (2), 40 (e)
S. 7 appl. with mods. 22/2002, ss. 1 (2), 14, 15, 16
S. 8 appl. with mods. 22/2002, ss. 1 (2), 14, 15, 16
S. 8(2)(a) am. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 11
S. 8A ins. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 12
S. 9 application extended S.I. No. 81 of 1989, regs. 2, 3
S. 9(2)(a) am. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 13(a)
S. 9(2)(b) am. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 13(a)
S. 9(2)(c) am. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 13(b)
S. 9(2)(d) ins. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 13(c)
S. 9 appl. with mods. 22/2002, ss. 1 (2), 14, 15, 16
S. 10(1), subsec. substit. 18/2005, ss. 2 (1), 20
S. 10(4) del. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 14
S. 10(4) am. 33/2004, ss. 3, 4, 61 (1), 63, sch. 2, pt. 1
S. 10A ins. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 15
Sch. 1 substit. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 16 & schedule pt. 1
Sch. 1 am. 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 75, sch. 6, pt. 8
Sch. 1, pt. 1 amended 35/2012, ss. 1(2), 28
  21/2011, s. 5 & sch. 2
  10/2011, ss. 1(2), 6 & 61
  17/2006, ss. 1(3), 23
  12/2006, ss. 2(1), 78(1)
  33/2004, ss. 3, 4, 61 (1), 63, sch. 2, pt. 1
  29/2001, s. 18
  S.I. No. 332 of 1984, arts. 1(2), 2(a)
Sch. 1 constr. of. refs 42/2015, ss. 1(4), 13(3), 76(3)
  16/2015, ss. 1(2), 66(2), (3)
  1/1999, ss. 1 (2), 50 (2)
Sch. 1, pt. 2 amended S. I. No. 66 of 1985, art. 2
  19/2007, ss.1(2), 40(1) and sch. 3, pt. 1
  21/2010, ss. 2, 167(a)
  35/2012, ss. 1(2), 28
  S.I. No. 66 of 1985, arts. 1(2), 2
  S.I. No. 332 of 1984, arts. 1(2), 2(b)
Sch. 2 substit. 38/2012, ss. 1(3), 16 & schedule pt. 2
Sch. 2 transfer of functions 10/2010, ss. 5 (2), 8, & sch. 2, pt. 5
Sch. 2 amended 23/2014, ss. 1(3), 5(1), sch. 1 pt. 2 item 6
  S. I. No. 69 of 1985, art. 2
  32/2000, ss. 7 (1), 8 (2), sch.
  12/2001, ss. 12 (1), 13 (2), sch., pt. 1
  42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 75, sch. 6, pt. 8
  19/2007, ss.1(2), 40(1) and sch. 3, pt. 1
  10/2010, ss. 5 (2), 8(3)(a), & sch. 2, pt. 5
  21/2010, ss. 2, 167(b)
  S.I. No. 69 of 1985, arts. 1(2), 2
Sch. 2 constr. of refs. 15/2019, s. 8(2)
  16/2015, ss. 1(2), 66(2), (3)
  29/2014, ss. 1(5), 8, 39
  27/2014, ss. 31(14), (15), 32(2), 33(4) 35(2)
  25/2014, ss. 1(3), 8, 44(2)
  5/2014, ss. 8(1), (2), 9(3)
  25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(3)
Sch. 2 part II para. (f)(ii) restricted S. I. No. 341 of 2013, reg. 4
Sch. 2 item 28 references construed 7/2018, ss. 9, 14(2), (4)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 1A(1)  Ombudsman Act 1980 (Section 1A) (No. 2) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 300 of 2015
S. 3(2) Ombudsman Superannuation (Amendment) Scheme 2003 (S.I. No. 167 of 2003)
  Ombudsman (Spouses' and Children's) Contributory Pension Scheme 1989 (S.I. No. 269 of 1989)
  Ombudsman Superannuation Scheme 1987 (S.I. No. 70 of 1987)
S. 4(10) Ombudsman Act 1980 (Section 4(10)) Order 2013 (S.I. No. 341 of 2015)
  Ombudsman Act1980 (Second Schedule) (Amendment) Order 1985 (S.I. No. 69 of 1985)
  Ombudsman Act 1980 (First Schedule) (Amendment) Order 1985 (S.I. No. 66 of 1985)
  Ombudsman Act (First Schedule) (Amendment) Order 1984 (S.I. No. 332 of 1984)
S. 12(2) Ombudsman Act, 1980 (Appointed Day) Order 1983 (S.I. No. 424 of 1983)