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

Abattoirs Act 1988
No. 8 of 1988

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-3(1)  other than insofar as they apply to knackeries 1 September 1989 Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Commencement) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 150 of 1989) art. 2
S. 3(2) 1 June 1992 Abattoirs Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1992 (S.I. No. 88 of 1992), art. 2
S. 3(3) other than insofar as it applies to knackeries 1 September 1989 Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Commencement) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 150 of 1989) art. 2
Ss. 4-6  other than insofar as they apply to knackeries 1 September 1989 Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Commencement) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 150 of 1989) art. 2
Ss. 7-20 1 September 1989 Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Commencement) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 150 of 1989) art. 2
Ss. 21-34 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order
S. 35 1 September 1989 Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Commencement) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 150 of 1989) art. 2
Ss. 36-43 1 June 1992 Abattoirs Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1992 (S.I. No. 88 of 1992), art. 2
Ss. 44-46 1 June 1992 Abattoirs Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1992 (S.I. No. 88 of 1992), art. 2
Ss. 47-52 1 September 1989 Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Commencement) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 150 of 1989) art. 2
Ss. 53-67 other than insofar as they apply to knackeries 1 September 1989 Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Commencement) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 150 of 1989) art. 2
First Schedule See s. 3
Second Schedule See s. 47
Third Schedule See s. 48
Fourth Schedule See s. 50

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Affected by. S. I. No. 179 of 1996, regs. 1 (b), 48 (1)
Am. 22/1994, ss. 5, 37 (5) (b)
Certain references to "sanitary authority" construed as references to "Irish Water" 50/2013, ss. 1(3), 6, 7(4)
Cert. meat deemed to be unfit for human consumption for purp. of. S. I. No. 218 of 1988, reg. 10 (2)
Ctnc. of officers. 2/2000, ss. 1 (5), 30 (1) (a) (2)
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)
Saver S.I. No. 434 of 1997, reg. 1(2), 22
Saving for. S. I. No. 434 of 1997, reg. 22
  2/2000, ss. 1 (5), 5, 31, sch. 2, pts. 4, 6
  S.I. No. 165 of 2000, reg. 6(h)
S.2 (1), def. of "animal" am. S.I. No. 422 of 1997, art. 2
S. 2(1) amended S.I. No. 422 of 1997, arts. 2, 3
Pt. 2 (ss. 7-20) rep. S.I. No. 910 of 2005, regs. 1, 19(2), sch. 2
S. 8 restricted road freight license granted under S.I. No. 35 of 1995, art. 2
S.11, revocation of licence under. 2/2000, ss. 1 (5), 16, 17, 32 (1) (b) (2)
S. 13(2) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 168 and schedule, pt. 3, item 12
S. 19 restrictions on performance of reserved function under S.I. No. 231 of 2014, regs. 2, 6-10
S. 19 reserved function conferred 37/2001, ss. 131, 131A, sch. 14A pt. 3 (see also 1/2014, ss. 1(22), 21(4), sch. 3)
S. 19(1) reserved function conferred S.I. No. 37 of 1993, art. 3, schedule
Pt. 3 (ss. 21 - 34) rep. S. I. No. 910 of 2005, regs. 1, 19(2), sch. 2
S. 28(2) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 168 and schedule, pt. 3, item 13
S.35 (1) (a) am. 37/2001, ss. 7, 113 (1), 246 (a)
S.35 (3) appl. S. I. No. 89 of 1992, reg. 5
S.35 (4), applic. rstrct. 31/1993, ss. 1 (5), 31
S.35 (4), subsec. substit. 37/2001, ss. 7, 113 (1), 246 (b)
S.35 (5) (6) am. 37/2001, ss. 7, 113 (1), 246 (c)
S.36 appl. S. I. No. 90 of 1992, reg. 7
S.41 appl. S. I. No. 90 of 1992, reg. 5 (1)
Pt. 5 (ss. 44-46) rep. S. I. No. 34 of 1995, reg. 14 (1) table
S.44 (2) amended S.I. No. 177 of 1992, regs. 1(2), 6
S.47 (2) rep. 2/2000, ss. 1 (5), 37 (2)
S. 49 application restricted S.I. No. 432 of 2009, reg. 32(2)(c)
S.52 rep. 22/1994, ss. 5, 6 (5)
S. 66(1) trans. of functns. under S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 & sch. 1
Sch. 2 rep. 2/2000, ss. 1 (5), 37 (3)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 1(2) Abattoirs Act (Section 62(2)) (Repeal of Bye-Laws) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 151 of 1989)
S. 2(3) Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Amendment) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 422 of 1997)
S. 20 Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Abattoirs) (Amendment) Regulations, 1998 (S.I. No. 12 of 1998)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Abattoirs) (Amendment) Regulations, 1997 (S.I. No. 424 of 1997)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Abattoirs) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 152 of 1989)
S. 39 Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination and Health Mark) (Revocation) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 420 of 2014)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination) (Salmonella in Pigs) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 521 of 2009)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination and Health Mark) (No. 2) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 373 of 2009)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination and Health Mark) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 154 of 2009)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination) (Salmonella in Pigs) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 114 of 2007)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination and Health Mark) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 67 of 2007)
  Abattoirs (Control of Designated Bovine Offal) (Revocation) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 565 of 2006)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 278 of 2003)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 182 of 2003)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 153 of 2003)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 165 of 2002)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Abattoirs) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 328 of 1999)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 327 of 1999)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 512 of 1998)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination) (Amendment) Regulations, 1998 (S.I. No. 6 of 1998)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination) (Amendment) Regulations, 1997 (S.I. No. 425 of 1997)
  Abattoirs (Control of Designated Bovine Offal) Regulations, 1996 (S.I. No. 106 of 1996)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 89 of 1992)
S. 40 Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination and Health Mark) (Revocation) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 420 of 2014)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination and Health Mark) (No. 2) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 373 of 2009)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination and Health Mark) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 154 of 2009)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination and Health Mark) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 67 of 2007)
  Abattoirs (Health Mark) (Amendment) Regulations, 1997 (S.I. No. 423 of 1997)
  Abattoirs (Health Mark) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 90 of 1992)
S. 61 Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Abattoirs) (Amendment) Regulations, 1998 (S.I. No. 12 of 1998)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Abattoirs) (Amendment) Regulations, 1997 (S.I. No. 424 of 1997)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Abattoirs) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 152 of 1989)
S. 62(2) Abattoirs Act (Section 62(2)) (Repeal of Bye-Laws) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 151 of 1989)
S. 63 Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination) (Salmonella in Pigs) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 521 of 2009)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination) (Salmonella in Pigs) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 114 of 2007)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 278 of 2003)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 182 of 2003)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 153 of 2003)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 165 of 2002)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Abattoirs) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 328 of 1999)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 327 of 1999)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Veterinary Examination) (Amendment) Regulations, 1997 (S.I. No. 425 of 1997)
  Abattoirs Act, 1988 (Abattoirs) (Amendment) Regulations, 1997 (S.I. No. 424 of 1997)
  Abattoirs (Health Mark) (Amendment) Regulations, 1997 (S.I. No. 423 of 1997)
  Abattoirs (Control of Designated Bovine Offal) Regulations, 1996 (S.I. No. 106 of 1996)
S. 63(3) Abattoirs (Health Mark) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 90 of 1992)