Updated to 5 August 2022 (Act No. 28 of 2022 and S.I. No. 411 of 2022)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 1 October 1991 Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act 1991 (Commencement) Order 1991 (S.I. No. 235 of 1991), art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Amended - “Child and Family Agency” substituted for “Health Service Executive” 40/2013, ss. 1(2), 97, schedule 2 pt. 5
Construction of references amended S. I. No. 297 of 1997, art. 4(2), schedule
Court fees excluded for proceedings under S.I. No. 369 of 1997, arts. 2, 5(a)(vi)
Ct. powers in proceedings under 26/1995, ss. 1(2)(a), 47(1), 47(6)(g)
Part II (ss. 3-16) contracting states specified S.I. No. 238 of 1998, arts. 2, 3
Part III (ss. 17-34) contracting states specified S.I. No. 237 of 1998, arts. 2, 3
Saving for 37/2000, ss. 12(a), 19(2)
Transfer of functions 40/2013, ss. 1(2), 6, 82, schedule 1
  S. I. No. 297 of 1997, art. 4(1)(a), schedule
  42/2004, ss. 3(1), 4, 58, 59(1), 59(2), 59(3), schedule 3
S. 2 amended S.I. No. 400 of 2022, regs. 1(2), 9(a)
S. 2 definition amended 26/1995, ss. 1(2)(a), 55(b)
  42/2004, ss. 3(1), 75, schedule 6, pt. 12
S. 2 definitions amended 40/1997, ss. 1(2), 18
S. 2 definition substituted 26/1995, ss. 1(2)(a), 55(a)
S. 2 definitions substituted 26/1995, ss. 1(2), 55
S. 2(1) amended S.I. No. 112 of 2005, regs. 1(2), 8(a)(i), 8(a)(ii)
S. 2(2) inserted S.I. No. 112 of 2005, regs. 1(2), 8(a)(iii)
Pt. II (ss. 3-16) contracting States specified S.I. No. 400 of 2011, arts. 2(a), 4, schedule 1
  S.I. No. 220 of 2008, arts. 2(a), 4, schedule 1
  S.I. No. 507 of 2001, art. 2(a), 4, schedule 1
  S.I. No. 123 of 1997, arts. 2, 3
S. 6 amended S.I. No. 112 of 2005, regs. 1(2), 8(b)
S. 7(2) substituted S.I. No. 112 of 2005, regs. 1(2), 8(c)
S. 7(2)(b) amended S.I. No. 400 of 2022, regs. 1(2), 9(b)(i), (ii)
S. 14 amended 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 75, schedule 6, pt. 12
S. 15(1) substituted S.I. No. 112 of 2005, regs. 1(2), 8(d)
Pts. 2, 3 (ss. 3-34) amended S. I. No. 507 of 2001, par. 2 (a)
  S. I. No. 508 of 2001
Pt. III (ss. 17-34) contracting States specified S.I. No. 508 of 2001, art. 2(a), 4, schedule 1
  S.I. No. 124 of 1997, arts. 2, 3
S. 30 amended 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 75, schedule 6, pt. 12
S. 36(5) references construed 13/2021, s. 4(2), schedule 2
S. 36A inserted 37/2000, ss. 17, 19(2)
S. 37(2) substituted 42/2004, ss. 3(1), 75, schedule 6, pt. 12, item 4(a)
S. 37(3) amended 42/2004, ss. 3(1), 75, schedule 6, pt. 12, items 4(a), 4(b)
S. 37(4) amended 42/2004, ss. 3(1), 75, schedule 6, pt. 12, items 4(a), 4(b)
S. 37(5) amended 42/2004, ss. 3(1), 75, schedule 6, pt. 12, items 4(a), 4(b)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 4 Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act 1991 (Section 4) (Hague Convention) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 400 of 2011)
  Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act 1991 (Section 4) (Hague Convention) Order 2008 (S.I. No. 220 of 2008)
  Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act 1991 (Section 4) (Hague Convention) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 507 of 2001)
S. 4(1) Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act 1991 (Contracting States)(Hague Convention)(Section 4(1)(B)) Order, 1998 (S.I. No. 478 of 1998)
  Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act 1991 (Contracting States) (Hague Convention) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 238 of 1998)
  Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act 1991 (Contracting States) (Hague Convention) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 123 of 1997)
S. 4(3) Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act 1991 (Contracting States)(Hague Convention)(Revocation) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 477 of 1998)
  Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act 1991 (Contracting States)(Hague Convention)(Amendment) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 476 of 1998)
S. 8(1) Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act 1991 (Appointment of Central Authorities) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 121 of 1993)
S. 18 Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act 1991 (Section 18) (Luxembourg Convention) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 508 of 2001)
S. 18(1) Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Acts 1991 (Contracting States) (Luxembourg Convention) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 237 of 1998)
  Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act (Contracting States) (Luxembourg Convention) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 124 of 1997)
S. 22(1) Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act 1991 (Appointment of Central Authorities) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 121 of 1993)