Updated to 6 June 2024 (Act No. 15 of 2024 and S.I. No. 291 of 2024)

The effects marked with a red background are not reflected in the most recent Revised Act. To scroll to next the unapplied effect(s), click here.

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1, 2 18 May 2007 Criminal Justice Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 236 of 2007), art. 3
S. 3 1 July 2007 Criminal Justice Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 236 of 2007), art. 4
Ss. 4, 5 18 May 2007 Criminal Justice Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 236 of 2007), art. 3
S. 6 1 July 2007 Criminal Justice Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 236 of 2007), art. 4
Ss. 7, 8 18 May 2007 Criminal Justice Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 236 of 2007), art. 3
Ss. 9, 10 1 July 2007 Criminal Justice Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 236 of 2007), art. 4
Ss. 11-13 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
Ss. 14, 15 1 July 2007 Criminal Justice Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 236 of 2007), art. 4
Ss. 16, 17 18 May 2007 Criminal Justice Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 236 of 2007), art. 3
S. 18 1 July 2007 Criminal Justice Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 236 of 2007), art. 4
S. 19 insofar as it inserts par. (a) of s. 28(3) of the Criminal Procedure Act 1967 (No. 12 of 1967)  1 May 2009 Criminal Justice Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 165 of 2009), art. 2,
S. 19 other than insofar as it inserts par. (a) of s. 28(3) of the Criminal Procedure Act 1967 (No. 12 of 1967)  Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
Ss. 20- 27 18 May 2007 Criminal Justice Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 236 of 2007), art. 3
Ss. 28- 32 1 July 2007 Criminal Justice Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 236 of 2007), art. 4
Ss. 33- 40 18 May 2007 Criminal Justice Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 236 of 2007), art. 3
S. 41 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
Ss. 42, 43 18 May 2007 Criminal Justice Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 236 of 2007), art. 3
S. 44 9 May 2007 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 45- 56 18 May 2007 Criminal Justice Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 236 of 2007), art. 3
S. 57 1 July 2007 Criminal Justice Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 236 of 2007), art. 4
Ss. 58- 60 18 May 2007 Criminal Justice Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 236 of 2007), art. 3
Sch. 1 1 July 2007 Criminal Justice Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 236 of 2007), art. 4
Sch. 2 18 May 2007 Criminal Justice Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 236 of 2007), art. 3

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Act, Part 2 included in collectively cited Bail Acts s. 1(3)
Act, Part 5 included in collectively cited Misuse of Drugs Acts s. 1(4)
Act, Part 6 included in collectively cited Firearms Acts s. 1(5)
Act, Part 7 included in collectively cited Garda Síochána Acts s. 1(6)
Act, Part 8 included in collectively cited Sea-Fisheries Acts s. 1(7)
S. 1(6) repealed Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 5, schedule 1
S. 2 amended Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (24/2023), ss. 1(5), 5(a)
S. 12 amended with transitional provisions Garda Síochána (Functions and Operational Areas) Act 2022 (7/2022), ss. 1(2), 5(1), 24, sch. 3 ref. 6
S. 25(2)(b)-(e) deleted with retrospective application Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2021 (36/2021), ss. 8, 10, 11(2)
S. 25(8)(b) amended Parole Act 2019 (28/2019), ss. 1(2), 37(a)
S. 25(8)(c) amended Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 76(a)
  Parole Act 2019 (28/2019), ss. 1(2), 37(b)
S. 25(8)(ca) inserted Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 76(b)
S. 25(8)(d) inserted Parole Act 2019 (28/2019), ss. 1(2), 37(c)
S. 26(2) amended with transitional provisions Garda Síochána (Functions and Operational Areas) Act 2022 (7/2022), ss. 1(2), 4(1), 13, 26, sch. 1 ref. 25
S. 26(9) amended with transitional provisions Garda Síochána (Functions and Operational Areas) Act 2022 (7/2022), ss. 1(2), 4(1), 13, 26, sch. 1 ref. 25
S. 26A new section inserted Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 32 of 2009), s. 14(1)
S. 26A(1)(a) amended Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (24/2023), ss. 1(5), 5(b)(i)
S. 26A(1)(aa) inserted Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (24/2023), ss. 1(5), 5(b)(ii)
S. 26A(1)(b) amended Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (24/2023), ss. 1(5), 5(b)(iii)
S. 26A(7) amended with transitional provisions Garda Síochána (Functions and Operational Areas) Act 2022 (7/2022), ss. 1(2), 4(1), 13, 26, sch. 1 ref. 25
S. 26A(10) specification of restrictions and conditions Post-Release (Restrictions on Certain Activities) Orders Scheme 2010 (S.I. No. 330 of 2010), art. 2, sch.
S. 41 repealed Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 5, schedule 1
S. 50 power to take samples and prints from persons in custody Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (No. 11 of 2014), ss. 1(2), 9, 11-13, 31-33, 35, 86, 100
S. 50 destruction of samples taken in custody Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (No. 11 of 2014), ss. 1(2), 76-80, 84, 85
S. 50(1)(c) amended Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 32 of 2009), s. 23(1)(a)
S. 50(1)(d) amended Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (24/2023), ss. 1(5), 5(c)(i)
  Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 32 of 2009), s. 23(1)(b)
S. 50(1)(e) amended Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (24/2023), ss. 1(5), 5(c)(ii)
S. 50(1)(e) new paragraph inserted Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 32 of 2009),s. 23(1)(c)
S. 50(1)(f) inserted Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (24/2023), ss. 1(5), 5(c)(iii)
S. 50(4A) new subsection inserted Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 32 of 2009), s. 23(2)(a)
S. 50(4B) new subsection inserted Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 32 of 2009), s. 23(2)(a)
S. 50(4C) new subsection inserted Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 32 of 2009), s. 23(2)(a)
S. 50(9) substituted Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 32 of 2009), s. 23(2)(b)
S. 51(1) construction of references Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (No. 11 of 2014) ss. 1(2), 166
S. 51(1) substituted Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 32 of 2009), s. 23(3)
S. 51(1A) new subsection inserted Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 32 of 2009), s. 23(3)
S. 52 amended Criminal Justice Act 2017 (14/2017), ss. 11, 13(2)
  Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (No. 11 of 2014), ss. 1(2), 108(a)
  Criminal Justice Act 2011 (No. 22 of 2011), ss. 1(2), 14
  Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 32 of 2009), s. 23(4)
S. 52(1), (2) inserted Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (No. 11 of 2014), ss. 1(2), 108(b)-(c)
Sch. 2, para. 2(aa) inserted Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (24/2023), ss. 1(5), 75
Sch. 2 par. 9(b) substituted Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 32 of 2009), s. 14(2)
Sch. 2 par. 9(ba) inserted Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 (No. 32 of 2009), s. 14(2)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 26A Post-Release (Restrictions on Certain Activities) Orders Scheme 2010 (S.I. No. 330 of 2010)