Updated to 10 November 2021 (Act No. 33 of 2021 and S.I. No. 589 of 2021)

Defamation Act 2009
No. 31 of 2009

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 1 January 2010 Defamation Act 2009 (Commencement) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 517 of 2009), art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Press Council recognised for the purposes of Defamation Act 2009 (Press Council) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 163 of 2010), art. 2
S. 17(2) amended Houses of the Oireachtas (Enquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Act 2013 (No. 33 of 2013), ss. 1(2), 132
S. 17(2)(w) amended Parole Act 2019 (28/2019), ss. 1(2), 38(a)(i)
S. 17(2)(x) inserted Parole Act 2019 (28/2019), ss. 1(2), 38(a)(ii)
S. 17(2)(y) inserted Parole Act 2019 (28/2019), ss. 1(2), 38(a)(ii)
S. 17(4) inserted Parole Act 2019 (28/2019), ss. 1(2), 38(b)
S. 36 repealed Blasphemy (Abolition of Offences and Related Matters) Act 2019 (43/2019), ss. 4, 5(2)
S. 37 repealed Blasphemy (Abolition of Offences and Related Matters) Act 2019 (43/2019), ss. 4, 5(2)
Sch. 1, pt. 1, para. 11 amended Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020), ss. 2(1)(i), 127(a)(i)
Sch. 1, pt. 1, para. 12 amended Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020), ss. 2(1)(i), 127(a)(ii)
Sch. 1, pt. 1, para. 13A inserted Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (No. 14 of 2014) ss. 1(2), 14(2)
Sch. 1, pt. 2, para. 1 amended Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020), ss. 2(1)(i), 127(b)(i)
Sch. 1, pt. 2, para. 2 amended Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020), ss. 2(1)(i), 127(b)(ii)
Sch. 1, pt. 2, para. 3 amended Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020), ss. 2(1)(i), 127(b)(iii)
Sch. 1, pt. 2, para. 4 amended Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020), ss. 2(1)(i), 127(b)(iv)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 44 Defamation Act 2009 (Press Council) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 163 of 2010)