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

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Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
S. 1 9 July 2014 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 317 of 2014), art. 2(a)
S. 2 in so far as it relates to ss. 147, 148 9 July 2014 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 317 of 2014), art. 2(b)
S. 2 in so far as not already in operation 20 November 2015 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 508 of 2015), art. 2(a)
Ss. 3-8 20 November 2015 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 508 of 2015), art. 2(a)
Ss. 9-58 20 November 2015 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 508 of 2015), art. 2(b)
Ss. 59-66 20 November 2015 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 508 of 2015), art. 2(c)
S. 67(1) 20 November 2015 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 508 of 2015), art. 2(c)
Ss. 67(2)(a)-67(2)(d) 20 November 2015 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 508 of 2015), art. 2(c)
S. 67(2)(e) 3 December 2018 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 503 of 2018), art. 2
Ss. 67(2)(f) - 67(2)(j) 20 November 2015 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 508 of 2015), art. 2(c)
Ss. 67(3), 67(4) 20 November 2015 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 508 of 2015), art. 2(c)
Ss. 68-70 20 November 2015 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 508 of 2015), art. 2(c)
S. 71 20 November 2015 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 508 of 2015), art. 2(d)
S. 72(1) 20 November 2015 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 508 of 2015), art. 2(d)
Ss. 72(2)(a)-72(2)(e) 20 November 2015 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 508 of 2015), art. 2(d)
S.72(2)(f) other than insofar as it relates to Chapter 2 of Part 12 20 November 2015 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 508 of 2015), art. 2(d)
S.72(2)(f) insofar as it relates to Chapter 2 of Part 12 3 December 2018 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 503 of 2018), art. 2
S. 72(2)(g) 20 November 2015 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 508 of 2015), art. 2(d)
Ss. 72(3)-72(7) 20 November 2015 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 508 of 2015), art. 2(d)
Ss. 73, 74 20 November 2015 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 508 of 2015), art. 2(d)
Ss. 75-108 20 November 2015 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 508 of 2015), art. 2(e)
S. 109 in so far as it relates to ss. 122 - 146 20 November 2015 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 508 of 2015), art. 2(f)
S. 109 in so far as it relates to ss. 147, 148 9 July 2014 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 317 of 2014), art. 2(b)
Ss. 110 - 121 3 December 2018 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 503 of 2018), art. 2
Ss. 122-127 insofar as that chapter relates to an Art. 7 request within the meaning of that chapter 20 November 2015 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 508 of 2015), art. 2(g)
Ss. 122-127 insofar as that chapter does not relate to an Art. 7 request within the meaning of that chapter 3 December 2018 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 503 of 2018), art. 2
Ss. 128-146 20 November 2015 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 508 of 2015), art. 2(h)
Ss. 147, 148 9 July 2014 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 317 of 2014), art. 2(c)
Ss. 149-171 20 November 2015 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 508 of 2015), art. 2(i)
S. 172 22 June 2014 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
References construed Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), ss. 9, 14(2), (4)
Applicable legislation for processing of personal data confirmed Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), ss. 1(3), 8(1)(b)
S. 2(1) amended Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(a)
  Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 82
Pt. 2 (ss. 9-26) provisions for taking of samples prescribed Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA System) Act 2014 (Section 156) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 528 of 2015), regs. 1(2), 3-13
S. 11(1) application restricted Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA System) Act 2014 (Section 11) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 527 of 2015), regs. 1(2), 3, 4
S. 25(7) amended with transitional provisions Garda Síochána (Functions and Operational Areas) Act 2022 (7/2022), ss. 1(2), 4(1), 13, 22, 26, sch. 1 ref. 30
Pt. 3 (ss. 27-30) provisions for taking of samples prescribed Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA System) Act 2014 (Section 156) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 528 of 2015), regs. 1(2), 14-17
Pt. 4 (ss. 31-39) provisions for taking of samples prescribed Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA System) Act 2014 (Section 156) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 528 of 2015), regs. 1(2), 18-28
S. 31(1)(a)(ii) amended Parole Act 2019 (28/2019), ss. 1(2), 39(a)
S. 31(1)(a)(iia) inserted Parole Act 2019 (28/2019), ss. 1(2), 39(b)
S. 31(1)(c)(ii) amended Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 78(1)(a)(iv)
S. 31(1)(c)(ii)(I) amended Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 78(1)(a)(i)
S. 31(1)(c)(ii)(IA) inserted Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 78(1)(a)(ii)
S. 31(1)(c)(ii)(III), (IV) inserted Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 78(1)(a)(iii)
S. 31(9) amended with transitional provisions Garda Síochána (Functions and Operational Areas) Act 2022 (7/2022), ss. 1(2), 4(1), 13, 22, 26, sch. 1 ref. 30
S. 31(14)(b) amended Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 78(1)(b)(i)
S. 31(14)(b)(i) amended Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 78(1)(b)(ii)
S. 31(14)(b)(ii) amended Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 78(1)(b)(iii)
S. 31(14)(b)(iii) inserted Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 78(1)(b)(iv)
S. 32(1)(c)(ii) inserted Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 78(2)(a)(iv)
S. 32(1)(c)(ii)(I) amended Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 78(2)(a)(i)
S. 32(1)(c)(ii)(IA) inserted Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 78(2)(a)(ii)
S. 32(1)(c)(ii)(III), (IV) inserted Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 78(2)(a)(iii)
S. 32(9) amended with transitional provisions Garda Síochána (Functions and Operational Areas) Act 2022 (7/2022), ss. 1(2), 4(1), 13, 22, 26, sch. 1 ref. 30
S. 32(15)(b) amended Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 78(2)(b)(i)
S. 32(15)(b)(i) amended Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 78(2)(b)(ii)
S. 32(15)(b)(iii) inserted Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 78(2)(b)(iv)
S. 32(15)(b)(ii) amended Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 78(2)(b)(iii)
S. 33(10)(b) amended Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 78(3)(a)
S. 33(10)(b)(i) amended Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 78(3)(b)
S. 33(10)(b)(ii) amended Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 78(3)(c)
S. 33(10)(b)(iii) inserted Criminal Justice (Mutual Recognition of Custodial Sentences) Act 2023 (3/2023), ss. 1(4), 78(3)(d)
S. 40 amended Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(b)
Pt. 5 (ss. 40-47) provisions for taking of samples prescribed Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA System) Act 2014 (Section 156) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 528 of 2015), regs. 1(2), 29-30
S. 41(2)(b) amended Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(c)(i)
S. 41(2)(c) inserted Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(c)(ii)
S. 42(2)(b) substituted Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(d)(i)(I)
S. 42(2)(c) substituted Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(d)(i)(II)
S. 42(3)(a) amended Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(d)(ii)(I)
S. 42(3)(c) amended Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(d)(ii)(II)
S. 44(2)(b) amended Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(e)
S. 45(2)(ba) inserted Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(f)(i)
S. 45(2)(c) substituted Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(f)(ii)
Pt. 6 (ss. 48-52) provisions for taking of samples prescribed Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA System) Act 2014 (Section 156) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 528 of 2015), regs. 1(2), 31-34
S. 50(4) amended with transitional provisions Garda Síochána (Functions and Operational Areas) Act 2022 (7/2022), ss. 1(2), 4(1), 13, 22, 26, sch. 1 ref. 30
S. 67(2)(d) amended Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(g)
S. 68(10) inserted Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 83
S. 69 references to processing construed Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), ss. 1(3), 166
S. 72(1) amended Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 84(a)
S. 72(2)(a) amended Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 84(b)(i)
S. 72(2)(b) amended Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 84(b)(ii)
S. 72(2)(c) amended Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 84(b)(iii)
S. 72(2)(d) amended Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(h)
  Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 84(b)(iv)
S. 72(2)(e) substituted Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 84(b)(v)
S. 72(3) amended Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 84(c)
S. 72(4) substituted Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 84(d)
S. 72(5) substituted Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 84(e)
S. 72(6) substituted Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 84(f)
S. 72(7) amended Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 84(g)
S. 73 amended Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(i)
S. 73(3) amended Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 85(a)
S. 73(4) amended Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 85(b)
Pt. 10 (ss. 77-99) provisions for destruction or removal of samples and profiles prescribed Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA System) Act 2014 (Section 156) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 528 of 2015), regs. 1(2), 35-39 (see also reg. 11(7))
S. 99 substituted Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(j)
S. 109(1) amended Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 86
  European Union (International Cooperation) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 721 of 2020), regs. 2, 3
S. 113(1) substituted Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 87(a)
S. 113(2) amended Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 87(b)
S. 113(3) substituted Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 87(c)
S. 114(1) amended Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 88(a)
S. 114(2) substituted Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 88(b)
S. 114(3) amended Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 88(c)
S. 114(4) substituted Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 88(d)
S. 115(1) substituted Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 89(a)
S. 115(3) amended Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 89(b)
S. 116(2) amended Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 90(a)
S. 116(4) substituted Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 90(b)
S. 118(a) amended Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 91
S. 121(1)(b) substituted Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(k)
S. 122 references to personal data construed Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), ss. 1(3), 165
S. 122 references to processing construed Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), ss. 1(3), 166
S. 123 references to personal data construed Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), ss. 1(3), 165
S. 123 references to processing construed Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), ss. 1(3), 166
S. 124 references to processing construed Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), ss. 1(3), 166
S. 124(1)(c) amended Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 92(a)
S. 124(3)(b) amended Defence Forces (Evidence) Act 2022 (16/2022), ss. 1(2), 92(b)
S. 125 Functions transferred and references construed Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), ss. 9, 14(1), (2), (4)
S. 126 Functions transferred and references construed Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), ss. 9, 14(1), (2), (4)
S. 126(2) substituted Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(l)
S. 127 Functions transferred and references construed Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), ss. 9, 14(1), (2), (4)
S. 135 Functions transferred and references construed Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), ss. 9, 14(1), (2), (4)
S. 146 amended Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(m)
S. 152(1)(b) amended Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(n)
S. 156(3)(d) amended Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(o)
S. 157(2A) inserted Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(p)
S. 158(1A) inserted Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(q)
S. 159 Functions transferred and references construed Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), ss. 9, 14(1), (2), (4)
S. 159(1)(m) amended Policing, Security and Community Safety Act 2024 (1/2024), ss. 1(2), 291(r)
S. 162 form prescribed Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA System) Act 2014 (Certificates) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 526 of 2015), reg. 3, sch. 1
S. 169 repealed Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (24/2023), ss. 1(5), 58
S. 169 form prescribed Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA System) Act 2014 (Certificates) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 526 of 2015), reg. 4, sch. 2
Sch. 1 Functions transferred and references construed Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), ss. 9, 14(1), (2), (4)
Sch. 1, para. 1(5) repealed Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (24/2023), ss. 1(5), 81(a)
Sch. 1, para. 1(7) amended Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (24/2023), ss. 1(5), 81(b)
Sch. 1, para. 2(6) amended Criminal Justice (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (24/2023), ss. 1(5), 81(c)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 5 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Elimination) (Prescribed Persons) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 738 of 2022)
  Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA System) Act 2014 (Section 156) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 528 of 2015)
  Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA System) Act 2014 (Section 11) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 527 of 2015)
  Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA System) Act 2014 (Certificates) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 526 of 2015)
S. 11 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA System) Act 2014 (Section 11) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 527 of 2015)
S. 44 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Elimination) (Prescribed Persons) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 738 of 2022)
S. 68(7) Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Elimination) (Prescribed Persons) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 738 of 2022)
S. 90 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Elimination) (Prescribed Persons) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 738 of 2022)
S. 110 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Section 110) (Designation of United Kingdom) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 722 of 2020)
S. 156 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA System) Act 2014 (Section 156) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 528 of 2015)
S. 162 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA System) Act 2014 (Certificates) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 526 of 2015)
S. 169 Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA System) Act 2014 (Certificates) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 526 of 2015)