Updated to 16 September 2022 (Act No. 30 of 2022 and S.I. No. 460 of 2022)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
S. 1 11 January 2016 International Protection Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 26 of 2016), art. 2(a)
S. 2 insofar as it relates to the repeal of Refugee Act 1996 (17/1996), s. 7A 11 January 2016 International Protection Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 26 of 2016), art. 2(b)
S. 2 insofar as it is not already in operation 22 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No.3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 3(a)
S. 3 22 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No.3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 3(b)
Ss. 4-5 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No.3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 6(1) insofar as it relates to the repeal of s. 7A of the Refugee Act 1996 (No. 17 of 1996) 11 January 2016 International Protection Act 2015 (Commencement) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 26 of 2016), art. 2(c)
S. 6(1) other than insofar as it relates to the repeal of s. 7A of the Refugee Act 1996 (No. 17 of 1996) 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 6(2)(a) 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 6(2)(b) Not yet commenced. Requires commenced order under s. 1(2).
S. 6(2)(c)-(e) 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 6(2)(f) Not yet commenced. Requires commenced order under s. 1(2).
S. 6(2)(g) 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 6(2)(h) 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 6(2)(i) Not yet commenced. Requires commenced order under s. 1(2).
S. 6(2)(j) 16 April 2018 International Protection Act 2015 (Section 6(2)(j)) (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 119 of 2018), art. 2
S. 6(2)(k) 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 6(2)(l) Not yet commenced. Requires commenced order under s. 1(2).
S. 6(2)(m) Not yet commenced. Requires commenced order under s. 1(2).
S. 6(2)(n), (o) 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 6(2)(p) Not yet commenced. Requires commenced order under s. 1(2).
S. 6(2)(q) 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
Ss. 7-14 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
Ss. 15(1)-(4) 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 15(5) insofar as it relates to a prescribing a form 22 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 3(c)
S. 15(5) except insofar as it relates to a prescribing a form 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 15(6) 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
Ss. 16-17(1) 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 17(2) insofar as it relates to prescribing information 22 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 3(d)
S. 17(2) except insofar as it relates to prescribing information 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 17(3)-(6) 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
Ss. 18-19 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 20(1) insofar as it relates to prescribing places of detention 22 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 3(e)
S. 20(1) except insofar as it relates to prescribing places of detention 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 20(2)-(20) 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
Ss. 21-47 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 48(1)-(6) 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 48(7) 22 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 3(f)
S. 48(8) 22 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No.3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 3(g)
S. 49(1)-(9) 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 49(10) 22 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No.3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 3(h)
S. 49(11) 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
Ss. 50 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S.51(1)-(4) 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 51(5) 22 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No.3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 3(i)
Ss. 52-55(1)-(2) 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 55(3) 22 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No.3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 3(j)
S. 55(4) 22 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No.3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 3(k)
Ss. 56-61(1) 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 61(2) 22 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No.3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 3(l)
S. 61(3)-(6) 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
Ss. 62-77 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 78 10 March 2016 International Protection Act 2015 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 133 of 2016)
S. 79 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4
S. 80 10 March 2016 International Protection Act 2015 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 133 of 2016)
S. 81 10 March 2016 International Protection Act 2015 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 133 of 2016)
Sch. 31 December 2016 International Protection Act (Commencement) (No. 3) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 663 of 2016), art. 4

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Applied with modifications European Union (Dublin System) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 62 of 2018), reg. 12(2)
  European Union (Dublin System) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 62 of 2018), reg. 15
References to functions of the international protection officer construed European Union (Dublin System) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 62 of 2018), reg. 18(2)
S. 2(1) amended with transitional provisions Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020), ss. 2(1)(i), 116, 117
S. 6 application restricted European Union (Subsidiary Protection) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No 409 of 2017), reg. 5
S. 16(3) applied with modifications European Union (Dublin System) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 62 of 2018), reg. 8(2)
S. 16(3)(d)(i) amended with transitional provisions Garda Síochána (Functions and Operational Areas) Act 2022 (7/2022), S. 1(2), ss. 5(1), 24, sch. 3 ref. 7
S. 16(4) applied with modifications European Union (Dublin System) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 62 of 2018), reg. 8(2)
S. 16(5) applied with modifications European Union (Dublin System) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 62 of 2018), reg. 8(2)
S. 17(1A) inserted European Communities (Reception Conditions) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 230 of 2018), regs. 1(2), 29(a)
S. 19 applied with modifications European Union (Dublin System) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 62 of 2018), reg. 8(2)
S. 19(1)(a) amended with transitional provisions Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020), ss. 2(1)(i), 116, 118(a)
S. 19(1)(b)(iii) amended with transitional provisions Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020), ss. 2(1)(i), 116, 118(b)
S. 19(1)(c) inserted with transitional provisions Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020), ss. 2(1)(i), 116, 118(c)
S. 20(3)(b)(i) amended with transitional provisions Garda Síochána (Functions and Operational Areas) Act 2022 (7/2022), ss. 1(2), 5(1), 24, sch. 3 ref. 7
S. 20(14)(aa), (ab), (ac) inserted European Communities (Reception Conditions) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 230 of 2018), regs. 1(2), 29(b)
S. 21(1) amended with transitional provisions Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020), ss. 2(1)(i), 116, 119(a)
S. 21(1A) inserted with transitional provisions Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020), ss. 2(1)(i), 116, 119(b)
S. 21(2)(b) amended with transitional provisions Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020), ss. 2(1)(i), 116, 119(c)(i)
S. 21(2)(c) inserted with transitional provisions Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020), ss. 2(1)(i), 116, 119(c)(ii)
S. 21(17) inserted with transitional provisions Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020), ss. 2(1)(i), 116, 119(d)
S. 21(18) inserted with transitional provisions Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020), ss. 2(1)(i), 116, 119(d)
S. 22 application restricted European Union (Dublin System) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 62 of 2018), reg. 12(2)
  European Union (Dublin System) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 62 of 2018), reg. 13(2)
  European Union (Dublin System) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 62 of 2018), reg. 14(2)
S. 41(1)(b) application extended with modifications European Union (Dublin System) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 62 of 2018), reg. 16(5)
S. 42 designated for remote hearings Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 (Section 31) (International Protection Appeals Tribunal) (Designation) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 715 of 2020)
S. 50A inserted with transitional provisions Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020), ss. 2(1)(i), 120
S. 51A-51C inserted with transitional provisions Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020), ss. 2(1)(i), 121
S. 59(3) transfer of functions S.I. No. 436 of 2020, arts. 1(2), 2, 3, schedule 1
Pt. 10 (ss. 61-67) references to functions of the Tribunal, chairperson, deputy chairperson, registrar or a member of the Tribunal construed European Union (Dublin System) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 62 of 2018), reg. 19(2)
S. 70(7)(ii) amended European Union (Subsidiary Protection) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 409 of 2017), regs. 1(2), 9
S. 72A inserted with transitional provisions Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020 (23/2020), ss. 2(1)(i), 122
S. 75(3) references to functions of the chief international protection officer construed European Union (Dublin System) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 62 of 2018), reg. 17(2)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 3 International Protection Act 2015 (Section 51B) (Places of Detention) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 727 of 2020)
  International Protection Act 2015 (Return Order) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 726 of 2020)
  International Protection Act 2015 (Procedures and Periods for Appeals) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 116 of 2017)
  International Protection Act 2015 (Deportation) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 668 of 2016)
  International Protection Act 2015 (Travel Document) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 667 of 2016)
  International Protection Act 2015 (Places of detention) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 666 of 2016)
  International Protection Act 2015 (Voluntary Return) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 665 of 2016)
  International Protection Act 2015 (Permission to remain)Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 664 of 2016)
  International Protection Act 2015 (Temporary Residence Certificate)(Prescribed Information) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 662 of 2016)
  International Protection Act 2015 (Application for International Protection Form) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 660 of 2016)
S. 15(5) International Protection Act 2015 (Application for International Protection Form) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 660 of 2016)
S. 17(2)(c) International Protection Act 2015 (Temporary Residence Certificate)(Prescribed Information) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 662 of 2016)
S. 20(1) International Protection Act 2015 (Places of detention) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 666 of 2016)
S. 41(4) International Protection Act 2015 (Procedures and Periods for Appeals) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 116 of 2017)
S. 48(7) International Protection Act 2015 (Voluntary Return) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 665 of 2016)
S. 48(8) International Protection Act 2015 (Voluntary Return) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 665 of 2016)
S. 49(10) International Protection Act 2015 (Permission to remain)Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 664 of 2016)
S. 51(5) International Protection Act 2015 (Deportation) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 668 of 2016)
S. 51A(5) International Protection Act 2015 (Return Order) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 726 of 2020)
S. 51B(4) International Protection Act 2015 (Section 51B) (Places of Detention) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 727 of 2020)
S. 55(3) International Protection Act 2015 (Travel Document) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 667 of 2016)
S. 55(4) International Protection Act 2015 (Travel Document) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 667 of 2016)
S. 61(2) International Protection Act 2015 (Establishment Day) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 661 of 2016)
S. 72(1) International Protection Act 2015 (Safe Countries of Origin) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 121 of 2018)
S. 72A(1) International Protection Act 2015 (Safe Third Country) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 725 of 2020)
S. 77 International Protection Act 2015 (Procedures and Periods for Appeals) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 116 of 2017)