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

All effects below are reflected in the most recent Revised Act.

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
S. 1 1 August  2016 Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (Commencement) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 435 of 2016), art. 2(a)
S. 2(1) other than paragraph (b)(iii) of the definition of "relevant parent"  1 August 2016 Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (Commencement) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 435 of 2016), art. 2(b)
S. 2(1) insofar as it relates to paragraph (b)(iii) of the definition of "relevant parent" 1 July 2022 Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (Commencement) Order 2022 (S.I. No. 331 of 2022), art. 2
Ss. 3 - 5 1 August 2016 Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (Commencement) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 435 of 2016), art. 2(c)
Ss. 6-29 1 August 2016 Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (Commencement) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 435 of 2016), art. 2(d)
S. 30 3 August 2016 Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (Sections 30 and 31) (Commencement) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 434 of 2016), art. 2(a)
S. 31 insofar as it relates to the insertion, in Part 2 of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 (26/2005), of Chapter 11A, other than paragraph (b)(ii)(III) of the definition of “relevant parent” in section 61A(1) of Chapter 11A August 3 2016 Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (Sections 30 and 31) (Commencement) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 434 of 2016), art. 2(b)
S. 31 insofar as it relates to the insertion, in Part 2 of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 (26/2005), of Chapter 11A, Chapter 11A, s. 61A(1)(b)(ii)(III)  1 July 2022 Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (Section 31) (Commencement) Order 2022 (S.I. No. 361 of 2022), art. 2
Ss. 32- 37 1 August 2016 Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 (Commencement) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 435 of 2016), art. 2(e)

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
S. 2 transfer of functions, construction of references S.I. No. 436 of 2020, arts. 1(2), 2, 3, schedule 1
S. 2(1) amended Family Leave and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2021 (4/2021), ss. 1(2), 21
S. 6(1) amended Family Leave and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2021 (4/2021), ss. 1(2), 22
S. 7(3)(a)(ii) amended Family Leave and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2021 (4/2021), ss. 1(2), 23(a)
S. 7(3)(b)(ii) amended Family Leave and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2021 (4/2021), ss. 1(2), 23(b)
S. 7(4)(a) amended Family Leave and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2021 (4/2021), ss. 1(2), 23(c)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
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