Legislative Observatory: Bills 1997 - 2017 by bill number / date

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December 1997
31 December 1997
The Trinity College Dublin (Charters and Letters Patent Amendment) Bill, 1997 [Private] (No 1 Private of 1997)
Bill Entitled and Act to amend the Charters and Letters Patent under which Trinity College, Dublin is incorporated
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31 December 1997
Houses of the Oireachtas Bills Initiated during 1997 in the 27th Dáil and the 20th Seanad and the 28th Dáil and 21st Seanad
The full text of bills and explanatory memoranda
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19 December 1997
Central Bank Bill, 1997 (No 75 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to make provision for the membership of the Central Bank in the European System of Central Banks and to amend and extend the Central Bank Acts, 1942 to 1997, and to provide for related matters
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18 December 1997
Employment Rights Protection Bill, 1997 [PMB] (No 74 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Protection of Employment Act, 1977, and the European Communities (Safeguarding of Employees' Rights on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations, 1980, and to give full effect to Council Directive 75/129/EEC of 17 February 1975, Council Directive 92/56/EEC of 24 June 1992, and Council Directive 77/187/EEC of 14 February 1977, and to provide for related matters
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17 December 1997
Plant Varieties (Proprietary Rights)(Amendment) Bill, 1997 (No 70 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Plant Varieties (Proprietary Rights) Act, 1980, and to provide for related matters
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17 December 1997
Appropriation Bill, 1997 (No 69 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to appropriate to the proper supply services and purposes sums granted by the Central Fund (Permanent Provisions) Act, 1965, and to make certain provisions in relation to Financial Resolutions passed by Dáil Éireann on the 3rd day of December, 1997
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16 December 1997
Child Trafficking and Pornography Bill, 1997 (No 73 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to prohibit trafficking in, or the use of, children for the purposes of their sexual exploitation and the production, dissemination, handling or possession of child pornography, and to provide for related matters
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16 December 1997
Roads (Amendment) Bill, 1997 (No 71 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Roads Act, 1993, and the Transport (Dublin Light Rail) Act, 1996, to provide, inter alia, for the compulsory acquisition of substrata of land for the purposes of those Acts, and to make provision for the declaration of certain proposed public roads as motorways, and to provide for connected matters
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11 December 1997
International War Crimes Tribunals Bill, 1997 (No 72 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to enable Ireland to fulfil its obligations to co-operate with international tribunals in the performance of their functions relating to the prosecution and punishment of international war crimes and to provide for related matters
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11 December 1997
Seanad Electoral (Higher Education) Bill, 1997 [PMB] (No 68 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to make provision for the election, on a franchise, by institutions of higher education in the state of six members of Seanad Éireann in substitution for those members previously required to be elected by the universities mentioned in subsection 1 of Article 18.4 of the constitution, to define the franchise on which such members are to be elected, and to provide for connected matters
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10 December 1997
Education (No. 2) Bill, 1997 (No 67 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to make provision in the interests of the common good for the education of every child in the State, including any child with special educational needs, and to provide generally for primary, post-primary, adult and continuing education and vocational education and training; to ensure that the education system is accountable to students, their parents and the State for the education provided, respects the diversity of values, beliefs and traditions in Irish society and is conducted in a spirit of partnership between schools, patrons, students, parents, teachers and other school staff and the State; to provide for the recognition and funding of schools and their management through boards of management; to provide for an Inspectorate of schools, to provide for the role and responsibilities of Principals and teachers; to establish the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment and to make provision for it, and to provide for related matters
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09 December 1997
Door Supervisors Bill, 1997 [PMB] (No 66 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the registration, control and supervision of persons engaged as door supervisors in or about premises licensed under the Public Dance Halls Act, 1935, and the Licensing Acts, 1833 to 1995, and to provide for related matters
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09 December 1997
Merchant Shipping (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, 1997 (No 65 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Conspiracy, and Protection of Property Act, 1875, the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, the Mercantile Marine Act, 1955, and the Merchant Shipping Act, 1992, and to provide for related matters
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08 December 1997
Local Government (Planning and Development) Bill, 1997 (No 64 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1983, to enable the Minister for the Environment and Local Government to appoint additional ordinary members of An Bord Pleanála
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03 December 1997
Protection of Workers (Shops) (No. 2) Bill, 1997 [Seanad] [PMB] (No 63 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to provide protection for persons employed in shops with regard to hours of work on Sunday
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03 December 1997
Transfer of Sentenced Persons (Amendment) Bill, 1997 [Seanad] (No 62 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Transfer of Sentenced Persons Act, 1995, and to provide for connected matters
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02 December 1997
Criminal Justice (No. 2) Bill, 1997 [Seanad] (No 61 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to create a new drug offence, to amend the law relating to proceedings in criminal matters, to amend the law relating to enforcement of penalties against drug traffickers, to establish rules relating to the sentencing of persons who have entered guilty pleas, to provide for evidence by certificate in relation to exhibits, to amend the law relating to the certification, for extradition purposes, of certain offences under the law of Northern Ireland and Scotland, and to provide for other related matters
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02 December 1997
Courts (No. 2) Bill, 1997 [Seanad] (No 60 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to increase the number of ordinary judges of the High Court, to provide for the periods of appointment of judges of the Supreme Court, the High Court, the Circuit Court and the District Court as the presiding judges of each of those Courts, respectively, to amend the order of precedence of judges of the Supreme Court and High Court, to amend the Law Reform Commission Act, 1975, and to provide for consequential and other related matters
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01 December 1997
Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) (Amendment) Bill, 1997 (No 59 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Acts, 1921 and 1979
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November 1997
27 November 1997
Employment Equality Bill, 1997 [Seanad] (No 58 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to make further provision for the promotion of equality between employed persons; to make further provision with respect to discrimination in, and in connection with, employment, vocational training and membership of certain bodies; to make further provision in connection with Council Directive No. 75/117/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the member states relating to the application of the principle of equal pay for men and women and Council Directive No. 76/207/EEC on the implementation of the principle of equal treatment for men and women as regards access to employment, vocational training and promotion, and working conditions; to make further provision with respect to harassment in employment and in the workplace; to change the name and constitution of the Employment Equality Agency and provide for the administration by that body of various matters pertaining to this Act; to establish procedures for the investigation and remedying of various matters ari
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27 November 1997
Courts Service (No. 2) Bill, 1997 [Seanad] (No 57 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to establish a service to manage the courts and provide services to and for the judges, and to provide other services relating to courts administration, to transfer certain property to the service, to make provision for the staffing of the service, and to provide for related matters
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21 November 1997
Protection of Workers (Shops) Bill, 1997 [PMB] (No 56 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to provide protection for persons employed in shops with regard to hours of work on Sunday
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21 November 1997
Scientific and Technological Education (Investment) Fund Bill, 1997 [Seanad] (No 55 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to make available further financial resources for the provision of education and vocational training in the fields of science and technology and, for that purpose, to provide for the establishment of a fund to be known as the Scientific and Technological Education (Investment) Fund and to provide for related matters
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17 November 1997
Criminal Justice Bill, 1997 (No 54 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to create a new drug offence, to amend the law relating to proceedings in criminal matters, to amend the law relating to enforcement of penalties against drug traffickers, to establish rules relating to the sentencing of persons who have entered guilty pleas, to provide for evidence by certificate in relation to exhibits, to amend the law relating to the certification, for extradition purposes, of certain offences under the law of Northern Ireland and Scotland, and to provide for other related matters
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12 November 1997
Court Officers (Amendment) Bill, 1997 [PMB] (No 53 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to make further provision in relation to the manner of appointment of District Court clerks and to provide for connected matters
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12 November 1997
Local Government (Planning and Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 1997 [Seanad] [PMB] (No 52 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Local Government (Planning and Development) Acts, 1963 to 1993
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07 November 1997
Minister for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands (Powers and Functions) Bill, 1997 (No 51 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to confer on the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands certain ancillary functions in relation to property, to clarify and extend the Minister's functions in relation to certain inland waterways, ferry services and other matters, and to provide for related matters
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04 November 1997
Interpretation (Amendment) Bill, 1997 (No 49 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Interpretation Acts, 1937 and 1993
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03 November 1997
Turf Development Bill, 1997 (No 50 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the formation and registration under the Companies Acts, 1963 to 1990, of a public company to carry on the business of Bord na Móna, to provide for the dissolution of Bord na Móna and to provide for related matters
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October 1997
28 October 1997
Courts Service Bill, 1997 (No 48 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to establish a service to manage the courts and provide services to and for the judges, and to provide other services relating to courts administration, to transfer certain property to the service, to make provision for the staffing of the service, and to provide for related matters
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16 October 1997
Irish Film Board (Amendment) Bill, 1997 (No 47 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Irish Film Board Act, 1980
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September 1997
30 September 1997
Arbitration (International Commercial) Bill, 1997 (No 45 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to enable effect to be given in the State to the UNCITRAL model law on international commercial arbitration (as adopted by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on 21 June 1985) and to amend the Arbitration Act, 1954, and to make further and better provision in respect of arbitrations.
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30 September 1997
Taxes Consolidation Bill, 1997 (No 42 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to consolidate enactments relating to income tax, corporation tax and capital gains tax, including certain enactments relating also to other taxes and duties. 
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26 September 1997
Air Navigation and Transport (Amendment) Bill, 1997 (No 46 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the vesting of Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport and Cork Airport in Aer Rianta, Cuideachta Phoiblí Theoranta, the assignment to the said company of certain functions heretofore exercised by the Minister for Public Enterprise relating to the management, operation and development of those airports; to amend the Air Navigation and Transport Acts, 1936 to 1988, the Irish Aviation Authority Act, 1993, and other enactments and to provide for matters connected therewith.
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26 September 1997
Electoral (Amendment) Bill, 1997 [PMB] (No 44 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to make provision for polling day in the extroardinary Presidential Election occasioned by the resignation of President Mary Robinson, and the Referendum on the Seventeenth Amendment of the Constitution (No. 2) Bill, 1997; to provide for polling day in certain elections and for the role of the Minister for the Environment and Local Government in electoral campaigns; and to provide for related matters
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24 September 1997
Eighteenth Amendment of the Constitution Bill, 1997 [PMB] (No 43 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Constitution
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02 September 1997
Europol Bill, 1997 (No 41 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to give the force of law to the Convention on the establishment of a European Police Office and to provide for related matters
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July 1997
09 July 1997
Registration of Title (Amendment) Bill, 1997 (No 40 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to amend section 7 of the Registration of Title Act, 1964, and to provide for connected matters
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May 1997
07 May 1997
Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal Bill, 1997 (No 39 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the establishment of a Tribunal to be known as the Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal to award compensation to certain persons who have contracted Hepatitis C within the State from Anti-D Immunoglobulin, other blood products or blood transfusion and to provide for connected matters
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01 May 1997
Seventeenth Amendment of the Constitution (No. 2) Bill, 1997 (No 38 of 1997)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Constitution
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