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

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December 1998
22 December 1998
Postal and Telecommunications Services (Amendment) Bill, 1998 (No 79 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Postal and Telecommunications Services Act, 1983, and the Telecommunications (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1996, to repeal certain provisions of those Acts and to provide for related matters
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22 December 1998
Road Transport Bill, 1998 (No 78 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the law in relation to road transport, to amend sections 12 and 16 of the Road Traffic Act, 1961, to make provision in relation to the conferral of additional powers on Córas Iompair Éireann and to provide for related matters
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17 December 1998
Equal Status Bill, 1998 [PMB] (No 80 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to promote equality and to prohibit types of discrimination, harassment and related behaviour in connection with the provision of services, property and other opportunities to which the public generally has access, to provide for remedying certain discrimination and other unlawful activities, to provide for the administration by the Equality Authority of various matters pertaining to this Act and the Employment Equality Act, 1998, and to amend certain acts in relation thereto
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16 December 1998
Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Amendment) Bill, 1998 [PMB] (No 77 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 1989
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16 December 1998
Architectural Heritage (National Inventory) and Historic Monuments (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, 1998 [Seanad] (No 76 of 1999)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the establishment of a National Inventory of Architectural Heritage and for related matters and to provide for the obligations of sanitary authorities in respect of registered historic monuments
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15 December 1998
Refugee (Amendment) Bill, 1998 [PMB] (No 75 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Refugee Act, 1996
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14 December 1998
Appropriation Bill, 1998 (No 74 of 1998)
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 the financial resolutions, passed by Dáil Éireann on the 2nd day of December, 1998
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08 December 1998
Building Societies (Amendment) Bill, 1998 (No 73 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to amend certain provisions contained in the Building Societies Act, 1989
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08 December 1998
Criminal Law (Rape) (Sexual Experience of Complainant) Bill, 1998 (No 72 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Criminal Law (Rape) Act, 1981, in order to provide for the procedure whereby evidence of the complainant's sexual experience may be adduced by or on behalf of an accused person in the trial of sexual assault offences
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08 December 1998
Local Government (Planning and Development) Bill, 1998 [Seanad] (No 71 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Local Government (Planning and Development) Acts, 1963 to 1998, to make better provision for the protection of the architectural heritage in the interests of the common good and to provide for related matters
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08 December 1998
Fisheries and Foreshore (Amendment) Bill, 1998 (No 70 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Fisheries Acts, 1959 to 1997, the Foreshore Act, 1933, and the Fishery Harbour Centres Act, 1968, and to provide for connected matters
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08 December 1998
Comptroller and Auditor General and Committees of the Houses of the Oireachtas (Special Provisions) Bill, 1998 (No 69 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the examination and investigation by the Comptroller and Auditor General of the assessment and collection by the Revenue Commissioners during such period as may be specified by Dáil Éireann by resolution of amounts representing income tax that were required by law to be deducted by certain financial institutions from interest payable by them on certain deposits of money with them and paid to the Collector-General, to amend the Committees of the Houses of the Oireachtas (Compellability, Privileges and Immunities of Witnesses) Act, 1997, and to provide for related matters
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07 December 1998
Scientific and Technological Education (Investment) Fund (Amendment) Bill, 1998 (No 68 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Scientific and Technological Education (Investment) Fund Act, 1997, and to provide for related matters
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02 December 1998
George Mitchell Scholarship Fund Bill, 1998 (No 60 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to enable the Minister for Education and Science to establish a fund in the United States of America to be known as the George Mitchell Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to citizens and nationals of the United States of America attending universities or colleges of higher learning in the United States to study or carry out research in universities in the State and to provide for related matters
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01 December 1998
Electricity Regulation Bill, 1998 (No 67 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to enable effect to be given to Directive No. 96/92/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 December, 1996, to establish the Commission for Electricity Regulation, to give power to that Commission to grant licences to generate and supply electricity and to grant authorisations to construct generating stations, to provide for access to the transmission or distribution system by holders of licences, holders of authorisations or by eligible customers, to amend and repeal certain provisions of the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1927, and to provide for related matters
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01 December 1998
National Disability Authority Bill, 1998 [Seanad] (No 66 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the establishment of a body to be known as the National Disability Authority and to define its functions, to provide for certain matters relating to the National Rehabilitation Board and to provide for connected matters
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01 December 1998
Bretton Woods Agreements (Amendment) Bill, 1998 (No 65 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to make provision with respect to acceptance by the Government of the Proposed Fourth Amendment to the Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund approved by the Board of Governors of that Fund on the 23rd day of September, 1997, to provide for certain payments by the Minister for Finance under the Articles of Agreement of the World Bank and by the Minister for Finance and the Central Bank of Ireland under the Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund, to provide for the guaranteeing by the Minister for Finance of participation by the Central Bank in the Credit Facility of the Bank for International Settlements in favour of Banco Central do Brazil, to provide for matters related to the aforesaid matters and to amend the Bretton Woods Agreements Acts, 1957 to 1977
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01 December 1998
Human Rights Bill, 1998 [PMB] (No 64 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for more effective protection of human rights, to make certain international human rights instruments part of domestic law, to establish a commission to be known as An Coimisiún um Chearta an Duine or in the English language the Human Rights Commission, to implement certain provisions of the British-Irish Agreement done at Belfast on the 10th day of April 1998 and to provide for related matters
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November 1998
26 November 1998
Activity Centres (Young Persons' Water Safety) Bill, 1998 [PMB] (No 63 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to make provision for the regulation of centres and providers of facilities where children and young persons under the age of 18 engage in adventure activities, including provision for the imposition of requirements relating to safety and to provide for related matters
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26 November 1998
Criminal Justice (United Nations Convention Against Torture) Bill, 1998 [Seanad] (No 62 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to give effect to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment adopted by resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations on the 10th day of December, 1984, to amend certain enactments, and to provide for related matters
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20 November 1998
Radiological Protection (Amendment) Bill, 1998 [Seanad] (No 61 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Radiological Protection Acts, 1991 and 1995, and to provide for related matters
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17 November 1998
Sea Pollution (Amendment) Bill, 1998 (No 59 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to give effect to the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation, 1990, done at London on the 30th day of November 1990, to amend the Sea Pollution Act, 1991, and to provide for related matters
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17 November 1998
Control of Wildlife Hunting and Shooting (Non-Residents' Firearm Certificates) Bill, 1998 [PMB] (No 58 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Firearms Act, 1925 and the Wildlife Act, 1976, in order to regulate the licensing of promoters and the granting of Firearm Certificates to non-residents for the purpose of hunting and shooting of wildlife (including game) by such persons in Ireland, and to provide for related matters
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03 November 1998
Health (Eastern Regional Health Authority) Bill, 1998 (No 57 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the establishment of an Authority to be known as the Eastern Regional Health Authority, three Boards to be known respectively as the Northern Area Health Board, the East Coast Area Health Board and the South-Western Area Health Board and an Executive to be known as the Health Boards Executive and to define their functions, to provide for the dissolution of the Eastern Health Board and to amend the Health Act, 1970, the Health (Amendment) (No. 3) Act, 1996, and to amend section 6 of the Health (Corporate Bodies) Act, 1961, and certain other enactments and to provide for related matters
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October 1998
19 October 1998
Irish Sports Council Bill, 1998 (No 56 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the establishment of the Irish Sports Council and to define its functions and provide for related matters
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17 October 1998
Protection of Children (Hague Convention) Bill, 1998 (No 55 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to give the force of law to the Convention on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition, enforcement and co-operation in respect of parental responsibility and measures for the protection of children, signed at the Hague on the 19th day of October, 1996, to amend sections 14 and 30 of the Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act, 1991, and to provide for consequential and related matters 
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September 1998
25 September 1998
Voluntary Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 1998 (No 54 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Voluntary Health Insurance Acts, 1957 and 1996, and to provide for related matters
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09 September 1998
Tourist Traffic Bill, 1998 (no 53 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Tourist Traffic Acts, 1939 to 1995
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August 1998
28 August 1998
Offences against the State (Amendment) Bill, 1998 (No 52 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to amend and extend the Offences against the State Acts, 1939 to 1985, and certain other enactments relating to criminal law and to provide for related matters
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12 August 1998
Western Development Commission Bill, 1998 (No 51 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to establish a body, to be known as the Western Development Commission, to promote economic and social development in the counties of Clare, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo and to provide for matters connected therewith
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July 1998
23 July 1998
Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Bill, 1998 (No 50 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to enable effect to be given to the European Agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road (ADR), and the protocol of signature thereto done at Geneva on 30 September 1957, and the amending protocol thereto adopted at Geneva on 28 October 1993, and Council Directive 94/55/EC of 21 November 1994 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States with regard to the transport of dangerous goods by road, and Council Directive 95/50/EC of 6 October 1995 on uniform procedures for checks on the transport of dangerous goods by road, and to provide for related matters
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14 July 1998
State Property Bill, 1998 (No 49 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to enable the Minister for Agriculture and Food to sell and otherwise deal with lands vested in the Minister by the National Stud Act, 1945, and for that purpose to amend that Act and the State Property Act, 1954, and to provide for related matters
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June 1998
30 June 1998
Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Bill, 1998 [PMB] (No 48 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to extend the Statues of Limitation, 1957 and 1991, by making new provision for persons under a disability in consequence of childhood abuse, and to provide for related matters
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30 June 1998
Firearms (Temporary Provisions) Bill, 1998 (No 47 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for amendment of the provisions governing the limitations and restrictions for the granting of firearm certificates under section 3 of the Firearms Act, 1925, and the granting and renewal of hunting licences under section 29 of the Wildlife Act, 1976, in respect of persons not ordinarily resident in the State, and to provide for connected matters
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26 June 1998
Criminal Justice (Release of Prisoners) Bill, 1998 (No 46 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to make further provision in relation to the release of prisoners or the remission or commutation of their sentences and, for that purpose, to establish a body to be known as the Release of Prisoners Commission to advise, in specified circumstances, with respect to the exercise by the Government or the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform of any power conferred on them or him or her to provide for such release, remission or commutation
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23 June 1998
Defence (Amendment) Bill, 1998 (No 45 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the re-organisation of the headquarters of the Defence Forces and for that purpose to provide for the appointment of a Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations) of the Defence Forces and a Deputy Chief of Staff (Support) of the Defence Forces, to provide for the amendment of the Defence Act, 1954, and to provide for related matters
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23 June 1998
Home Purchasers (Anti-Gazumping) Bill, 1998 [PMB] (No 44 of 1998)
to prevent vendors from unreasonably increasing the sale prices of real and chattel real residential properties
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17 June 1998
Broadcasting and other Media (Public Right of Access and Diversity of Ownership) Bill, 1998 [PMB] (No 43 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for public rights of access to certain broadcast events of major importance to society and to give effect to Article 3a of Council Directive 89/552/EEC on the co-ordination of certain provisions to be laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the pursuit of television broadcasting activities, as inserted by Article 4 of Directive 97/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 June 1997; and to amend the Competition Act, 1991 to provide for diversity of ownership in broadcasting and other media, and to provide for related matters 
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16 June 1998
Censorship of Publications (Amendment) Bill, 1998 [PMB] (No 42 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to provide for the expiration of certain prohibition orders made under the Censorship of Publications Acts, 1929 and 1946
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04 June 1998
Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill, 1998 (No 41 of 1998)
Bill entitled an Act to amend the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Acts, 1921 to 1998
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