Bill entitled an Act to make provision for the protection of a spouse and any children or other dependent persons, and of persons in other domestic relationships, whose safety or welfare requires it because of the conduct of another person in the domestic relationship concerned and for that purpose to repeal and re-enact with amendments the provisions of the Family Law (Protection of Spouses and Children) Act, 1981, to provide for arrest without warrant in certain circumstances, to provide for the hearing at the same time of certain applications to a court under more than one enactment for orders relating to domestic relationships and to provide for other connected matters

Last updated: 27 Feb 1996

Sponsored by: Minister for Equality and Law Reform

Source: Government

Originating House: Dáil Éireann

History of this Act

The Bill has been signed into law by the President.

27 Feb 1996

Dáil Éireann
Seanad Éireann
  • Dáil First Stage

    20 Jun 1995

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    20 Jun 1995

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    4 Jul 1995

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    4 Jul 1995

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    4 Jul 1995

    Dáil Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    4 Jul 1995

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    21 Feb 1996

    Dáil Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    21 Feb 1996

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    6 Dec 1995

    Dáil Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made and it is set down for Second Stage in the Seanad (Also known as Final Stage)

    6 Dec 1995

    Completed

  • Seanad First Stage

    n/a

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is deemed to have passed Seanad First Stage

    n/a

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    31 Jan 1996

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    31 Jan 1996

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    8 Feb 1996

    Seanad Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    8 Feb 1996

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    8 Feb 1996

    Seanad Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    8 Feb 1996

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    8 Feb 1996

    Seanad Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made (Also known as Final Stage)

    8 Feb 1996

    Completed

  • Enacted

    27 Feb 1996

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    27 Feb 1996

    Completed

 

27 Feb 1996

An tAcht um Fhoréigean Baile, 1996

27 Feb 1996

Domestic Violence Act 1996

21 Feb 1996

As passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas

Domestic Violence Bill 1995

6 Dec 1995

As passed by Dáil Éireann

Domestic Violence Bill 1995

7 Nov 1995

As amended in Committee/Select Committee [Dáil Éireann]

Domestic Violence Bill 1995

20 Jun 1995

As Initiated

Domestic Violence Bill 1995

Debates

21 Feb 1996

Dáil Éireann

Domestic Violence Bill, 1995: From the Seanad.

8 Feb 1996

Seanad Éireann

Domestic Violence Bill, 1995: Committee and Final Stages.

31 Jan 1996

Seanad Éireann

Domestic Violence Bill, 1995: Second Stage.

6 Dec 1995

Dáil Éireann

Domestic Violence Bill, 1995: Report and Final Stages.

6 Dec 1995

Dáil Éireann

Domestic Violence Bill, 1995: Report of Select Committee.

7 Nov 1995

Select Committee On Legislation And Security

Domestic Violence Bill, 1995: Committee Stage (Resumed)

4 Jul 1995

Dáil Éireann

Return to Writ: Wicklow. - Domestic Violence Bill, 1995: Referral to Select Committee.

4 Jul 1995

Dáil Éireann

Return to Writ: Wicklow. - Domestic Violence Bill, 1995: Second Stage.