Bill entitled an Act to give effect to the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees done at Geneva on the 28th day of July, 1951, the Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees done at New York on the 31st day of January, 1967, and the Convention determining the state responsible for examining applications for asylum lodged in one of the Member States of the European Communities done at Dublin on the 15th day of June, 1990, to provide for the appointment of a person to be known as the Refugee Applications Commissioner and the establishment of a board to be known as the Refugee Appeal Board and to provide for matters related to the matters aforesaid

Last updated: 26 Jun 1996

Sponsored by: Minister for Justice

Source: Government

Originating House: Dáil Éireann

History of this Act

The Bill has been signed into law by the President

26 Jun 1996

Dáil Éireann
Seanad Éireann
  • Dáil First Stage

    5 Oct 1995

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    5 Oct 1995

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    19 Oct 1995

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    19 Oct 1995

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    8 Nov 1995

    Dáil Third Stage

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

    8 Nov 1995

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    19 Jun 1996

    Dáil Fourth Stage

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

    19 Jun 1996

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    28 Feb 1996

    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)

    28 Feb 1996

    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

    20 Mar 1996

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    20 Mar 1996

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    6 Jun 1996

    Seanad Third Stage

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

    6 Jun 1996

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    11 Jun 1996

    Seanad Fourth Stage

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

    11 Jun 1996

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    11 Jun 1996

    Seanad Fifth Stage

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

    11 Jun 1996

    Completed

  • Enacted

    26 Jun 1996

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    26 Jun 1996

    Completed

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Debates

19 Jun 1996

Dáil Éireann

Refugee Bill, 1995: From the Seanad.

11 Jun 1996

Seanad Éireann

Refugee Bill, 1995: Report and Final Stages.

6 Jun 1996

Seanad Éireann

Refugee Bill, 1995: Committee Stage (Resumed).

5 Jun 1996

Seanad Éireann

Refugee Bill, 1995: Committee Stage (Resumed).

29 May 1996

Seanad Éireann

Refugee Bill, 1995: Committee Stage (Resumed).

23 May 1996

Seanad Éireann

Refugee Bill, 1995: Committee Stage (Resumed).

23 May 1996

Seanad Éireann

Refugee Bill, 1995: Committee Stage (Resumed).

2 May 1996

Seanad Éireann

Refugee Bill, 1995: Committee Stage.

20 Mar 1996

Seanad Éireann

Refugee Bill, 1995: Second Stage (Resumed).

13 Mar 1996

Seanad Éireann

Refugee Bill, 1995: Second Stage.

28 Feb 1996

Dáil Éireann

Refugee Bill, 1995: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage.

28 Feb 1996

Dáil Éireann

Refugee Bill, 1995: Report Stage.

27 Feb 1996

Dáil Éireann

Refugee Bill, 1995: Report of Select Committee.

7 Feb 1996

Select Committee On Legislation And Security

Refugee Bill, 1995: Committee Stage (Resumed).

8 Nov 1995

Dáil Éireann

Refugee Bill, 1995: Referral to Select Committee.

8 Nov 1995

Dáil Éireann

Refugee Bill, 1995: Second Stage (Resumed).

8 Nov 1995

Dáil Éireann

Refugee Bill, 1995: Second Stage (Resumed.)

26 Oct 1995

Dáil Éireann

Refugee Bill, 1995: Second Stage (Resumed)

26 Oct 1995

Dáil Éireann

Refugee Bill, 1995: Second Stage (Resumed).

19 Oct 1995

Dáil Éireann

Refugee Bill, 1995: Second Stage (Resumed).

19 Oct 1995

Dáil Éireann

Refugee Bill, 1995: Second Stage.

19 Oct 1995

Dáil Éireann

Refugee Bill, 1995: Order for Second Stage.