Bill entitled an Act to make provision for the exercise by the courts of the jurisdiction conferred by the Constitution to grant decrees of divorce, to enable the courts to make certain preliminary and ancillary orders in or after proceedings for divorce, to provide, as respects transfers of property of divorced spouses, for their exemption from, or for the abatement of, certain taxes (including stamp duty) and to provide for related matters

Last updated: 27 Nov 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 Nov 1996

Dáil Éireann
Seanad Éireann
  • Dáil First Stage

    17 Jun 1996

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    17 Jun 1996

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    27 Jun 1996

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    27 Jun 1996

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    20 Nov 1996

    Dáil Third Stage

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

    20 Nov 1996

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    25 Sep 1996

    Dáil Fourth Stage

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

    25 Sep 1996

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    25 Sep 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)

    25 Sep 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

    10 Oct 1996

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    10 Oct 1996

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    24 Oct 1996

    Seanad Third Stage

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

    24 Oct 1996

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    20 Nov 1996

    Seanad Fourth Stage

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

    20 Nov 1996

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    20 Nov 1996

    Seanad Fifth Stage

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

    20 Nov 1996

    Completed

  • Enacted

    27 Nov 1996

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    27 Nov 1996

    Completed

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Debates

20 Nov 1996

Dáil Éireann

Supplementary Estimates, 1996. - Family Law (Divorce) Bill, 1996: From the Seanad.

6 Nov 1996

Seanad Éireann

Family Law (Divorce) Bill, 1996: Report and Final Stages.

24 Oct 1996

Seanad Éireann

Family Law (Divorce) Bill, 1996: Committee Stage.

10 Oct 1996

Seanad Éireann

Family Law (Divorce) Bill, 1996: Second Stage.

25 Sep 1996

Dáil Éireann

Family Law (Divorce) Bill, 1996: Report and Final Stages.

25 Sep 1996

Dáil Éireann

Family Law (Divorce) Bill, 1996: Report of Select Committee.

16 Jul 1996

Select Committee On Legislation And Security

Family Law (Divorce) Bill, 1996: Committee Stage.

27 Jun 1996

Dáil Éireann

Family Law (Divorce) Bill, 1996: Referral to Select Committee.

27 Jun 1996

Dáil Éireann

Family Law (Divorce) Bill, 1996: Second Stage (Resumed).

27 Jun 1996

Dáil Éireann

Family Law (Divorce) Bill, 1996: Second Stage.