— (a) to enable effect to be given in the State to provisions of the following international instruments relating to mutual assistance in criminal matters: (i) the European Union Convention of 29 May 2000, the Protocol thereto of 16 October 2001 and the Agreement of 19 December 2003 between the European Union and the Republic of Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway on the application of certain provisions of the convention and protocol, (ii) Council Framework Decision 2003/577/JHA of 22 July 2003 concerning orders freezing property or evidence, (iii) the Second Additional Protocol of 8 November 2001 to the European Convention of 20 April 1959, (iv) the Treaty of 18 January 2001 between the United States of America and Ireland, as applied by the instrument contemplated by Article 3(2) of the Agreement of 25 June 2003 between the European Union and the United States of America and done at Dublin on 14 July 2005; (b) to give effect to Council Decision (2002/192/EC) of 28 February 2002 concerning Ireland's request to take part in some of the provisions of the Schengen Acquis, in so far as those provisions relate to mutual assistance in criminal matters; (c) to repeal and re-enact, with amendments, Part VII (International Co-operation) of the Criminal Justice Act 1994; and to provide for related matters

Last updated: 28 Apr 2008

Sponsored by: Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform

Source: Government

Originating House: Seanad Éireann

History of this Act

The Bill has been signed into law by the President

28 Apr 2008

Seanad Éireann
Dáil Éireann
  • Seanad First Stage

    1 Dec 2005

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    1 Dec 2005

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    2 Mar 2006

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    2 Mar 2006

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    30 Mar 2006

    Seanad Third Stage

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

    30 Mar 2006

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    17 Apr 2008

    Seanad Fourth Stage

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

    17 Apr 2008

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    17 Apr 2008

    Seanad Fifth Stage

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

    17 Apr 2008

    Completed

  • Dáil First Stage

    n/a

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is deemed to have passed Dáil First Stage

    n/a

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    28 Sep 2006

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    28 Sep 2006

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    13 Nov 2007

    Dáil Third Stage

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

    13 Nov 2007

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    12 Mar 2008

    Dáil Fourth Stage

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

    12 Mar 2008

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    12 Mar 2008

    Dáil Fifth Stage

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

    12 Mar 2008

    Completed

  • Enacted

    28 Apr 2008

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    28 Apr 2008

    Completed

 

4 Apr 2010

Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Act 2008

31 Mar 2008

As passed by Dáil Éireann

Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Bill 2005

19 Feb 2008

As amended in Committee/Select Committee [Dáil Éireann]

Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Bill 2005

17 May 2006

As passed by Seanad Éireann

Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Bill 2005

19 Apr 2006

As amended in Committee [Seanad Éireann]

Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Bill 2005

6 Dec 2005

As Initiated

Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Bill 2005

Amendments

16 Apr 2008

Report Stage

Cream List [Dáil amendments to Seanad Bill]

11 Mar 2008

Report Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

21 Jan 2008

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

10 May 2006

Report Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

Debates

17 Apr 2008

Seanad Éireann

Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Bill 2005 [Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil]: Report and Final Stages.

12 Mar 2008

Dáil Éireann

Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Bill 2005 [Seanad]: Report and Final Stages.

12 Mar 2008

Dáil Éireann

Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Bill 2005 [Seanad]: Order for Report Stage.

22 Jan 2008

Select Committee On Justice, Equality, Defence And Women's Rights

Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Bill 2005 [Seanad]: Committee Stage.

13 Nov 2007

Dáil Éireann

Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Bill 2005 [Seanad]: Referral to Select Committee.

28 Sep 2006

Dáil Éireann

Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Bill 2005 [Seanad]: Referral to Select Committee.

28 Sep 2006

Dáil Éireann

Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Bill 2005 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed).

8 Jun 2006

Dáil Éireann

Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Bill 2005 [Seanad]: Second Stage.

10 May 2006

Seanad Éireann

Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Bill 2005: Report and Final Stages.

30 Mar 2006

Seanad Éireann

Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Bill 2005: Committee Stage.

2 Mar 2006

Seanad Éireann

Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Bill 2005: Second Stage.

2 Mar 2006

Seanad Éireann

Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Bill 2005: Order for Second Stage.