Bill entitled an Act to revise in part the Law of Defamation; to repeal the Defamation act 1961; and to provide for matters connected therewith

Last updated: 23 Jul 2009

Sponsored by: Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform

Source: Government

Originating House: Seanad Éireann

History of this Act

Seanad Éireann
Dáil Éireann
Enacted Bill
  • Seanad First Stage

    7 Jul 2006

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    7 Jul 2006

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    6 Dec 2006

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    6 Dec 2006

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    20 Feb 2007

    Seanad Third Stage

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

    20 Feb 2007

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    11 Mar 2008

    Seanad Fourth Stage

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

    11 Mar 2008

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    11 Mar 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)

    11 Mar 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

    8 May 2008

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    8 May 2008

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    29 Apr 2009

    Dáil Third Stage

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

    29 Apr 2009

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    8 Jul 2009

    Dáil Fourth Stage

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

    8 Jul 2009

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    8 Jul 2009

    Dáil Fifth Stage

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

    8 Jul 2009

    Completed

  • Enacted

    23 Jul 2009

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    23 Jul 2009

    Current Stage

 

23 Jul 2009

Defamation Act 2009

23 Jul 2009

An tAcht um Chlúmhilleadh 2009

9 Jul 2009

As passed by Dáil Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006

2 Jul 2009

As amended in Committee/Select Committee [Dáil Éireann]

Defamation Bill 2006

12 Mar 2008

As passed by Seanad Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006

13 Dec 2007

As amended in Committee [Seanad Éireann]

Defamation Bill 2006

11 Jul 2006

As Initiated

Defamation Bill 2006

Amendments

8 Jul 2009

Report Stage

Cream List [Dáil amendments to Seanad Bill]

7 Jul 2009

Report Stage

1st Additional List of Amendments [Dáil]

6 Jul 2009

Report Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

14 May 2009

Committee Stage

1st Additional List of Amendments [Dáil]

27 Apr 2009

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

11 Mar 2008

Report Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

4 Dec 2007

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

20 Feb 2007

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

Debates

9 Jul 2009

Seanad Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006 [Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil]: Report and Final Stages.

8 Jul 2009

Dáil Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006 [Seanad]: Report and Final Stages.

1 Jul 2009

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

Defamation Bill 2006 [Seanad]: Committee Stage (Resumed).

20 May 2009

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

Defamation Bill 2006 [Seanad]: Committee Stage (Resumed).

14 May 2008

Dáil Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006 [Seanad]: Referral to Select Committee.

14 May 2008

Dáil Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed).

14 May 2008

Dáil Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed).

8 May 2008

Dáil Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006 [Seanad]: Second Stage.

11 Mar 2008

Seanad Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006: Report and Final Stages.

11 Dec 2007

Seanad Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006: Committee Stage (Resumed).

11 Dec 2007

Seanad Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006: Committee Stage (Resumed).

5 Dec 2007

Seanad Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006: Committee and Remaining Stages (Resumed).

5 Dec 2007

Seanad Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006: Committee Stage (Resumed).

4 Dec 2007

Seanad Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006: Committee Stage.

26 Sep 2007

Seanad Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006: Restoration to Order Paper.

21 Mar 2007

Seanad Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006: Committee Stage (Resumed).

6 Mar 2007

Seanad Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006: Committee Stage (Resumed).

28 Feb 2007

Seanad Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006: Committee Stage (Resumed).

28 Feb 2007

Seanad Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006: Committee Stage (Resumed).

20 Feb 2007

Seanad Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006: Committee Stage.

13 Dec 2006

Seanad Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006: Second Stage (Resumed).

6 Dec 2006

Seanad Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006: Second Stage.

6 Dec 2006

Seanad Éireann

Defamation Bill 2006: Order for Second Stage.