Bill entitled an Act to amend the law relating to insolvency, to amend the Bankruptcy Act 1988, to provide for the establishment and functions of a body to be known as Seirbhís Dócmhainneachta na hÉireann or, in the English language, the Insolvency Service of Ireland, and, in particular, in the interests of the common good (including the stability of the financial system in the State) and having regard to the following objectives—(a) the need to ameliorate the difficulties experienced by debtors in discharging their indebtedness due to insolvency and thereby lessen the adverse consequences for economic activity in the State, (b) the need to enable creditors to recover debts due to them by insolvent debtors to the extent that the means of those debtors reasonably permits, in an orderly and rational manner, and (c) the need to enable insolvent debtors to resolve their indebtedness (including by determining that debts stand discharged in certain circumstances) in an orderly and rational manner without recourse to bankruptcy, and to thereby facilitate the active participation of such persons in economic activity in the State, to provide for additional mechanisms and arrangements relating to insolvency to facilitate the achievement of those objectives, to provide for the appointment, functions, powers and jurisdiction of new judges of the circuit court to be styled specialist judges of the circuit court and, for that purpose, to amend the Courts (Establishment and Constitution) Act 1961 and the Courts (Supplemental Provisions) Act 1961 and certain other enactments, to provide for the regulation, supervision and discipline of personal insolvency practitioners, and to provide for connected matters

Last updated: 26 Dec 2012

Sponsored by: Minister for Justice and Equality

Source: Government

Originating House: Dáil Éireann

History of this Act

The Bill has been signed into law by the President

26 Dec 2012

Dáil Éireann
Seanad Éireann
  • Dáil First Stage

    27 Jun 2012

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    27 Jun 2012

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    5 Jul 2012

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    5 Jul 2012

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    18 Jul 2012

    Dáil Third Stage

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

    18 Jul 2012

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    19 Dec 2012

    Dáil Fourth Stage

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

    19 Dec 2012

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    7 Nov 2012

    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)

    7 Nov 2012

    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

    21 Nov 2012

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    21 Nov 2012

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    5 Dec 2012

    Seanad Third Stage

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

    5 Dec 2012

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    11 Dec 2012

    Seanad Fourth Stage

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

    11 Dec 2012

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    11 Dec 2012

    Seanad Fifth Stage

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

    11 Dec 2012

    Completed

  • Enacted

    26 Dec 2012

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    26 Dec 2012

    Completed

 

26 Dec 2012

An tAcht um Dhócmhainneacht Phearsanta 2012

26 Dec 2012

Personal Insolvency Act 2012

20 Dec 2012

As passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012

7 Nov 2012

As passed by Dáil Éireann

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012

13 Sep 2012

As amended in Committee/Select Committee [Dáil Éireann]

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012

27 Jun 2012

As Initiated

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012

Amendments

18 Dec 2012

Committee Stage

Cream List [Seanad amendments to Dáil Bill]

10 Dec 2012

Report Stage

1st Additional List of Amendments [Seanad]

10 Dec 2012

Report Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

5 Dec 2012

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

28 Nov 2012

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

6 Nov 2012

Report Stage

1st Additional List of Amendments [Dáil]

2 Nov 2012

Report Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

11 Sep 2012

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

Debates

19 Dec 2012

Dáil Éireann

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: From the Seanad

11 Dec 2012

Seanad Éireann

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: Report and Final Stages

5 Dec 2012

Seanad Éireann

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: Committee Stage (Resumed)

4 Dec 2012

Seanad Éireann

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: Committee Stage (Resumed)

30 Nov 2012

Seanad Éireann

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: Committee Stage (Resumed)

29 Nov 2012

Seanad Éireann

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: Committee Stage

21 Nov 2012

Seanad Éireann

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: Second Stage

7 Nov 2012

Dáil Éireann

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage

6 Nov 2012

Dáil Éireann

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: Report Stage (Resumed)

6 Nov 2012

Dáil Éireann

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: Report Stage

6 Nov 2012

Dáil Éireann

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: Order for Report Stage

13 Sep 2012

Select Committee On Justice, Defence And Equality

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: Committee Stage

18 Jul 2012

Dáil Éireann

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: Referral to Select Committee

18 Jul 2012

Dáil Éireann

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

18 Jul 2012

Dáil Éireann

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

13 Jul 2012

Dáil Éireann

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

12 Jul 2012

Dáil Éireann

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

11 Jul 2012

Dáil Éireann

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: Second Stage (Resumed)

5 Jul 2012

Dáil Éireann

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: Second Stage

5 Jul 2012

Dáil Éireann

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: Order for Second Stage

5 Jul 2012

Dáil Éireann

Personal Insolvency Bill 2012: Allocation of Time: Motion