Bill entitled an Act to consolidate the law on domestic violence; to provide for emergency barring orders in certain circumstances; to provide for evidence to be given through television link in certain proceedings; to provide for the right of an applicant to be accompanied in certain proceedings; to provide for the obtaining of the views of a child in certain proceedings; to provide for the giving of information on support services to victims of domestic violence; to provide for the making of recommendations for engagement with certain services by respondents; to provide for restrictions on those present in court during certain proceedings; to prohibit the publication or broadcast of certain matters; to provide for an offence of forced marriage; to repeal provisions for exemption, in certain cases, from minimum age requirements for marriage; for those and other purposes to repeal the Domestic Violence Act 1996 and the Domestic Violence (Amendment) Act 2002 and to provide for the consequential amendment of certain other enactments; and to provide for related matters

Last updated: 8 May 2018

Sponsored by: Minister for Justice and Equality

Source: Government

Originating House: Seanad Éireann

History of this Act

The Bill may now be signed into law by the President

8 May 2018

Seanad Éireann
Dáil Éireann
  • Seanad First Stage

    1 Feb 2017

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    1 Feb 2017

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    1 Mar 2017

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    1 Mar 2017

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    2 May 2018

    Seanad Third Stage

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

    2 May 2018

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    30 Nov 2017

    Seanad Fourth Stage

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

    30 Nov 2017

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    30 Nov 2017

    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)

    30 Nov 2017

    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

    15 Dec 2017

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    15 Dec 2017

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    28 Mar 2018

    Dáil Third Stage

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

    28 Mar 2018

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    25 Apr 2018

    Dáil Fourth Stage

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

    25 Apr 2018

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    25 Apr 2018

    Dáil Fifth Stage

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

    25 Apr 2018

    Completed

  • Enacted

    8 May 2018

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    8 May 2018

    Current Stage

 

8 May 2018

Domestic Violence Act 2018

25 Apr 2018

As passed by Dáil Éireann

Domestic Violence Bill 2017

28 Mar 2018

As amended in Committee/Select Committee [Dáil Éireann]

Domestic Violence Bill 2017

30 Nov 2017

As passed by Seanad Éireann

Domestic Violence Bill 2017

28 Nov 2017

As amended in Committee [Seanad Éireann]

Domestic Violence Bill 2017

3 Feb 2017

As Initiated

Domestic Violence Bill 2017

Amendments

30 Apr 2018

Report Stage

Cream List [Dáil amendments to Seanad Bill]

30 Apr 2018

Cream List

Cream List [Dáil amendments to Seanad Bill]

24 Apr 2018

Report Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

24 Apr 2018

Report Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

30 Nov 2017

Report Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

29 Nov 2017

Committee Stage

2nd Additional List of Amendments [Seanad]

3 Jul 2017

Committee Stage

1st Additional List of Amendments [Seanad]

31 May 2017

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

Debates

2 May 2018

Seanad Éireann

Domestic Violence Bill 2017: [Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil] Report and Final Stages (Resumed)

2 May 2018

Seanad Éireann

Domestic Violence Bill 2017: [Seanad Bill amended by the Dáil] Report and Final Stages

30 Nov 2017

Seanad Éireann

Domestic Violence Bill 2017: Report and Final Stages

28 Nov 2017

Seanad Éireann

Domestic Violence Bill 2017: Committee Stage (Resumed)

4 Jul 2017

Seanad Éireann

Domestic Violence Bill 2017: Committee Stage (Resumed)

31 May 2017

Seanad Éireann

Domestic Violence Bill 2017: Committee Stage

1 Mar 2017

Seanad Éireann

Domestic Violence Bill 2017: Second Stage

1 Mar 2017

Seanad Éireann

Domestic Violence Bill 2017: Order for Second Stage