Bill entitled an Act to make exceptional provision, in the public interest and having regard to the manifest and grave risk to human life and public health posed by the spread of the disease known as Covid-19 and in order to mitigate, where practicable, the effect of the spread of that disease and to mitigate the adverse economic consequences resulting, or likely to result from the spread of that disease and to mitigate its impact on the administration of vital public service functions; to make provision in relation to the operation of certain provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004 during the period of 3 months following the enactment of this Act and such further period (if any) as may be specified by order of the Government; to amend the Planning and Development Act 2000 to provide, in certain circumstances, for the disregard of a certain period in the calculation of time limits referred to in that Act and in certain other enactments; to provide for the registration of certain health and social care professionals to fulfil the need for medical resources to alleviate the risk from Covid-19 to human life and public health and for those and related purposes to amend the Dentists Act 1985, the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005, the Pharmacy Act 2007, the Medical Practitioners Act 2007, and the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011; to make provision, due to the exigencies of the public health emergency posed by the spread of Covid-19, for certain amendments and modifications to the provisions of the Mental Health Act 2001 relating to the carrying out of reviews under section 18 of that Act; to amend the Defence Act 1954 to enable the re-enlistment of formerly enlisted persons; to enable the provision of a temporary wage subsidy to certain employees; to make provision in relation to the operation of certain provisions of the Redundancy Payments Act 1967 for a certain period following the enactment of this Act and such further period (if any) as may be specified by order of the Government and, for that purpose, to amend the Redundancy Payments Act 1967; to make provision allowing for the modified operation of certain aspects of the civil registration system, if required, for a limited period and such further period (if any) as may be specified by order of the Government, including by way of allowing certain persons to provide particulars to a registrar in writing rather than by appearing in person, and by allowing the staff of an tArd-Chláraitheoir to perform the functions of certain registrars in circumstances where the civil registration system is not available or able to perform its statutory functions as it ordinarily would be, and for those purposes, to amend the Civil Registration Act 2004; and to provide for related matters.

Last updated: 27 Mar 2020

Sponsored by: Minister for Health

Source: Government

Originating House: Dáil Éireann

History of this Act

The Bill has been signed into law by the President.

27 Mar 2020

Dáil Éireann
Seanad Éireann
  • Dáil First Stage

    24 Mar 2020

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    24 Mar 2020

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    26 Mar 2020

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    26 Mar 2020

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    26 Mar 2020

    Dáil Third Stage

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

    26 Mar 2020

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    26 Mar 2020

    Dáil Fourth Stage

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

    26 Mar 2020

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    26 Mar 2020

    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)

    26 Mar 2020

    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

    27 Mar 2020

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    27 Mar 2020

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    27 Mar 2020

    Seanad Third Stage

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

    27 Mar 2020

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    27 Mar 2020

    Seanad Fourth Stage

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

    27 Mar 2020

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    27 Mar 2020

    Seanad Fifth Stage

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

    27 Mar 2020

    Completed

  • Enacted

    27 Mar 2020

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    27 Mar 2020

    Completed

 

27 Mar 2020

Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020

27 Mar 2020

An tAcht um Bearta Éigeandála ar Mhaithe le Leas an Phobail (Covid-19), 2020

26 Mar 2020

As passed by Dáil Éireann

Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020

24 Mar 2020

As Initiated

Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020

Amendments

27 Mar 2020

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

26 Mar 2020

Committee Stage

1st Substitute List of Amendments [Dáil]

26 Mar 2020

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Seanad]

25 Mar 2020

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

Debates

27 Mar 2020

Seanad Éireann

Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages

27 Mar 2020

Seanad Éireann

An Bille um Bearta Éigeandála ar mhaithe le Leas an Phobail (Covid-19) 2020: Céim an Choiste agus na Céimeanna a bheidh Fágtha

27 Mar 2020

Seanad Éireann

Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020: Second Stage

27 Mar 2020

Seanad Éireann

An Bille um Bearta Éigeandála ar mhaithe le Leas an Phobail (Covid-19) 2020: An Dara Céim

26 Mar 2020

Dáil Éireann

Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020: Committee and Remaining Stages

26 Mar 2020

Dáil Éireann

An Bille um Bearta Éigeandála ar mhaithe le Leas an Phobail (Covid-19), 2020: Céim an Choiste agus na Céimeanna a bheidh Fágtha

26 Mar 2020

Dáil Éireann

Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020: Second Stage (Resumed)

26 Mar 2020

Dáil Éireann

Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020: Second Stage

26 Mar 2020

Dáil Éireann

An Bille um Bearta Éigeandála ar mhaithe le Leas an Phobail (Covid-19), 2020: An Dara Céim

26 Mar 2020

Dáil Éireann

Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Bill 2020: Order for Second Stage

26 Mar 2020

Dáil Éireann

An Bille um Bearta Éigeandála ar mhaithe le Leas an Phobail (Covid-19), 2020: Ordú don Dara Céim