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S.I. 103 of 2015 – Freedom of Information Act 2014 (Commencement Date for Certain Bodies) Order 2015

STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

S.I. No. 103 of 2015

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT  2014 (COMMENCEMENT DATE FOR  CERTAIN BODIES) ORDER 2015

I, BRENDAN HOWLIN, Minister  for  Public  Expenditure and  Reform,  in exercise  of the  powers  conferred on me by section  3 of the  Freedom of Infor- mation  Act 2014 (No. 30 of 2014), hereby  make  the following order:

Citation

1. This  Order may be  cited  as the  Freedom of Information Act  2014 (Commencement Date  for Certain  Bodies)  Order 2015.

Later date for bodies in Schedule

2. The 14th day of October 2015 is appointed as the later date,  as referred to in section 1(3)(b)  of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 (No. 30 of 2014), on which that  Act  (other than  section  8) shall come  into  operation in relation to each body specified in the Schedule.

Schedule

1.    An Garda Síochána.

2.    Gaslink  Independent System Operator Limited.

3.    EirGrid plc.

4.    ESB Networks Limited.

5.    Iarnród Éireann.

 

GIVEN under  my Official Seal,

25 March  2015.
BRENDAN HOWLIN,

Minister  for Public Expenditure and Reform.

 

Notice of the making  of this Statutory  Instrument was published  in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 27th March, 2015.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation).

The  purpose of this  Order is to  provide  a later  commencement date  under Section 1(3)(b)  of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 for the bodies  listed in the Schedule  to the Order. These bodies  will now become  subject to FOI  under the  Act  on 14 October 2015, rather than  on the  standard commencement date for new FOI  bodies  of 14 April  2015 (6 months  from  enactment) as provided for under  the Act.

 

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