Skip Navigation, or press ALT and K together and then press enter.Welcome to the OMC website. This site has been developed for both the visually impaired and non visually impaired. If you would like to use the visually impaired version of this site please go to, or press ALT and I together and then press enter


Relevant  Legislation



Restatements and Revision of Acts

A restated or revised Act is an administrative consolidation of that Act. It brings together in a single text all amendments and changes to an Act, making the law more accessible for all users.

More about restatement and revision of Acts


Legislation Programme 2014

Name of proposed Bill 

Purpose of proposed Bill

Children (Amendment) Bill




This Bill will amalgamate the children detention schools in the

interests of cost/administrative efficiencies and the public interest.

It will also provide for remission in children detention schools and

a number of technical amendments which will improve the

workability of certain provisions. It will also incorporate a number

of amendments to various pieces of legislation to remove references

to the detention of children in adult institutions.  The General Schemes

to provide for the various amendments were approved by Government in

April 2013 and September 2014. 


Draft General Scheme Children (Amendment) Bill 2013


Draft General Scheme Children (Amendment) Bill 2014


Aftercare Bill 2014


This Bill will strengthen the legislative provisions for aftercare by

amending the Child Care Act 1991 to place a statutory duty on

the Child and Family Agency to prepare an aftercare plan for each

eligible child. The General Scheme was referred to the joint

Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children for their consideration.

Consideration is now being given by the Department to the

recommendations of the Committee with a view to finalising

the policy and seeking government approval to draft a Bill.  





Legislation Programme 2013

Information on the legislation which is being proposed by the Department for 2013 is set out below. The proposed legislation is included in the  Government Legislation Programme which can be found on the website of the Department of the Taoiseach.

Name of proposed Bill

 Purpose of proposed Bill

Children First Bill                             

This Bill will put the Children First National Guidelines on a statutory basis to implement the Programme for Government commitment in that regard. The development of this legislation is part of a suite of legislation to strengthen child protection which includes the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 and the Criminal Justice (Withholding of Information on Offences against Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012. The Ministers and officials from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Department of Justice and Equality are working closely to ensure that the legislative elements are well-integrated and complementary.

Child and Family Agency Bill

The Bill will establish the Child and Family Agency, whose remit will include the delivery of child welfare and protection services and family support services currently operated by the HSE. The Agency will also have responsibility for domestic, sexual and gender-based violence services and community psychology services (this does not encompass psychologists operating within acute, disability, mental health or other specialist settings). The Family Support Agency and the National Educational Welfare Board will also be incorporated into the Agency.

Read Bill

Adoption (Tracing and Information) Bill

The Bill will provide for the Adoption Authority to have responsibility for safeguarding and maintenance of all adoption records in the State and for ensuring that access to those records is provided to an adopted person or birth parent in accordance with the Bill. The Bill will provide for an Information and Tracing Service to applicants seeking information about adoptions.



The Irish Statute Book (eISB)

The electronic Irish Statute Book (eISB) is produced by the Office of the Attorney General and includes Acts of the Oireachtas, Statutory Instruments and the Legislation Directory, which can be accessed on their website at:

follow us on twitter skills to work Supporting SMEs