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Irish Legislation

Click on the following links for further information on relevant Irish legislation:

Human Rights Legislation

Human Rights Commission Act, 2000 & 2001

1998 Good Friday Agreement

The Constitution – Bunreacht na hÉireann, 1937

European Convention on Human Rights Act, 2003

European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Mental Capacity and Mental Health Legislation

Wards of Court - Lunacy Regulation (Ireland) Act of 1871

Enduring Powers of Attorney - Powers of Attorney Act 1996

Mental Capacity Bill, 2008

Mental Health Act, 2001

Domestic Violence Legislation

Domestic Violence Act, 1996

Family Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1997

Domestic Violence (Amendment) Act, 2002

Criminal Law

Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, 1997

Criminal Law Act, 1997

Criminal Law (Rape) Act, 1981

Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act, 1990

Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act, 1993

Criminal Damage Act, 1991

Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act, 2001

Reporting Abuse

Health Act, 2007: Part 14, Section 103

Coroner’s Act, 1962 & 2005

Coroner’s Bill, 2007

Regulation of Health and Social Care Services and Staff

Health Act, 2007

HIQA: National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland 2008

Health and Social Care Professionals Act, 2005

Medical Practitioners Act, 2007

Pharmacy Act, 2007

Financial Support for Nursing Home Care

Health Act (Nursing Homes), 1990

Nursing Home (Subvention) Regulations, 1993

Health (Repayment Scheme) Act, 2006

Health (Nursing Homes) (Amendment) Act, 2007

Nursing Home Support Scheme Act, 2009

Nursing Home Support Scheme Act 2009 (Commencement) (Certain Provisions) Order 2009 (S.I. 256)

Equality and Age Discrimination

Employment Equality Acts, 1998 and 2004

Equal Status Acts, 2000 and 2004

Equality Act, 2004

Disability Act, 2005

The Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2008

Financial Regulation and Consumer Protection Legislation

Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland Acts, 2003 and 2004

Consumer Protection Act, 2007

Markets in Financial Instruments and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 2007

Consumer Credit Act, 1995