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Legislation governing the National Archives


The National Archives is governed by a number of acts and regulations, the most important of which are listed below. Those that are hyperlinked are available to read as .pdf files and can be accessed using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

 

 

Other relevant Acts and Statutory Instruments include the following:

 

  • Public Records (Ireland) Act, 1867 (138 KB) – repealed by National Archives Act, 1986
  • Public Records (Ireland) Act, 1867, Amendment Act, 1875 – repealed by National Archives Act, 1986
  • Parochial Records Act, 1876 – repealed by National Archives Act, 1986
  • Coroners Act, 1962, Section 29
  • Data Protection Act, 1988
  • Arts and Culture (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 1993
  • Gaeltacht (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order, 1993
  • Statistics Act, 1993, Section 35
  • Local Government Act, 1994, Section 64 - repealed by but restated in Local Government Act, 2001 – see below
  • Harbours Act, 1996, Section 92
  • National Cultural Institutions Act, 1997, especially Section 47
  • Freedom of Information Act, 1997 (the entire Act, but especially sections 6(8), 15(5) and 46(2) and Paragraph 1(2) of the First Schedule)
  • Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997, Section 1003 – as amended by subsequent annual Finance Acts
  • Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order, 1997
  • Local Government Act, 2001, Section 80(6)
  • Heritage Fund Act, 2001
  • Data Protection (Amendment) Act, 2003
  • Freedom of Information (Amendment) Act, 2003
  • Arts and Culture (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 2002
  • Tourism, Sport and Recreation (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order, 2002
  • Arts, Sport and Tourism (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order, 2010
  • Tourism, Culture and Sport (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order, 2011