Equality, Integration, Disability and Human Rights (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 2010

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR SI 217/2010

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 21st May, 2010.

The Government, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 6(1) of the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 1939 (No. 36 of 1939), hereby order as follows:

1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Equality, Integration, Disability and Human Rights (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2010.

(2) This Order comes into operation on 1 June 2010.

2. (1) The administration and business in connection with the exercise, performance or execution of any functions transferred by Article 3 are transferred to the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

(2) References to the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform contained in any Act or instrument made under such Act and relating to any administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) shall, from the commencement of this Order, be read as references to the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

3. (1) The functions vested in the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform by or under any of the Acts mentioned in the Schedule are transferred to the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

(2) The functions vested in the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform in relation to—

(a) the Traveller Policy Unit which supports and co-ordinates ongoing policy development in relation to travellers in Irish society, including monitoring and supporting actions to increase the effectiveness of national policies, promoting positive communications between traveller communities, public bodies and the wider settled community and contributing to policy development at international level,

(b) the Gender Equality Division which supports and co-ordinates ongoing policy development in relation to the achievement of de facto gender equality in Ireland and co-ordinates and contributes to policy review and policy development on gender equality issues and gender related matters at international level,

(c) the co-ordination of Government policy towards the promotion and support of equal participation in society of people with disabilities,

(d) the development and implementation of policies to combat discrimination and to promote a more inclusive society,

(e) the promotion of equal opportunities, fundamental rights and greater availability of family-friendly workplace practices, and

(f) the promotion of...

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