Equality, Integration, Disability and Human Rights (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 2011

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR SI 139/2011

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 1st April, 2011.

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 2011.

(2) This Order comes into operation on 1 April 2011.

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 Justice and Law Reform.

(2) References to the Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs 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 Justice and Law Reform.

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

(2) The functions vested in the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs 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 the integration of...

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