Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2020

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR SI 451/2020

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 23rd October, 2020.

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), herby order as follows:

1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2020.

(2) This Order comes into operation on 21 October 2020.

2. (1) The administration and business in connection with the exercise, performance or execution of any functions transferred by this Order are transferred to the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

(2) References to the Department of Education and Skills contained in any Act or any instrument made under such Act and relating to any administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) shall, from the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

3. (1) The functions vested in the Minister for Education and Skills -

(a) by or under the Acts specified in Part 1 of the Schedule, and

(b) under the Regulations specified in Part 2 of the Schedule,

are transferred to the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

(2) References to the Minister for Education and Skills contained in any Act or instrument made under such Act and relating to any functions transferred by paragraph (1) shall, from the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

4. Where, immediately before the commencement of this Order, any legal proceedings are pending to which the Minister for Education and Skills is a party and the proceedings have reference to functions transferred by this Order to the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, the name of the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science shall, in so far as the proceedings relate to any functions transferred by this Order, be substituted in the proceedings for that of the Minister for Education and Skills or added in the proceedings, as may be appropriate, and the proceedings shall not abate by reason of such substitution.

5. Anything commenced before the commencement of this Order by or under the authority of the Minister for Education and Skills, may in so far as it relates to a function transferred by this Order to the Minister for...

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