S.I. No. 161/2015 - International Renewable Energy Agency (Designation) Order 2015.

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S.I. No. 161/2015 - International Renewable Energy Agency (Designation) Order 2015.

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Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in
“Iris Oifigiúil” of 5th May, 2015.
WHEREAS it is enacted by section 40(1) (amended by section 3 of the Diplomatic Relations and Immunities (Amendment) Act 2006 (No. 10 of 2006)) of the Diplomatic Relations and Immunities Act 1967 (No. 8 of 1967) that the Government may by order designate an international organisation, community or body of which the State or the Government is or intends to become a member to be an organisation to which Part VIII of that Act applies;
AND WHEREAS the International Renewable Energy Agency is such an international organisation;
NOW, the Government, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by the said section 40 (1), hereby order as follows:
1. This Order may be cited as the International Renewable Energy Agency (Designation) Order 2015.
2. The International Renewable Energy Agency is hereby designated as an organisation to which Part VIII of the Diplomatic Relations and Immunities Act 1967 (No. 8 of 1967) applies.
GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Government,
28 April 2015.
ENDA KENNY,
Taoiseach.
EXPLANATORY NOTE
(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)
The purpose of this Order is to give effect within the State to Article XIII of the Statute of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), done at Bonn on 26 January 2009, which provides that the Agency shall have international legal personality and in the territory of each Member and subject to its national legislation, it shall enjoy such domestic legal capacity as may be necessary for the exercise of its functions and the fulfilment of its purposes.

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