S.I. No. 216/2011 - Irish Language, Gaeltacht and the Islands (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) (No. 2) Order 2011.

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S.I. No. 216/2011 - Irish Language, Gaeltacht and the Islands (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) (No. 2) Order 2011.

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Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in
“Iris Oifigiúil” of 13th May, 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 Irish Language, Gaeltacht and the Islands (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) (No. 2) Order 2011.
(2) This Order comes into operation on 1 June 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 Tourism, Culture and Sport.
(2) References to the Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs contained in any Act or any instrument made thereunder 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 Tourism, Culture and Sport.
3. (1) The functions vested in the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs under—
(a) section 33 (3)(c) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (No. 30 of 2000), and
(b) the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 ( S.I. No. 600 of 2001 ),
are transferred to the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport.
(2) References to the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs contained in any Act or instrument made thereunder and relating to any functions transferred by this Article shall, from the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport.
4. Where, immediately before the commencement of this Order, any legal proceedings are pending to which the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs is a party and the proceedings have reference to functions transferred by this Order to the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport, the name of the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport shall, in so far as the proceedings relate to any function transferred by this Order, be substituted in the proceedings for that of the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs 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 Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs may, in so far as it relates to functions transferred by this Order to the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport, be carried on or completed on or after such commencement by the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport.
6. Every document (including any certificate or licence) granted or made in the performance of a function transferred by this Order shall, if and in so far as it was operative immediately before the commencement of this Order, have effect from such commencement as if it had been granted or made by the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport.
GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Government,
10 May 2011.
ENDA KENNY,
Taoiseach.

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