Next (PART I. Preliminary and General.)

3 1938

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Number 3 of 1938.


SHOPS (HOURS OF TRADING) ACT, 1938.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I.

Preliminary and General.

Section

1.

Short title and commencement.

2.

Definitions and interpretation.

3.

Public holidays.

4.

Provisions in relation to certain orders.

5.

Public inquiries.

6.

Penalties for offences.

7.

Offences by bodies corporate.

8.

Prosecution of offences.

9.

Powers of entry and investigation by members of the Gárda Síochána.

10.

Regulations.

11.

Laying of orders before Houses of the Oireachtas.

12.

Expenses.

13.

Repeals.

14.

Non-application of Act to certain fairs, bazaars, etc.

15.

Saving for sales to certain State authorities and for sale of stores for ships and aircraft.

PART II.

Weekly Half-Holidays in Shops.

16.

Exempted businesses for purposes of Part II.

17.

Scheduled businesses for purposes of Part II.

18.

“The weekly half -holiday”.

19.

Closing of shops at 1 p.m. on weekly half-holidays.

20.

Retail trading elsewhere than in shops.

PART III.

Hours of Trading on Weekdays.

21.

Definitions for purposes of Part III.

22.

Exempted businesses for the purposes of Part III.

23.

Scheduled businesses for purposes of Part III.

24.

Restricted application of Part III to certain shops.

25.

Hours of trading orders.

26.

Continuance in force of existing closing orders.

27.

Temporary suspension of hours of trading orders and existing closing orders.

28.

Application of different hours of trading orders and existing closing orders to a shop in which several businesses are carried on.

29.

Saving for provisions of Part II.

30.

Restricton on retail trading in places other than shops on weekdays.

PART IV.

Sunday Trading.

31.

Exempted businesses for purposes of Part IV.

32.

Restricted application of Part IV to certain shops.

33.

Exempted areas.

34.

Sunday-trading (exempted area) orders.

35.

Hours of Sunday-trading (exempted businesses) orders.

36.

Restriction on Sunday trading.

37.

Retail Sunday trading in places other than shops.

FIRST SCHEDULE.

Enactments Repealed.

SECOND SCHEDULE.

Businesses Permanently Excepted From Parts II, III and IV of this Act.

THIRD SCHEDULE.

Exempted Businesses.


Act Referred to

Public Holidays Act, 1924

No. 56 of 1924

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Number 3 of 1938.


SHOPS (HOURS OF TRADING) ACT, 1938.


AN ACT TO MAKE FURTHER AND BETTER PROVISION FOR REGULATING THE HOURS DURING WHICH SHOPS MAY REMAIN OPEN FOR THE SERVING OF CUSTOMERS. [25th February, 1938.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—