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2 1998

CENTRAL BANK ACT, 1998

PART I

Preliminary and General

Short title, construction and commencement.

1. —(1) This Act may be cited as the Central Bank Act, 1998.

(2) This Act and the Central Bank Acts, 1942 to 1997, shall be construed together as one Act and may be cited together as the Central Bank Acts, 1942 to 1998.

(3) This Act shall come into operation on such day or days as the Minister may appoint by order or orders either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision, and different days may be so appointed for different purposes or different provisions of this Act.

Interpretation.

2. —In this Act—

Act of 1942” means the Central Bank Act, 1942 ;

Act of 1971” means the Central Bank Act, 1971 ;

Act of 1989” means the Central Bank Act, 1989 ;

Act of 1997” means the Central Bank Act, 1997 ;

Bank” means the Central Bank of Ireland;

Minister” means the Minister for Finance;

Statute” means the Statute on the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank as set out in Protocol (No. 3) (annexed by the Treaty on European Union done at Maastricht on the 7th day of February, 1992) to the Treaty establishing the European Community done at Rome on the 25th day of March, 1957.