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INSURANCE ACT, 2000

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Short title, collective citation and commencement.

1. —(1) This Act may be cited as the Insurance Act, 2000 .

(2) This Act (other than sections 16 to 33) and the Insurance Acts, 1909 to 1990, may be cited together as the Insurance Acts, 1909 to 2000.

(3) This Act (other than sections 3 to 15), the Investment Intermediaries Act, 1995 , sections 37 to 49 of the Central Bank Act, 1997 , and section 44 and sections 52 to 69 of the Investor Compensation Act, 1998 , may be cited together as the Investment Intermediaries Acts, 1995 to 2000.

(4) (a) Subject to subsection (5), this Act shall come into operation on such day or days as, by order or orders made by the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, may be appointed either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision and different days may be so appointed for different purposes and different provisions.

(b) An order under this subsection may, as respects the repeal of Part IV of the Act of 1989 effected by section 8 of this Act, fix different days for the repeal of different provisions of the said Part IV or for the repeal for different purposes of any such provision.

(5) The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment shall consult with the Minister for Finance before making an order under subsection (4) with respect to sections 16 to 33 of this Act.

Interpretation.

2. —(1) In this Act—

“Act of 1989” means the Insurance Act, 1989 ;

“Act of 1995” means the Investment Intermediaries Act, 1995 .

(2) A reference in this Act to any enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended, extended or adapted by or under any subsequent enactment including this Act.