Legislation

19th September 2018

Eire legislation RI 2018/296.

RI 2018/296. European Union (Planning and Development) (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 1st September.  These Regulations transpose into Irish law the provisions of Directive 2014/52/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment by amending the Planning and Development Act 2000, the Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016 , the Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2018 and the Planning and Development Regulations 2001.

18th September 2018

SI 2018/1004

The Vehicle Drivers (Certificates of Professional Competence) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018.  Comes into force on Brexit day.    These Regulations amend SI 2007/605 The Vehicle Drivers (Certificates of Professional Competence) Regulations 2007.  The Regulations ensure that following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the domestic system regarding certificates of professional competence continues to operate effectively.

14th September 2018

SI 2018/995

The Copyright and Related Rights (Marrakesh Treaty etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.  Comes into force 11th October. These Regulations amend both the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (A 1988 c.48) and the Copyright and Rights in Database Regulations 1997 (SI 1997/3032).  These Regulations amend how the exception permitted under the Infosoc Directive, and required under the Directive, is implemented in the UK.