21st May 2018

SSI 2018/162

The Environmental Protection (Microbeads) (Scotland) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 19th June. These Regulations prohibit the use of microbeads as an ingredient in the manufacture of rinse-off personal care products and the sale of any such products containing microbeads.

16th May 2018

RI 2018/136

The European Union (Personal Protective Equipment) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 21st April. The Regulations transpose into Irish legislation the provisions of Regulation

(EU) 2016/425 on personal protective equipment. These Regulations also set out the obligations on economic operators in relation to these products and the required conformity assessment procedures for PPE.  The Regulations revoke and replace the European Communities (Personal Protective Equipment) Regulations, 1993 (RI 1993/272) and the European Communities (Personal Protective Equipment) (CE Marking) Regulations, 1994 (RI 1994/457).

16th May 2018

SI 2018/592

The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.  Comes into force 11th June.  Amends the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 (SI 1986/1078) by adding an exemption to provide that a person is not in contravention of the regulation where the hand-held mobile telephone or the hand-held device is being used to perform a remote control parking manoeuvre.