Listed below is the legislation for which the Department has been responsible since the foundation of the State. There are a small number of enactments predating independence such as the Intermediate Education Acts and the Children Act, 1908 (in part). Some recent legislation remains in part or total to be commenced, but plans are being made in relation to those (see *).
Primary Legislation in Preparation
The Department is currently in the process of preparing the following items of draft legislation:
Universities (Amendment) Bill
Drafting work based on the General Scheme of the Bill which was approved by Government in October 2012 is underway.
Education (Admission to School) Bill
Drafting of the Heads of the Bill is underway and is at an early stage.