Aoife Corridan, Partner quoted in the Irish Times (2nd Feb 2016), 'Minister seeks to repair loophole in law on hit and runs'.
“Practitioners face a constant challenge in keeping updated with the latest legislation,” she said.
When checking legislation, practitioners must be aware that not all sections of every new piece of legislation are commenced immediately. The Act is often not commenced as a whole, and in some cases, the Act or parts of it may not be commenced at all.
“It further complicates matters when amendments to Road Traffic Acts are placed in other legislation, such as the Public Transport Bill 2015,” Ms Corridan said.
A consolidated Act, in which all of the legislation would be brought together in a single law, was long overdue, she added.
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