Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Commencement of Legislation
482. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 159 of 29 May 2019, the progress in relation to the commencement of section 13 of the Civil Registration (Amendment) Act 2014; the position that pertains to the recognition and recording here of death certificates issued in other jurisdictions in respect of Irish citizens that died abroad; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40968/19]
The commencement of section 13 of the Civil Registration (Amendment) Act 2014 is subject to engagement by Civil Registration Service staff in the HSE with training that has been developed by the General Register Office of my Department. Officials from my Department are continuing to engage with their counterparts from the Department of Health and the HSE, with a view to them expediting the matter and facilitating the commencement of the legislation necessary for implementation of the record of deaths abroad.