Consolidation of statutes

Consolidation involves the bringing together of several statutes in an area of law into one Act. Consolidation does not change the law. It is a way of tidying up the statute book and making it easier for people to access legislation. Instead of having to look up several Acts covering a number of years on a particular matter, the user has to look up only one Act. The result is to make it much easier and less time consuming for the user.

At present the Commission is not undertaking any consolidation projects, but our 11th Programme of Law Reform contains a project on the consolidation of nature conservation legislation.  We will begin work on it during the currency of the Programme (ie 2023 to 2027).