Statute Law (Ireland) Revision Act 1872

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Statute Law (Ireland) Revision Act 1872[1]
Long titleAn Act for promoting the Revision of the Statute Law by repealing certain Enactments which have ceased to be in force or have become unnecessary in Ireland.
Citation35 & 36 Vict c 98
Introduced byChichester Fortescue[2]
Territorial extent Ireland
Royal assent10 August 1872
Commencement10 August 1872[3]
Status: Amended
Text of statute as originally enacted

The Statute Law (Ireland) Revision Act 1872 (35 & 36 Vict c 98) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which repealed, as to Ireland, certain Acts of the Parliament of England which had been extended to the then Lordship of Ireland by royal writs or acts of the Parliament of Ireland down to Poynings' Law (1495). The act was intended, in particular, to make the revised edition of the statutes already published applicable to Ireland.[4][failed verification] The repeals largely mirrored those made for England and Wales by the Statute Law Revision Act 1863. The Statute Law Revision (Ireland) Act 1878 repealed acts of the Parliament of Ireland.

This Act was retained for the Republic of Ireland by the Statute Law Revision Act 2007.[5] and remains in force there as of 16 January 2020.[6]

See also[edit]



  • Halsbury's Statutes
  • "Chapter 98". The Public General Statutes passed in the Thirty-Fifth and Thirty-Sixth Years of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, 1872. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode. 1872. pp. 751–788 – via Internet Archive.


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title is authorised by section 3 of this Act.
  2. ^ "STATUTE LAW REVISION (IRELAND) BILL. ()". Hansard. 9 August 1870. HC vol 203 c1746. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  3. ^ The Acts of Parliament (Commencement) Act 1793
  4. ^ The Statute Law (Ireland) Revision Act 1872, preamble
  5. ^ Statute Law Revision Act 2007, section 2(2)(a) and Part 4 of Schedule 1
  6. ^ "British Public Statutes Affected: 1872". Irish Statute Book. 16 January 2020.