1916: 6 & 7 George 5, c.45: Time (Ireland) Act.

1916: 6 & 7 George 5, c.45: An Act to assimilate the Time adopted for use in Ireland to that adopted for use in Great Britain.

[23rd August 1916.]

BE it enacted by the King’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

[Time in Ireland.]

1. As from two o’clock in the morning, Dublin mean time, on Sunday the first day of October nineteen hundred and sixteen, the time for general purposes in Ireland shall be the same as the time for general purposes in Great Britain both during the periods when

[6 & 7 Geo. 6. c. 14.]

the Summer Time Act, 1916, is in force and at all other times, and accordingly the enactments mentioned in the schedule to this Act shall, as from the same date, be repealed to the extent specified in the third column to that schedule.

[Short title.]

2. This Act may be cited as the Time (Ireland) Act, 1916.


Session and Chapter. – Short Title. – Extent of Repeal.

43 & 44 Vict. c. 9. 1 – The Statutes (Definition of Time), Act, 1880. – In section one the words “in the case of Great Britain,“ and the words “and in the case of Ireland, Dublin mean time.”

6 & 7 Geo. 5. c. 14. – The Summer Time Act, 1916. – In subsection (1) of section one the words “in Great Britain” and subsection (4) of the same section.

Source: The Law Reports, Public General Statutes, 1916.

Further reading: RTE: How Daylight Saving Time came to Ireland.

See also: Definition of Time Act, 1880; Summer Time Act, 1916.