Current status of implementation


The Irish NIS Directive implementation bill has not yet been published and a date for publication is not currently available. The Irish Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment (a government department) published a consultation paper on the proposed approach to take on the NIS Directive in November 2017, with the deadline for submissions having closed on 20 December 2017.

Implementation Act


According to the Irish Government's Spring / Summer 2017 legislative programme it is intended that the Cyber Security Bill (not yet published) will transpose the NIS Directive. According to the consultation paper, the drafting of the legislation to transpose the NIS Directive (the Cyber Security Bill) will be concluded by March / April 2018.

Determination of operators of essential services (Art. 5 NIS)

No official information has been made publicly available at present. However, the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment has noted that those entities likely to be formally designated as operators of essential services (OES) once the legislation is in place have been informed as such.
Reporting obligations

More details to follow.
Sanctions regime

More details to follow.
Competent authorities

The competent authority will be the National Cyber Security Centre, which is an office of the Department of Communications.
Jurisdictional applications

More details to follow.
Remarks (if any)

The consultation paper is helpful in providing indicative terms that may appear in the legislation, once enacted.


Last reviewed 28.02.2018