No. A referendum is necessary for ratification. This has not been scheduled and is unlikely to occur in 2018. A simple majority of the electorate is required.
The Government has announced that Ireland will establish a local division of the UPC assuming that the proposed referendum is carried.
One national judge and 2 judges from the pool.
No information as yet.
|UP/UPC implementing legislation
No draft implementing legislation for UP/UPC has been published. The UPC referendum will dictate the legislative timeline.
|Other UP matters of interest
Ireland has signed neither the UPC Agreement's Protocol on provisional application (PPA) nor the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities (PPI). This is pending the outcome of the referendum which is still to be scheduled.
Wouter Pors, Katharine Stephens, Michael Alt.
*Information for this country provided by John Cahir and Alison Quinn of A&L Goodbody, Dublin.