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LEGITIMACY ACT, 1931
Registration of Births of Legitimated Persons.
1.—The Registrar General of Births and Deaths in Ireland (in this Schedule referred to as the Registrar General) may, on production of such evidence as appears to him to be satisfactory, authorise at any time the re-registration of the birth of a legitimated person whose birth is already registered under the Births and Deaths Registration (Ireland) Acts, 1863 to 1880, and such re-registration shall be effected in such manner and at such place as the Registrar General may by regulation prescribe:
Provided that the Registrar General shall not authorise the re-registration of the birth of any such person in any case where information with a view to obtaining such re-registration is not furnished to him by both parents, unless—
(a) the name of a person acknowledging himself to be the father of the legitimated person has been entered in the register in pursuance of section seven of the Births and Deaths Registration Act (Ireland), 1880; or
(b) the paternity of the legitimated person has been established by an affiliation order or otherwise by a decree of a court of competent jurisdiction; or
(c) a declaration of the legitimacy of the legitimated person has been made under the Legitimacy Declaration Act (Ireland), 1868, as amended by this Act.
2.—It shall be the duty of the parents of a legitimated person, or, in cases where re-registration can be effected on information furnished by one parent and one of the parents is dead, of the surviving parent, within the time hereinafter specified, to furnish to the Registrar General information with a view to obtaining the re-registration of the birth of that person, that is to say:—
(a) if the marriage took place before the commencement of this Act, within six months of such commencement;
(b) if the marriage takes place after the commencement of this Act, within three months after the date of the marriage.
3.—Where the parents, or either of them, fail to furnish the necessary information within the time limited for the purpose, the Registrar General may at any time after the expiration of that time require the parents of a person whom he believes to have been legitimated by virtue of this Act, or either of them, to give him such information concerning the matter as he may consider necessary verified in such manner as he may direct, and for that purpose to attend personally either at a registrar's office or at any other place appointed by him within such time, not being less than seven days after the receipt of the notice, as may be specified in the notice.
4.—The failure of the parents, or either of them, to furnish information as required by this schedule in respect of any legitimated person shall not affect the legitimation of that person.
5.—No fee for re-registration under this schedule shall be charged if the necessary information for the purpose is furnished within the time above specified, but in any other case there shall be charged in respect of such re-registration such fees, not exceeding in the aggregate ten shillings, as may be prescribed by regulations under this schedule.
6.—This schedule shall be construed as one with the Births and Deaths Registration (Ireland) Acts, 1863 to 1880.