Greyhound Industry Act 1958

Appeal Committee.

50

50. (1) There shall be a committee (in this and the next section referred to as the Appeal Committee) to determine the appeals provided for by the next section.

(2) The Appeal Committee shall consist of the following members:

(a) a chairman who shall be a Judge of the Supreme Court, F59[Court of Appeal,] High Court or Circuit Court or a practising barrister or solicitor of seven years' standing at least, and

(b) two ordinary members.

(3) The members of the Appeal Committee shall be appointed by the Minister and shall be eligible for reappointment.

(4) A member of the Appeal Committee may, by letter addressed to the Minister, resign his membership.

(5) The term of office of a member of the Appeal Committee shall, unless terminated by death or resignation, be five years or, in the case of a member filling a vacancy caused by the death or resignation of a member, the remainder of the term of office of such last-mentioned member.

(6) The quorum of the Appeal Committee shall be the chairman and one ordinary member.

(7) The Appeal Committee may act notwithstanding one vacancy among its ordinary members.

(8) An appeal to the Appeal Committee shall not be determined in favour of the appellant unless two members at least of the Appeal Committee are in favour of that determination.

(9) A member of the Appeal Committee (other than a Judge) shall be paid by the Board such remuneration and allowances for expenses as the Minister determines.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F59

Inserted (28.10.2014) by Court of Appeal Act 2014 (18/2014), s. 42, S.I. No. 479 of 2014.

F60

Substituted and inserted by Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019), s. 50(a), not commenced as of date of revision.

F61

Inserted by Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019). s. 50(b), not commenced as of date of revision.

F62

Inserted by Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019). s. 50(c), not commenced as of date of revision.

F63

Substituted by Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019). s. 50(d), not commenced as of date of revision.

F64

Inserted by Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019). s. 50(e), not commenced as of date of revision.

F65

Substituted and inserted by Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019). s. 50(f), not commenced as of date of revision.

Modifications (not altering text):

C21

Prospective affecting provision: subss. (1), (4), (9) substituted, (2)(a) amended and (1A), (2A), (5A), (5B), (10) inserted by Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019). s. 50(a)-(f), not commenced as of date of revision.

50. F60[(1) The Greyhound Racing Appeal Committee ("Appeal Committee") continues in being to determine appeals provided for by

(a) section 49 of the Greyhound Racing Act 2019 pertaining to decisions of the Control Committee, and

(b) section 51 pertaining to decisions of the Board.

(1A) The members of the Appeal Committee who held office immediately before the commencement of section 50 of the Greyhound Racing Act 2019 cease to hold office upon such commencement but any such member is eligible to be reappointed as a member of the committee under this section.]

(2) The Appeal Committee shall consist of the following members:

(a) a chairman who shall be a Judge of the Supreme Court, F61[Court of Appeal,] High Court or Circuit Court or a practising barrister or solicitor of seven years' standing at least, and

(b) two ordinary members.

F62[(2A) A member of the Board, an office holder in the Club or member of the Control Committee shall not be a member of the Appeal Committee.]

(3) ...

F63[(4) A member of the Appeal Committee may

(a) by letter addressed to the Minister resign his or her membership and the resignation takes effect when the Minister receives the letter, or

(b) at any time be removed from office by the Minister if, in the opinion of the Minister, he or she has become incapable through ill-health of effectively performing his or her functions or has committed stated misbehaviour.]

(5) ...

F64[(5A) A member of the Appeal Committee may serve a maximum of 2 consecutive terms.

(5B) Where a member of the Board, whose term of office has expired, has not been reappointed or may not be reappointed by virtue of having served 2 consecutive terms, the member shall continue in office until the vacancy occasioned by the expiration of his or her term of office is filled by the appointment of another person.]

...

F65[(9) A member of the Appeal Committee (other than a judge) shall be paid by the Board such remuneration (if any) and allowances for expenses (if any) as the Board with the consent of the Minister and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform determines.

(10) The Board shall provide the secretarial and executive functions necessary to serve the work of the Appeal Committee.]