Redundancy Payments Act 1971

Offences relating to payments under Principal Act.

16

16. (1) A person who fraudulently claims a weekly payment, fraudulently applies to the Minister for a payment under section 32 of the Principal Act or fraudulently makes a claim for a rebate, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding F5 [ 5,000 ].

(2) A person who aids, abets, counsels or procures another person to commit an offence under subsection (1) of the section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding F6 [ 5,000 ].

(3) Notwithstanding any provision in any Act specifying the period within which summary proceedings may be commenced, proceedings in respect of an offence under this section may be commenced at any time within the period of three months from the date on which evidence, sufficient in the opinion of the Minister to justify a prosecution for the offence, comes to his knowledge, or within the period of twelve months after the commission of the offence, whichever period last expires.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F5

Substituted (8.05.2007) by Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (27/2007), s. 21, commenced on enactment.

F6

Substituted (8.05.2007) by Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007 (27/2007), s. 21, commenced on enactment.

Editorial Notes:

E8

Previous affecting provision: amount referred to in subss. (1) and (2) substituted (6.04.1979) by Redundancy Payments Act 1979 (7/1979), s. 18, S.I. No. 95 of 1971; subsequently substituted as per F-note above.