Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980

Interpretation generally.

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2. (1) In this Act—

Act of 1893” means the Sale of Goods Act, 1893;

business” includes profession and the activities of any State authority or local authority;

F1 [ consumer-hire agreement has the meaning assigned to it by section 2 (1) of the Consumer Credit Act, 1995; ]

deals as consumer” shall be construed in accordance with section 3;

fair and reasonable” shall be construed in accordance with subsection (3);

F2 [ hire-purchase agreement has the meaning assigned to it by section 2 (1) of the Consumer Credit Act, 1995; ]

the Minister” means the Minister for Industry, Commerce and Tourism;

service” does not include meteorological or aviation services provided by the Minister for Transport or anything done under a contract of service;

State authority” means a Minister of the Government, the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland and the Irish Land Commission.

(2) A reference in this Act to the supply of a service includes reference to the rendering or provision of a service or facility and to an offer to supply.

(3) Where, under section 13 , 31 , 40 or 46 of this Act or under section 55 of the Act of 1893 (inserted by section 22 of this Act), a question arises as to whether a term, agreement or provision is fair and reasonable regard shall be had to the criteria set out in the Schedule in deciding it.