Industrial Development Act 1986


Number 9 of 1986


INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ACT 1986

REVISED

Updated to 1 February 2019


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Industrial Development Act 1986. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

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Number 9 of 1986


INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ACT 1986

REVISED

Updated to 1 February 2019


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Industrial Development Acts 1986 to 2014 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Industrial Development (Forfás Dissolution) Act 2014 (13/2014), s. 1(2)). The Acts in this group are:

Industrial Development Act 1986 (9/1986)

Industrial Development (Amendment) Act 1991 (30/1991), in so far as it relates to the Industrial Development Act 1986

Industrial Development Act 1993 (19/1993)

Industrial Development Act 1995 (28/1995), insofar as it relates to the Industrial Development Acts 1986 to 1993

Industrial Development (Enterprise Ireland) Act 1998(34/1998), other than Part III insofar as it relates to the Legal Metrology Service, s. 35 and Part VIII

Industrial Development (Science Foundation Ireland) Act 2003 (30/2003)

Industrial Development Act 2006 (34/2006)

Industrial Development Act 2009 (11/2009)

Industrial Development (Science Foundation Ireland) (Amendment) Act 2013 (36/2013), other than ss. 7, 10

County Enterprise Boards (Dissolution) Act 2014 (4/2014)

Industrial Development (Forfás Dissolution) Act 2014 (13/2014), other than Part 7

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

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Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

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Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Industrial Development (Amendment) Act 2018 (19/2018)

Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014)

Industrial Development (Forfás Dissolution) Act 2014 (13/2014)

Industrial Development (Science Foundation Ireland) (Amendment) Act 2013 (36/2013)

Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2011 (10/2011)

Industrial Development Act 2009 (11/2009)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (19/2007)

Industrial Development (Science Foundation Ireland) Act 2003 (30/2003)

Industrial Development (Enterprise Ireland) Act 1998 (34/1998)

Freedom of Information Act 1997 (13/1997)

Industrial Development Act 1995 (28/1995)

Industrial Development Act 1993 (19/1993)

Industrial Development (Amendment) Act 1991 (30/1991)

All Acts up to and including Local Government Act 2019 (1/2019), enacted 25 January 2019, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011)

Industrial Development (Service Industries) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 81 of 2010)

Industrial Development (Services Industries) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 458 of 2003)

Industrial Development (Service Industries) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 253 of 1998)

Industrial Development Act, 1986 (Designated Areas) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 346 of 1988)

Industrial Development Act (Section 31) Order 1987 (S.I. No. 29 of 1987)

Public Service (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 1987 (S.I. No. 81 of 1987)

Industrial Development Act 1986 (Commencement) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 105 of 1986)

All statutory instruments up to and including Brown Crab (Conservation Of Stocks) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 26 of 2019), made 1 February 2019, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 9 of 1986


INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ACT 1986

REVISED

Updated to 1 February 2019


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title and commencement.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Service industry.

4.

Designated areas.

5.

Remission of rates.

6.

Triennial review of national industrial performance (Repealed).

7.

Orders.

8.

Expenses.

9.

Repeals.

PART II

Industrial Development Authority

10.

The Industrial Development Authority.

11.

Functions of the Authority.

12.

Delegation of functions.

13.

Directives to the Authority.

14.

Grants to the Authority.

15.

Maximum amount of grants, payments and guarantees by the Authority.

16.

Provision of sites and services by the Authority.

16A.

Land not immediately required for purpose of section 16.

16B.

Sale, lease or disposal of land in accordance with section 16.

16C.

Exercise of compulsory powers.

16D.

Functions of Bord Pleanála.

17.

Exemption from stamp duty.

18.

Authority's power to accept gifts.

19.

Temporary borrowing.

20.

Authority's power to engage consultants and advisers.

PART III

Industrial Incentives

21.

Authority's general grant-making powers.

22.

Grants for fixed assets leased.

23.

Grants towards reduction of interest.

24.

Guarantee of loans.

25.

Employment grants.

26.

Guarantee of loans and interest subsidy for restructuring industry.

27.

Guarantee of loans and interest subsidy for enterprise development.

28.

Training grants.

29.

Research grants.

30.

Technology acquisition grants.

31.

Research grants.

32.

Grants to secure reduction of factory rents.

33.

Percentage limits on aggregate of certain grants.

34.

Aggregate limits on investment aid.

35.

Government's power in regard to industrial incentives.

36.

Authority's powers to value assets, etc.

37.

Contravention of term or condition attached to grant or other payment.

PART IV

Members and Staff

38.

Remuneration etc. of members of Authority (Repealed).

39.

Staff of Authority (Repealed).

40.

Membership of Houses of Oireachtas or Assembly of European Communities (Repealed).

41.

Superannuation of staff.

42.

Disclosure of documents.

43.

Disclosure of information.

FIRST SCHEDULE (Repealed)

The Industrial Development Authority

SECOND SCHEDULE

Provisions Relating to Exercise of Powers of Authority

THIRD SCHEDULE

Designated Areas

FOURTH SCHEDULE

Enactments Repealed



Number 9 of 1986


INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ACT 1986

REVISED

Updated to 1 February 2019


AN ACT TO CONSOLIDATE WITH AMENDMENTS THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACT, 1950, THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ACTS, 1969 TO 1981, THE UNDEVELOPED AREAS ACTS, 1952 TO 1969, AND THE INDUSTRIAL GRANTS ACTS, 1959 TO 1969, AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED WITH THE MATTERS AFORESAID. [6 th May, 1986]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

E1

Previous affecting provision: functions and powers of the Industrial Development Authority conferred on it by Part III assigned to Forbairt or IDA and term “the Authority” construed (6.07.1993) by Industrial Development Act 1993 (19/1993), s. 9, commenced on enactment; ceased to have effect (1.08.2014) by Industrial Development (Forfás Dissolution) Act 2014 (13/2014), s. 18(6), commenced as per subs. (8) and S.I. No. 341 of 2014.