Science and Technology Act 1987


Number 30 of 1987


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACT 1987

REVISED

Updated to 1 February 2019


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Science and Technology Act 1987. 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 30 of 1987


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACT 1987

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.

Annotations

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Material not updated in this revision

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Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

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

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

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

Industrial Development Act 1993 (19/1993)

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

Industrial Research and Standards (Fire Safety) (Domestic Furniture) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 316 of 1995)

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 30 of 1987


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACT 1987

REVISED

Updated to 1 February 2019


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary and General



Number 30 of 1987


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACT 1987

REVISED

Updated to 1 February 2019


AN ACT TO COMBINE THE FUNCTIONS OF THE NATIONAL BOARD FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND THE INSTITUTE FOR INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND STANDARDS IN A SINGLE BODY AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. [23 rd December, 1987]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

E1

Powers and functions of Eolas under Act transferred and references construed (6.07.1993) by Industrial Development Act 1993 (19/1993), s. 9(1), (3), commenced on enactment, subject to cessation of functions provided (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: (6) Any assignment of powers and functions under section 9 of the Act of 1993 to Enterprise Ireland or IDA in force immediately before the coming into operation of this section shall cease to have effect on that coming into operation.

Functions formerly exercised by the Industrial Development Authority and Eolas.

9.—(1) Subject to subsection (2), the powers and functions of the Industrial Development Authority, as specified in the Act of 1986, and the powers and functions of Eolas, as specified in the Industrial Research and Standards Act, 1961 and in the Act of 1987, shall be vested in Forfás and may, to such an extent and in accordance with such directions as the Minister may from time to time determine, be assigned to and exercised by [Enterprise Ireland ] [, IDA or Science Foundation Ireland ] as the case may be.

(2) The powers and functions of the Industrial Development Authority conferred on it by Part III of the Act of 1986 shall be assigned to, and exercised by, [Enterprise Ireland] or IDA to such an extent and in accordance with such directions as Forfás, with the concurrence of the Minister, may from time to time determine.

(3) For the purposes of this section, references in the Act of 1986 and in the Shannon Free Airport Development Company Limited (Amendment) Act, 1970 to “the Authority” and in the Act of 1987 to “the Agency” shall be construed as references to [Forfás, Enterprise Ireland, IDA and Science Foundation Ireland ], or to any of them, as may be appropriate.