Science and Technology Act 1987
4.— In this Act—
“ the Act of 1961” means the Industrial Research and Standards Act, 1961, as amended by the Industrial Research and Standards (Amendment) Act, 1979;
“ the Agency” means Eolas—The Irish Science and Technology Agency;
“ the Board” means the Board of the Agency;
“ the dissolved body” means the National Board for Science and Technology dissolved by section 8 (7) of this Act;
“ functions” includes powers and duties;
“ institution” means any institute, college, laboratory, office or service (whether under the control of a Minister or otherwise) which is wholly or partly engaged in research and development or any other activity related to science or technology;
“ the Minister” means the Minister for Industry and Commerce.
Modifications (not altering text):
References construed (6.07.1993) by Industrial Development Act 1993 (19/1993), s. 9(3), commenced on enactment, as amended (23.07.1999) by Industrial Development (Enterprise Ireland) Act 1998 (34/1998), s. 44(4), commenced as per s. 44(5). Subsection further amended (25.07.2003) by Industrial Development (Science Foundation Ireland) Act 2003 (30/2003), s. 35(d), S.I. No. 325 of 2003.
Functions formerly exercised by the Industrial Development Authority and Eolas.
(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.