Industrial Development (Enterprise Ireland) Act 1998

Interpretation.

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2. (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

the Act of 1986” means the Industrial Development Act, 1986;

the Act of 1993” means the Industrial Development Act, 1993;

the Act of 1995” means the Industrial Development Act, 1995;

the Agency” means Enterprise Ireland established under section 6 ;

An Bord Tráchtála” means An Bord Tráchtála — The Irish Trade Board;

An Foras” means An Foras Áiseanna Saothair;

the Board” in Part II , means the Board of the Agency;

the chief executive officer” means the chief officer of the Agency appointed under section 13 ;

establishment day” means the day appointed by the Minister under section 3 to be the establishment day;

functions” includes powers and duties, and reference to the performance of functions includes, as respects powers and duties, references to the exercise of the powers and the performance of the duties;

IDA” means the Industrial Development Agency (Ireland);

the Minister” means the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment;

the NSAI” means the National Standards Authority of Ireland;

recognised trade unions and associations” means the trade unions and staff associations recognised by Forfás, the Agency, IDA or NSAI, as the case may be, for the purpose of negotiations which are concerned with the transfer of staff to Forfás, the Agency, IDA or NSAI, as the case may be, as well as remuneration, conditions of employment or working conditions of employees;

remuneration” includes allowances for expenses, benefits-in-kind and superannuation;

subsidiary” in Part II , means a subsidiary acquired or formed and registered by the Agency pursuant to section 5 of the Act of 1995;

superannuation benefits” means pensions, gratuities and other allowances payable on resignation, retirement or death.

(2) In this Act—

( a) a reference to a section or Part is to a section or Part of this Act, unless it is indicated that reference to some other enactment is intended,

( b) a reference to a subsection, paragraph or subparagraph is to a subsection, paragraph or subparagraph of the provision in which the reference occurs, unless it is indicated that reference to some other provision is intended, and

( c) a reference to an enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended, adapted or extended by or under any subsequent enactment including this Act.