Industrial Development (Enterprise Ireland) Act 1998

Amendment of Schedules to Act of 1993.

47

47. (1) The First Schedule to the Act of 1993 is hereby amended—

( a) in paragraph 3(1), by the substitution for “the date of the commencement of this Act” of “ the establishment day”, and

( b) in paragraph 4, by the deletion of subparagraph (3).

(2) The Second Schedule to the Act of 1993 is hereby amended—

( a) in paragraph 2, by the substitution in subparagraph (2) for “either Agency or any other body established under this Act” of “ IDA, Enterprise Ireland or the National Standards Authority of Ireland”,

( b) in paragraph 3, by the insertion after subparagraph (3) of the following:

“(4) A scheme under this paragraph shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the scheme is passed by either such House within the next subsequent 21 days on which that House has sat after the scheme is laid before it, the scheme shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.”,

and

( c) the substitution for paragraphs 4 and 5 of the following paragraph—

“4. (1) Save as otherwise provided by law and paragraph 3, a person shall not without the consent of the Board, other than in respect of clause ( f) of this subparagraph, disclose any information obtained by him or her while performing (or as a result of having performed) duties as—

( a) a member of the Board,

( b) the Chief Executive Officer,

( c) a member of the staff of Forfás or IDA or of Forfás seconded to IDA,

( d) a member of a committee established under section 10(2),

( e) an adviser or consultant to Forfás or IDA or an employee of such person whilst performing duties relating to such advice or consultation,

( f) a member of the board or staff of, or adviser or consultant to or an employee of such person relating to such advice or consultation, any subsidiary, without the consent of the board of the subsidiary.

(2) A person who contravenes subparagraph (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,500.

(3) Nothing in this section shall prevent disclosure of information in a report made to Forfás or IDA or on behalf of Forfás or IDA to the Minister.”.

(3) Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) and paragraphs (a) to ( c) of subsection (2) shall come into operation on the establishment day.