Communications Regulation Act 2002
F89 [ Prosecution of summary offences by Commission.
43. — (1) Subject to subsection (2) , a summary offence under this Act or a related enactment may be prosecuted only by the Commission or by some other person authorised by law to prosecute offences.
F90 [ (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a prosecution for an offence under —
( a ) section 53(2) ,
( b ) the European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Universal Service and Users ’ Rights) Regulations 2003 ( S.I. No. 308 of 2003 ),
( c ) the European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations 2003 ( S.I. No. 535 of 2003 ), or
F91 [ (3) ( a ) In this subsection “ relevant offence ” means an offence under —
(i) section 13C(2) or (5), 13D(2) or (5), 13F(5), 24(3), 38C, 38D, 38E, 39(6) or 45(2) of this Act,
( b ) Notwithstanding section 10(4) of the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act 1851, summary proceedings for a relevant offence may be instituted within 12 months from the date on which the offence was committed. ]