National Tourism Development Authority Act 2003

Membership of either House of Oireachtas or European Parliament.

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19.—(1) Where a member of the Authority or a member of a committee established under section 23 is—

( a) nominated as a member of Seanad Éireann,

( b) elected as a member of either House of the Oireachtas or to be a representative in the European Parliament, or

( c) regarded pursuant to Part XIII of the Second Schedule to the European Parliament Elections Act 1997 as having been elected to that Parliament,

he or she shall thereupon cease to be a member of the Authority or the committee concerned, as the case may be.

(2) Where a member of the staff of the Authority is—

( a) nominated as a member of Seanad Éireann,

( b) elected as a member of either House of the Oireachtas or to be a representative in the European Parliament, or

( c) regarded pursuant to the said Part XIII, as having been elected to that Parliament,

he or she shall thereupon stand seconded from employment by the Authority and shall not be paid by, or be entitled to receive from, the Authority any remuneration or allowances in respect of the period commencing on such nomination or election, or when he or she is so regarded as having been elected (as the case may be), and ending when such person ceases to be a member of either such House or a representative in such Parliament.

(3) A person who is for the time being entitled under the Standing Orders of either House of the Oireachtas to sit therein or who is a representative in the European Parliament shall, while he or she is so entitled or is such a representative, be disqualified for membership of the Authority or a committee established under section 23 , or for employment in any capacity by the Authority.

(4) A period mentioned in subsection (2) shall not, for the purposes of any superannuation benefit, be reckoned as service with the Authority.