Immigration Act 2003

Provisions in relation to offences.

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3.—(1) Where an immigration officer has reasonable grounds for believing that an offence under section 2 is being or has been committed by a person he or she shall serve, or cause to be served, personally or by post, on the person a notice in the prescribed form or in a form to the like effect stating—

( a) that the person is alleged to have committed the offence,

( b) that the person may, during the period of 28 days beginning on the date of the notice, make to a member of the Garda Síochána or an authorised person at a Garda Síochána station or at another place specified in the notice a payment of €1,500 accompanied by the notice,

( c) that a prosecution in respect of the alleged offence will not be instituted during the period specified in the notice and, if the payment specified in the notice is being made during that period, no prosecution in respect of the alleged offence will be instituted.

(2) Where a notice is served under subsection (1)

( a) a person to whom the notice applies may, during the period specified in the notice, make to a member of the Garda Síochána or an authorised person at a Garda Síochána station or at another place specified in the notice the payment specified in the notice, accompanied by the notice,

( b) the member or the authorised person may receive the payment and issue a receipt for it and the money so received shall be paid into or disposed of for the benefit of the Exchequer in such manner as the Minister for Finance directs and no payment so received shall in any circumstances be recoverable by the person who made it,

( c) a prosecution in respect of the alleged offence shall not be instituted in the period specified in the notice, and, if the payment specified in the notice is made during that period, no prosecution in respect of the alleged offence shall be instituted.

(3) In a prosecution for an offence under section 2 , it shall be presumed, until the contrary is shown by the accused person, that a payment pursuant to a notice under this section accompanied by the notice has not been made.

(4) In this section “authorised person” means a person appointed by the Minister to be an authorised person for the purposes of this section.

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

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Functions under subs. (2)(b) transferred and references to “Department of Finance” and “Minister for Finance” construed (29.07.2011) by Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011), arts. 2, 3, 5 and sch. 1 part 2, in effect as per art. 1(2), subject to transitional provisions in arts. 6-9.

2. (1) The administration and business in connection with the performance of any functions transferred by this Order are transferred to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

(2) References to the Department of Finance contained in any Act or instrument made thereunder and relating to the administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

3. The functions conferred on the Minister for Finance by or under the provisions of —

(a) the enactments specified in Schedule 1, and

(b) the statutory instruments specified in Schedule 2,

are transferred to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

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5. References to the Minister for Finance contained in any Act or instrument under an Act and relating to any functions transferred by this Order shall, from the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

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Schedule 1

Enactments

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Part 2

1922 to 2011 Enactments

Number and Year

Short Title

Provision

(1)

(2)

(3)

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No. 26 of 2003

Immigration Act 2003

Section 3(2)(b)

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Editorial Notes:

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Forms under subs. (1) prescribed (19.09.2003) by Immigration Act 2003 (Carrier Liability) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 447 of 2003), regs. 3-7 and schs. 1-5, in effect as per reg. 1(2).