Investment Funds, Companies and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2005

Amendment of section 26 of Prices Act 1958.

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78.The Prices Act 1958 (as amended by section 8 of the Prices (Amendment) Act 1972 ) is amended by substituting the following section for section 26:

“26.—(1) A person who commits or is deemed to have committed an offence under this Act shall be liable—

( a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding €3,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both, or

( b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €50,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or both.

(2) Where a person is convicted of an offence under this Act and there is a continuation of the offence by the person after his conviction, the person shall be guilty of a further offence on every day on which the contravention continues and for each such offence shall be liable—

( a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding €300 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both, or

( b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or both.”.