Disability Act 2005

Offences.

55

55.—(1) A person who is guilty of an offence under this Act for which no penalty is provided is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding €3,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both.

(2) If the contravention in respect of which a person is convicted of an offence under any provision of this Act is continued after the conviction, the person is guilty of a further offence on every day on which the contravention continues and for each such offence is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding €350.

(3) Notwithstanding section 10(4) of the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act 1851, summary proceedings for an offence under this Act may be instituted within 12 months from the date of the offence.

(4) Proceedings for a summary offence may be brought and prosecuted by—

( a) the Minister for Health and Children in respect of such offences under Part 2,

( b) the Ombudsman in respect of such offences under section 40 ,

( c) the Data Protection Commissioner in respect of such offences under Part 4.