Sea Pollution (Hazardous Substances) (Compensation) Act 2005

Proceedings.

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7.—(1) Summary proceedings for an offence under this Act may be brought and prosecuted by the Minister.

(2) Notwithstanding section 10(4) of the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act 1851, summary proceedings for an offence under this Act may be instituted—

( a) within 2 years from the date on which the offence was committed, and

( b) if at the end of that period, the person to be charged is outside the State, within 2 months of the date on which he or she next enters the State.

(3) References in section 382 of the Companies Act 1963 to a company shall, for the purposes of this Act, be construed as including references to a body corporate (whether or not a company within the meaning of that section) charged on indictment with an offence under this Act.