National Oil Reserves Agency Act 2007

64.

Prosecution of offences.

64.— (1) Summary proceedings for an offence may be brought and prosecuted—

F81 [ ( a ) in the case of an offence under section 44E , 44G , 44U or 50 , by the Minister or the Agency, and ]

( b) in relation to an offence under section 59 , by the Minister.

(2) Notwithstanding section 10(4) of the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act 1851, proceedings for an offence under this Act may be instituted at any time within 2 years from the date of the alleged commission of the offence.

F82 [ (3) Unless it is satisfied that there are special and substantial reasons for not so doing, the court shall, where a person is convicted of an offence under this Act, order the person to pay to the Agency the costs and expenses, measured by the court, incurred by the Agency in relation to the investigation, detection or prosecution of the offence. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F81

Substituted (1.07.2010) by Energy (Biofuel Obligation and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2010 (11/2010), s. 18(a), S.I. No. 322 of 2010.

F82

Inserted (1.07.2010) by Energy (Biofuel Obligation and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2010 (11/2010), s. 18(b), S.I. No. 322 of 2010.