Dog Breeding Establishments Act 2010

6.

Offences.

6.— (1) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (16) or (17) of section 9 or subsection (5) of section 19 shall be liable on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding €5,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under section 12(7) , 21(7) , 22 , or 23 shall be liable—

( a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding €5,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both, or

( b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €100,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or both.

(3) Section 13 of the Criminal Procedure Act 1967 shall apply in relation to an offence to which this section applies as if, in lieu of the penalties specified in subsection (3)( a) of the said section 13, there were specified therein the penalties provided for in subsection (2)(a) of this section, and the reference in subsection (2)( a) of the said section 13 to the penalties provided for by subsection (3) shall be construed accordingly.

(4) Where an offence under this Act is committed by a body corporate and is proved to have been so committed with the consent or connivance of or to be attributable to any neglect on the part of any person, being a director, manager, secretary or other officer of the body corporate, or a person who was purporting to act in such capacity, that person shall, as well as the body corporate, be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished as if he or she were guilty of the first-mentioned offence.

(5) Summary proceedings for an offence under this Act may be brought and prosecuted by the local authority in whose functional area the offence is alleged to have been committed.

(6) A fine imposed on summary conviction of an offence under this Act shall be paid to the local authority in whose functional area the offence was committed and disposed of in such manner as the local authority determines.