Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010

F99 [ Grounds of refusal to grant certificate of fitness


109C. (1) A Superintendent of the Garda S í och á na or, as the case may be, the Minister shall not refuse an application for a certificate of fitness made in accordance with section 109B unless

( a ) a relevant consideration exists, or

( b ) he or she is not satisfied that the applicant has provided such information as he or she reasonably requires for the purposes of determining whether a relevant consideration exists.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) , a relevant consideration exists if

( a ) the applicant stands convicted of an offence under

(i) an enactment relating to excise duty on betting,

(ii) the Gaming and Lotteries Acts 1956 to 2013,

(iii) section 1078 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 ,

(iv) the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001 , or

(v) this Act,

( b ) the applicant stands convicted of an offence under the law of a place (other than the State)

(i) consisting of an act or omission that, if committed in the State, would constitute an offence referred to in paragraph (a) , or

(ii) relating to the conduct of gambling,


( c ) the applicant was previously refused a certificate of fitness and either

(i) the applicant did not appeal the refusal, or

(ii) on appeal to the District Court, the refusal was affirmed.

(3) In this section, enactment means

( a ) an Act of the Oireachtas,

( b ) a statute that was in force in Saorst á t É ireann immediately before the date of the coming into operation of the Constitution and that continues in force by virtue of Article 50 of the Constitution,

( c ) an instrument made under

(i) an Act of the Oireachtas, or

(ii) a statute referred to in paragraph (b) . ]




Inserted (26.11.2018) by Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2018 (26/2018), s. 35, S.I. No. 486 of 2018.

Editorial Notes:


The section heading is taken from the amending section in the absence of one included in the amendment.