Road Transport Act 2011

14.

False declarations.

14.— (1) Any person who—

( a) for the purposes of obtaining a licensing document, or for the purpose of satisfying any requirement necessary in order to obtain a licensing document for himself, herself or another person, makes any declaration or statement or provides any information which he or she knows to be false in a material particular, or recklessly makes any declaration or statement or provides any information which is so false,

( b) unless duly authorised, makes, alters or causes or permits the alteration of, a licensing document,

( c) obtains, produces or displays a false licensing document, or

( d) obtains a licensing document by unlawful or fraudulent means, or resulting from threat, intimidation or coercion,

commits an offence and is liable—

(i) on summary conviction, to a class A fine, or

(ii) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €50,000.

(2) Where an operator is convicted of an offence under this section the Minister may determine that the requirement of good repute is no longer satisfied, and where the operator is—

( a) an applicant for an operator’s licence, refuse the application, or

( b) the holder of an operator’s licence, withdraw or suspend the operator’s licence.