Companies Act 2014
Automatic disqualification on conviction of certain indictable offences
839. (1) A person is automatically disqualified if that person is convicted on indictment of—
(a) any offence under this Act, or any other enactment as may be prescribed, in relation to a company, or
(b) any offence involving fraud or dishonesty.
(2) A person disqualified under subsection (1) is disqualified for a period of 5 years after the date of conviction or for such other (shorter or longer) period as the court, on the application of the prosecutor or the defendant and having regard to all the circumstances of the case, may order.
(3) A person disqualified under subsection (1) is deemed, for the purposes of this Act, to be subject to a disqualification order for the period of his or her disqualification.
(4) Subsection (1) is in addition to the other provisions of this Act providing that, upon conviction of a person for a particular offence, the person is deemed to be subject to a disqualification order.
Power pursuant to section exercised (23.03.2016) by Companies Act 2014 (Section 839) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 147 of 2016).