Sport Ireland Act 2015


Number 15 of 2015


SPORT IRELAND ACT 2015

REVISED

Updated to 25 May 2018


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Sport Ireland Act 2015. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), enacted 24 May 2018, and all statutory instruments up to and including Data Protection Act 2018 (Establishment Day) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 175 of 2018), made 25 May 2018, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

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Number 15 of 2015


SPORT IRELAND ACT 2015

REVISED

Updated to 25 May 2018


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

This Act is not collectively cited with any other Act.

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

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Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018)

All Acts up to and including Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), enacted 24 May 2018, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Sport Ireland Employee Superannuation Scheme 2015 (S.I. No. 684 of 2016)

Sport Ireland Act 2015 (Establishment Day) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 415 of 2015)

All statutory instruments up to and including Data Protection Act 2018 (Establishment Day) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 175 of 2018), made 24 May 2018, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 15 of 2015


SPORT IRELAND ACT 2015

REVISED

Updated to 25 May 2018


CONTENTS

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Section

1. Short title and commencement

2. Interpretation

3. Expenses of Minister

4. Orders and regulations

5. Repeals

PART 2

Sport Ireland

Chapter 1

Establishment and functions

6. Establishment day

7. Establishment of Sport Ireland

8. Functions of Sport Ireland

9. Additional functions

10. Consultants and advisers

11. Criteria, terms and conditions of assistance

12. Government policy and Minister’s directions

13. Advice and information

14. Advances by Minister to Sport Ireland

15. Strategy statement

16. Accounts and audits

17. Annual report and information to Minister

18. Service agreement

19. Public Private Partnership arrangements

20. Subsidiaries of Sport Ireland and other matters

21. Borrowing by Sport Ireland or subsidiaries

Chapter 2

Chief Executive

22. Chief executive

23. Accountability to Committees of Oireachtas

Chapter 3

Staff and superannuation

24. Staff of Sport Ireland

25. Superannuation of staff

Chapter 4

Property

26. Acquisition of land by Sport Ireland

27. Renewal of leases

28. Amendment of Stamp Duties Consolidation Act 1999

Chapter 5

The site

29. Development of site

PART 3

Dissolution of Irish Sports Council and National Sports Campus Development Authority

Chapter 1

Dissolution and transfer of functions

30. Dissolution of Council and Authority

31. References to Council or Authority in enactments

32. Transfer of land and other property

33. Transfer of rights and liabilities, and continuation of leases, licences and permissions granted by the Council or the Authority

34. Liability for loss occurring before establishment day

35. Provisions consequent upon the conferral of functions on, or transfer of assets and liabilities to, Sport Ireland

36. Final accounts and annual report of Council

37. Final accounts and annual report of Authority

Chapter 2

Transfer of staff and superannuation

38. Transfer of staff of Council and Authority

39. Superannuation

PART 4

Anti-Doping

40. Definitions for Part 4

41. National anti-doping organisation

42. Anti-doping and Irish Anti-Doping Rules

43. Data protection

44. Persons engaged in sport

45. Continuance of Irish Anti-Doping Rules

SCHEDULE 1

Sport Ireland

SCHEDULE 2

Provisions Relating to Compulsory Acquisition



Number 15 of 2015


SPORT IRELAND ACT 2015

REVISED

Updated to 25 May 2018


An Act to provide for the administration and development of sport in the State; to provide for the establishment of a body to be known in the Irish language as Spórt Éireann or in the English language as Sport Ireland; to provide for the dissolution of the Irish Sports Council and the National Sports Campus Development Authority; to update the law in relation to doping in sport; and to provide for related matters.

[13 th May, 2015]

Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows: