Sport Ireland Act 2015

2.

Interpretation

2. (1) In this Act—

“acquisition order” has the meaning given by paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 ;

“Act of 1999” means Irish Sports Council Act 1999;

“Act of 2002” means State Authorities (Public Private Partnership Arrangements) Act 2002;

“Act of 2006” means National Sports Campus Development Authority Act 2006;

“Act of 2012” means Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012;

“Authority” means National Sports Campus Development Authority;

“chief executive” has the meaning given by section 22 ;

“civil partner” means civil partner within the meaning of the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010;

“committee” means a committee established under paragraph 6 of Schedule 1 ;

“company” means a company within the meaning of the Companies Act 1963;

“competitive sport” means all forms of physical activity which, through organised participation, aim at—

(a) expressing or improving physical fitness, and

(b) obtaining improved results in competition at all levels;

“Council” means Irish Sports Council;

“doping in sport” has the meaning given by section 40 ;

“establishment day” means the day appointed under section 6 ;

“financial year” means a period of 12 months ending on 31 December in any year and, in the case of the first financial year of Sport Ireland, means the period commencing on the establishment day and ending on 31 December in the year in which the establishment day falls;

“Minister” means Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport;

“national anti-doping organisation” has the meaning given by section 40 ;

“National Aquatic Centre” means the land commonly known as the National Aquatic Centre situated at Deanstown, in the county of Dublin;

“National Framework of Qualifications” has the same meaning as it has in the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012;

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister;

“public authority” means—

(a) a Minister of the Government,

(b) a local authority for the purposes of the Local Government Act 2001,

(c) an education and training board, or

(d) a person established—

(i) by or under any enactment (other than the Companies Acts),

(ii) by any scheme administered by the Government, or

(iii) under the Companies Acts, in pursuance of powers conferred by or under another enactment, and financed wholly or partly, whether directly or indirectly, by means of moneys provided, or loans made or guaranteed, by a Minister of the Government or by subscription for shares held by or on behalf of a Minister of the Government,

or

(e) a company (within the meaning of the Companies Acts), a majority of the shares in which are held by or on behalf of a Minister of the Government;

“recreational sport” means all forms of physical activity which, through casual or regular participation, aim at—

(a) expressing or improving physical fitness and mental well-being, and

(b) forming social relationships;

“sample” means a sample, or specimen, of biological material collected for the purposes of preventing doping in sport;

“site” means—

(a) the National Aquatic Centre,

(b) the land which, immediately before the establishment day, was owned by the National Sports Campus Development Authority, and

(c) any land acquired by Sport Ireland under section 26 ;

“sport” includes competitive sport and recreational sport;

“Sport Ireland” means the body established under section 7(1) ;

“sports campus” means a campus of facilities for sporting activities, whether indoor or outdoor, and facilities and services to support such activities, which includes the National Aquatic Centre and may include an indoor arena, playing pitches, sports training facilities, a stadium, a velodrome, administrative facilities for sport and medical and research facilities for sport;

“strategy statement” means a statement required to be prepared and submitted under section 15(1) ;

“subsidiary” means a subsidiary (within the meaning of section 155 of the Companies Act 1963) of Sport Ireland.

(2) In this Act, references to a member, or the members, of the staff of Sport Ireland shall include references to the chief executive, other than in—

(a) section 24 , and

(b) paragraph 8 of Schedule 1 .