Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889



7.In this Act—

The expression F5 [ public office means any office or employment of a person as an office holder or special adviser or as a director of, or occupier of a position of employment in, a public body; ]

F5 [ director , office holder , public body and special adviser have the meanings assigned to them by the Ethics in Public Office Act, 1995: ]

The expression “ person” includes a body of persons, corporate or unincorporate:

The expression “ advantage” includes any office or dignity, and any forbearance to demand any money or money’s worth or valuable thing, and includes any aid, vote, consent, or influence, or pretended aid, vote, consent, or influence, and also includes any promise or procurement of or agreement or endeavour to procure, or the holding out of any expectation of any gift, loan, fee, reward, or advantage, as before defined.




Substituted (1.11.1995) by Ethics in Public Office Act 1995 (22/1995), s. 38(a)(iii), commenced (with restrictions) by S.I. No. 282 of 1995 and (1.01.1996) by resolutions of both Houses of the Oireachtas. Resolution of Dáil Éireann: Debates Volume 457, 26 October 1995. Resolution of Seanad Éireann: Debates Volume 145, 15 November 1995.

Editorial Notes:


Previous affecting provision: Prevention of Corruption Acts, 1889 To 1916, Adaptation Order 1928 (S.R.& O. No. 37 of 1928), s. 3 and sch. part I; substituted as per F-note above.