Greyhound Industry Act 1958


Number 12 of 1958


GREYHOUND INDUSTRY ACT 1958

REVISED

Updated to 1 March 2022


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Greyhound Industry Act 1958. 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 the Electricity Costs (Domestic Electricity Accounts) Emergency Measures Act 2022 (1/2022), enacted 4 March 2022, and all statutory instruments up to and including the Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (Sections 9 and 10) (Commencement) Order 2022 (S.I. No. 80 of 2022), made 23 February 2022, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

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Number 12 of 1958


GREYHOUND INDUSTRY ACT 1958

REVISED

Updated to 1 March 2022


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

Greyhound Industry Acts 1958 and 1993: this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation (Greyhound Industry (Amendment) Act 1993, s. 5(2)). The Acts in this group are:

Greyhound Industry Act 1958(12/1958)

Greyhound Industry (Amendment) Act 1993(37/1993)

Greyhound Racing Acts 1958 to 2019: this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation (Greyhound Racing Act 2019, s. 1(2)). The Acts in this group are:

Greyhound Industry Act 1958(12/1958)

Greyhound Industry (Amendment) Act 1993 (37/1993)

Horse and Greyhound Racing (Betting Charges and Levies) Act 1999 (24/1999), sections 8 to 13

Horse and Greyhound Racing Act 2001 (20/2001), sections 14, 15, 16 and 17 (in so far as they relate to the Board)

Horse Racing Ireland Act 2016 (2/2016), section 15

Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019), other than Parts 10 and 11

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Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked.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.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1972, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019)

Horse Racing Ireland Act 2016 (2/2016)

Court of Appeal Act 2014 (18/2014)

Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2011 (10/2011)

Horse and Greyhound Racing Act 2001 (20/2001)

Horse and Greyhound Racing (Betting Charges and Levies) Act 1999 (24/1999)

Greyhound Industry (Amendment) Act 1993 (37/1993)

All Acts up to and including Electricity Costs (Domestic Electricity Accounts) Emergency Measures Act 2022(1/2022), enacted 4 March 2022, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Greyhound Industry (Racing)(Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 263 of 2021)

Greyhound Industry (Racing)(Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 10 of 2021)

Greyhound Industry (Control Committee and Control Appeal Committee)(Provisional Extension of Term of Office) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 317 of 2020)

Greyhound Industry (Control Committee and Control Appeal Committee)(Provisional Extension of Term of Office) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 429 of 2019)

Greyhound Industry (Control Committee and Control Appeal Committee) (Provisional Extension of Term of Office) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 323 of 2018)

Public Sales of Greyhounds (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 223 of 2018)

Greyhound Industry (Racing) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 101 of 2017)

Greyhound Industry (Control Committee and Control Appeal Committee) (Provisional Extension of Term of Office) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 387 of 2017 )

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Operating) Amendment Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 527 of 2017)

Greyhound Trainers' (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 291 of 2016)

Greyhound Industry (Racing) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 440 of 2016)

Greyhound Industry (Control Committee and Control Appeal Committee) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 441 of 2016)

Greyhound Industry (Control Committee and Control Appeal Committee)(Provisional Extension of Term of Office) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 491 of 2016)

Greyhound Industry (Racing) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 350 of 2015)

Greyhound Industry (Racing) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 396 of 2015)

Greyhound Industry (Control Committee and Control Appeal Committee) (Amendment) Regulations 2015(S.I. No. 397 of 2015)

Artificial Insemination of Greyhounds (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 494 of 2014)

Greyhound Race Track Totalisator (Quadlinko) Jackpot Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 313 of 2012)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Percentage Deduction) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 466 of 2012)

Greyhound Industry (Racing) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 500 of 2012)

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011)

Horse and Greyhound Racing (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 179 of 2010)

Greyhound Industry (Racing) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 402 of 2009)

Greyhound Race Track (totalisator) (Percentage Deduction) Regulations 2008(S.I. No. 518 of 2008)

Greyhound Industry (Control Committee and Control Appeal Committee) (Amendment) Regulations 2008(S.I. No. 242 of 2008)

Greyhound Race Track (totalisator) (Win Jackpot) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 868 of 2007)

Greyhound Race Track (totalisator) (Operating) Amendment Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 867 of 2007)

Greyhound Industry (Racing) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 302 of 2007)

Greyhound Industry (Control Committee and Control Appeal Committee) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 301 of 2007)

Artificial Insemination of Greyhounds Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 561 of 2005)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Percentage Deduction) Regulation 2004 (S.I. No. 143 of 2004)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator)(Superfecta) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 663 of 2003)

Horse and Greyhound Racing (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 297 of 2002)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Operating) Amendement Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 155 of 2002)

Greyhound Race Track (Racing) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 77 of 2002)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Operating) Amendment Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 425 of 2001)

Greyhound Race Track (Racing) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 39 of 2001)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Operating) Amendment Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 3 of 2001)

Dual Forecast Jackpot Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 471 of 1999)

Greyhound Industry Act 1958 (Section 32(1)(b)(ii)) (Commencement) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 212 of 1999)

Totalisator Act, 1929 Totalisator Licence (S.I. No. 411 of 1998)

Greyhound Race Track Totalisator (Super) (Trio) Jackpot Amendment Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 223 of 1997)

Greyhound Race Track Totalisator Super (Dual) Trio Jackpot Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 139 of 1997)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Operating) Amendment Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 330 of 1996)

Greyhound Race Track (Racing) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 250 of 1996)

Greyhound Race Track Totalisator (Super) (Trio) Jackpot Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 111 of 1996)

Totalisator Act, 1929 Totalisator Licence (S.I. No. 21 of 1994)

Greyhound Race Track (Racing) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 352 of 1993)

Greyhound Race Track (Racing) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 158 of 1993)

Totalisator Act, 1929 Totalisator Licence (S.I. No. 25 of 1993)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Percentage) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 188 of 1991)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Operating) Amendment Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 8 of 1991)

Greyhound Race Track (Levy) (Percentage) (Amendment) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 82 of 1990)

Greyhound Trainers' (Amendment) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 335 of 1989)

Greyhound Race Track (Racing) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 334 of 1989)

Totalisator Act, 1929 Totalisator Licence (S.I. No. 250 of 1989)

Greyhound Race Track (Racing) (Amendment) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 161 of 1989)

Public Sales of Greyhounds (Amendment) Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 121 of 1987)

Greyhound Race Track (Levy) (Percentage) Regulations 1985 (S.I. No. 79 of 1985)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Operating) (Amendment) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 227 of 1984)

Greyhound Race Track (Bookmakers Admission Charges) (Revocation) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 77 of 1984)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Percentage) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 24 of 1984)

Authorised Coursing Meetings (Exemption From Levy) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 345 of 1983) 

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Percentage) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 192 of 1983) 

Greyhound Race Track (Bookmakers Admission Charges) Regulations 1982(S.I. No. 303 of 1982)

Greyhound Race Track (Racing) (Amendment) Regulations 1982 (S.I. No. 138 of 1982)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Trio) Regulations 1982 (S.I. No. 135 of 1982)

Greyhound Race Track (Race Card Charges) (Revocation) Regulations 1982 (S.I. No. 102 of 1982)

Greyhound Race Track (Admission Charges) (Revocation) Regulations 1982 (S.I. No. 100 of 1982)

Public Sales  of Greyhounds (Amendment) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 418 of 1981)

Greyhound Race Track (Bookmakers Admission Charges) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 92 of 1981)

Greyhound Trainers' (Amendment) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 371 of 1980)

Greyhound Race Track (Levy) (Percentage) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 183 of 1980)

Greyhound Race Track (Race Card Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 151 of 1980)

Greyhound Race Track (Admission Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 150 of 1980)

Greyhound Race Track (Racing) (Amendment) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 144 of 1980)

Greyhound Race Track (Race Card Charges) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 33 of 1980)

Greyhound Race Track (Admission Charges) Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 32 of 1980)

Greyhound Race Track (Admission Charges) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 54 of 1979)

Authorised Coursing Meetings (Exemption From Levy) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 254 of 1978)

Greyhound Race Track (Racing) (Amendment) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 324 of 1977)

Greyhound Race Track (Admission Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 299 of 1977)

Greyhound Race Track (Levy) (Percentage) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 91 of 1977)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Percentage) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 90 of 1977)

Greyhound Race Track (Admission Charges) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 54 of 1977)

Greyhound Race Track (Race Card Charges) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 53 of 1977)

Greyhound Race Track (Admission Charges) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 360 of 1974)

Greyhound Race Track (Admission Charges) Regulations 1975 (S.I. No. 304 of 1974)

Public Sales  of Greyhounds (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 53 of 1974)

Authorised Coursing Meetings (Exemption From Levy) Regulations 1973 (S.I. No. 223 of 1973)

Greyhound Race Track (Race Card Charges) Regulations 1972 (S.I. No. 119 of 1972)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Percentage) Regulations 1971 (S.I. No. 69 of 1971)

Greyhound Race Track (Levy Collection) (Amendment) Regulations 1971 (S.I. No. 48 of 1971)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Operating) Regulations 1971 (S.I. No. 47 of 1971)

Greyhound Race Track (Permits For Persons Performing Specified Functions) Regulations 1970 (S.I. No. 289 of 1970)

Greyhound Race Track (Admission Charges) Regulations 1970 (S.I. No. 103 of 1970)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Jackpot) Regulations 1969 (S.I. No. 104 of 1969)

Greyhound Trainers' (Amendment) Regulations 1969 (S.I. No. 1 of 1969)

Greyhound Race Track (Levy Collection) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 198 of 1968)

Authorised Coursing Meetings (Exemption From Levy) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 170 of 1968)

Greyhound Race Track (Racing) (Amendment) Regulations 1968 (S.I. No. 52 of 1968)

Greyhound Race Track (Racing) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 133 of 1967)

Greyhound Race Track (Admission Charges) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 31 of 1967)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Quinella Treble Forecast) Regulations 1966 (S.I. No. 90 of 1966)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Twin Double) Regulations 1966 (S.I. No. 89 of 1966)

Public Sales  of Greyhounds Regulations 1966 (S.I. No. 76 of 1966)

Greyhound Race Track (Racing) (Amendment) Regulations 1965 (S.I. No. 133 of 1965)

Greyhound Race Track (Levy Collection) (Amendment) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 170 of 1964)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Percentage) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 132 of 1964)

Greyhound Race Track (Levy) (Percentage) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 131 of 1964)

Greyhound Race Track (Admission Charges) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 77 of 1964)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Quinella Treble Forecast) Regulations 1964 (S.I. No. 40 of 1964)

Authorised Coursing Meetings (Exemption From Levy) Regulations 1963 (S.I. No. 122 of 1963)

Greyhound Race Track (Racing) (Amendment) Regulations 1963 (S.I. No. 111 of 1963)

Greyhound Race Track (Special Exemption) Regulations 1963 (S.I. No. 73 of 1963)

Public Sales  of Greyhounds Regulations 1963 (S.I. No. 34 of 1963)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Operating) (Amendment) Regulations 1963 (S.I. No. 33 of 1963)

Greyhound Trainers' Regulations 1961 (S.I. No. 58 of 1961)

Authorised Coursing Meetings (Exemption From Levy) Regulations 1960 (S.I. No. 153 of 1960)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Percentage) Regulations 1960 (S.I. No. 67 of 1960)

Greyhound Race Track (Totalisator) (Operating) Regulations 1960 (S.I. No. 65 of 1960)

Greyhound Race Track (Racing) Regulations 1960 (S.I. No. 64 of 1960)

Greyhound Industry Act 1958 Greyhound Race Track (Permits For Persons Performing Specified Functions) Regulations 1959 (S.I. No. 10 of 1959)

Greyhound Industry Act 1958 Greyhound Race Track (Appointed Day) Order 1959 (S.I. No. 2 of 1959)

Greyhound Industry Act 1958 (Commencement  of Section 26) Order 1958 (S.I. No. 259 of 1958)

Greyhound Race Track (Levy) (Percentage) Regulations 1958 (S.I. No. 228 of 1958)

Greyhound Industry Act 1958 (Commencement  of Sections 32 33 34 and 35) Order 1958 (S.I. No. 227 of 1958)

Greyhound Industry Act 1958 (Appointed Day For Purposes  of Chapter I  of Part V) Order 1958 (S.I. No. 226 of 1958)

Greyhound Race Track (Levy Collection) Regulations 1958 (S.I. No. 225 of 1958)

Greyhound Industry Act 1958 (Establishment Day) Order 1958 (S.I. No. 150 of 1958)

All statutory instruments up to and including Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (Sections 9 and 10) (Commencement) Order 2022 (S.I. No. 80 of 2022), made 23 February 2022, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 12 of 1958


GREYHOUND INDUSTRY ACT 1958

REVISED

Updated to 1 March 2022


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I.

Preliminary and General.

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Establishment day.

4.

Performance of functions of the Club.

5.

Regulations and rules generally.

PART II.

Board na gCon.

6.

Establishment of the Board.

7.

Constitution of Board.

8.

Members of Board.

9.

Conditions of office of members of Board.

10.

Meetings and procedure of the Board.

11.

Officers and servants of the Board.

12.

Offices of the Board.

13.

Committees of the Board.

14.

Minutes.

15.

Seal of the Board.

16.

Application of funds of the Board.

17.

Power of the Board to borrow. (Repealed)

18.

Investment of funds of the Board.

18A.

Charges by Board.

18B.

Establishment of companies by Board.

18C.

Board may acquire, etc. shares in, and become member of, company.

18D.

Collection of fees and charges on behalf of Board.

19.

Accounts and reports of the Board.

19A.

Compliance by Bord na gCon with State Bodies Code of Practice.

20.

Totalisator licence.

PART III.

Greyhound Racing.

21.

Restriction on operating greyhound race track.

22.

Greyhound race track licences.

23.

Conditions attached to greyhound race track licence.

24.

Revocation or suspension of greyhound race track licence.

25.

Regulations and rules in relation to greyhound race tracks.

PART IV.

The Irish Coursing Club.

26.

The Irish Coursing Club.

PART V.

Provisions Applicable to Bookmakers.

CHAPTER I.

Restrictions on bookmakers carrying on business at greyhound race tracks and authorised coursing meetings

27.

Appointed day.

28.

Prohibition of course betting by bookmakers not holding permits.

29.

Course-betting permits.

30.

Production of course betting permits on demand.

CHAPTER II.

Levies on bookmakers in respect of course bets.

31.

Commencement of subsequent sections of this Chapter etc. (Repealed)

32.

Levies payable by authorised bookmakers on bets.

32A.

Turnover charge payable by authorised bookmakers on bets.

32B.

Flat rate charges payable by authorised bookmakers.

32C.

Suspension or revocation of course-betting permit if levy or charges are not paid.

32D.

Regulations in relation to betting offices.

33.

Regulations for payment of levies on course bets.

34.

Inspection of document in bookmakers' premises.

35.

Inspection of books, etc.

PART VI.

Miscellaneous.

36.

Regulations in relation to coursing.

37.

Training of greyhounds for reward.

38.

Public sales of greyhounds.

39.

Artificial insemination of greyhounds.

40.

Regulations in relation to totalisators.

41.

Export of greyhounds. (Repealed)

42.

Power of the Board to establish greyhound race tracks.

43.

Investigations by the Board and the Club.

44.

Investigations by authorised officers.

45.

Disqualification orders.

46.

Power of entry and inspection. (Repealed)

47.

Exclusion orders.

48.

Fixing of certain charges.

49.

Fixing of Stake money and prizes.

50.

Appeal Committee.

51.

Appeals.

52.

Prosecution of offences.

53.

Service of documents. (Repealed)

SCHEDULE.

Constitution of the Irish Coursing Club

Acts Referred to

Betting Act, 1931

No. 27 of 1931

Totalisator Act, 1929

No. 22 of 1929

Documentary Evidence Act, 1925

No. 24 of 1925

Interpretation Act, 1937

No. 38 of 1937

Totalisator Act, 1929

No. 22 of 1929


Number 12 of 1958


GREYHOUND INDUSTRY ACT 1958

REVISED

Updated to 1 March 2022


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE IMPROVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE GREYHOUND INDUSTRY, GREYHOUND RACING AND COURSING AND FOR THE BETTER CONTROL OF GREYHOUND RACE TRACKS AND COURSING GROUNDS; TO ESTABLISH A BOARD TO BE CALLED BORD NA gCON AND TO DEFINE ITS FUNCTIONS; TO MAKE PROVISION FOR THE OPERATION BY BORD NA gCON OF TOTALISATORS, FOR THE CHARGING OF FEES TO BE PAID BY PERSONS OPERATING GREYHOUND RACE TRACKS ON WHICH THE TOTALISATORS ARE INSTALLED AND FOR THE COLLECTION OF SUMS AND LEVIES OUT OF MONEYS STAKED BY MEANS OF THE TOTALISATORS; TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECONSTITUTION OF THE IRISH COURSING CLUB AND ITS RECOGNITION AS THE CONTROLLING AUTHORITY FOR THE BREEDING AND COURSING OF GREYHOUNDS; TO ASSIGN CERTAIN FUNCTIONS TO THE IRISH COURSING CLUB; TO MAKE PROVISION IN RELATION TO BOOKMAKERS ENGAGED IN COURSE BETTING WITH RESPECT TO GREYHOUNDS (INCLUDING PROVISION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF LEVIES ON BOOKMAKERS IN RELATION TO COURSE BETS AND PROVISION FOR THE CHARGING, OTHERWISE THAN WHILE SUCH LEVIES ARE IMPOSED, OF FEES TO BE PAID BY BOOKMAKERS ENGAGED IN COURSE BETTING); AND TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN MATTERS (INCLUDING THE MAKING OF CHARGES WITH RESPECT TO LICENCES AND PERMITS) CONNECTED WITH THE MATTERS AFORESAID. [28th May, 1958.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—