Tourist Traffic Act 1966

Caravan sites and camping sites.

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2. (1) The Tourist Traffic Act, 1939, is hereby amended as follows:

( a) by the insertion in section 23 of the following definition, namely: “‘ premises’ includes land on which there are no buildings”,

( b) by the addition to subsection (1) of section 24 of the following paragraph, namely:

“( g) a register to be called and known and in this Act referred to as the register of caravan sites and camping sites.”,

( c) by the addition to section 25 of the following paragraph, namely:

“( g) the general character, the type of accommodation and services provided and the other qualifications which shall be requisite in respect of any premises in order that such premises may be eligible for registration in the register of caravan sites and camping sites.”, and

( d) by the insertion after section 25 of the following section, namely:

“25A. The Minister shall, before giving his consent to the making of regulations under section 25 of this Act prescribing the matters referred to in paragraph ( g) of that section, consult with the Minister for Local Government.”,

( e) by the insertion after section 37 A (inserted by the Tourist Traffic Act, 1957) of the following section, namely:

“37B. (1) It shall not be lawful for the proprietor or occupier of any premises to describe or hold out or permit any person to describe or hold out such premises as a caravan site, caravan park, caravan camp, caravan centre, caravan estate, caravan court, caravantel, camping site, camping park, camping centre, camping estate, camping court or autocamp or as being of any other description prescribed for the purposes of this section unless the premises are registered in the register of caravan sites and camping sites and such proprietor or occupier is registered in that register as the registered proprietor of such premises.

(2) Any person who acts in contravention of this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty pounds together with, in the case of a continuing offence, a further fine not exceeding two pounds for every day during which the offence is continued.

(3) This section shall come into operation on such day as may be appointed in that behalf by order of the Minister.”, and

( f) by the insertion in subsection (1) of section 45 after “youth hostels” of “ premises registered in the register of caravan sites and camping sites,”.

(2) Section 5 of the Act of 1952 is hereby amended by the insertion in paragraph ( a) of subsection (2) after “holiday hostels,” of “ caravan sites, camping sites,”.

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Editorial Notes:

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Subs. (2) would appear to be spent as s. 5(2)(a) of the Tourist Traffic Act 1952 (15/1952) was repealed (28.05.2003) by National Tourism Development Authority Act 2003 (10/2003), s. 5 and sch. 1, S.I. No. 205 of 2003.