Industrial Development Act 1986

Disclosure of information.

[1969, s. 29. New in pt.]


43.(1) Subject to subsection (3), a person shall not disclose any information obtained by him—

(a) while performing duties as a member of the Authority or of any board or committee of the Authority or as a member of the staff of, or adviser or consultant to, the Authority, or

(b) as a member of or of the staff of any body consulted in pursuance of any provision of this Act, while performing duties relating to any such consultation.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £800.

(3) Nothing in subsection (1) shall prevent—

(a) disclosure of information in a report made to the Authority or (on behalf of the Authority) to the Minister,

(b) disclosure of information by the Authority or by a member of the Authority or of any board or committee of the Authority for the purpose of a scheme of research or development or a scheme of acquisition of product or process technology.


Modifications (not altering text):


Person holding record under section excluded from requirement to refuse an FOI request (14.10.2014) by Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014), s. 41(1)(a) and sch. 3 part 1, commenced on enactment. This section is listed in sch. 3 part 1.

Enactments relating to non-disclosure of records.

41.—(1) A head shall refuse to grant an FOI request if—

(a) the disclosure of the record concerned is prohibited by law of the European Union or any enactment (other than a provision specified in column (3) of Part 1 or 2 of Schedule 3 of an enactment specified in that Schedule), or



Enactments Excluded from Application of Section 41




No. 9 of 1986

Industrial Development Act 1986

Sections 42 and 43.




Editorial Notes:


£800 converts to approximately €1,016 in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 974/98 of 3 May 1998 and Council Regulation (EC) No 2866/98 of 31 December 1998 on the conversion rates between the euro and the currencies of the Member States adopting the euro. This translates into a Class C fine not exceeding €2,500 in accordance with Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3, 6, commenced (4.01.2011) by S.I. No. 662 of 2010.


Previous affecting provision: application of section not restricted (21.04.1998) by Freedom of Information Act 1997 (13/1997), s. 32(1)(a) and sch. 3 part 1, commenced as per s. 1(2); repealed (14.10.2014) by Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014), s. 5 and sch. 4, commenced as per s. 1(2).