Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992

Dissolution of An Foras Forbartha Teoranta.


32.(1) The National Institute for Physical Planning and Construction Research Limited (An Foras Forbartha Teoranta) shall, on such date as may be specified by order of the Minister, made with the consent of the Minister for Finance, be dissolved by virtue of this section.

(2) An order under subsection (1) may provide for any consequential or ancillary matter or any other matter which the Minister considers necessary or expedient including, in particular—

(a) the transfer of staff of An Foras Forbartha Teoranta to the Agency,

(b) the transfer or distribution of property, rights and liabilities to the Agency, the Environmental Research Unit established under the Environmental Research Unit (Establishment) Order, 1988, the Minister, or any other public authority specified in the order,

(c) the preservation of continuing contracts related to environmental protection made by An Foras Forbartha Teoranta,

(d) the continuance of pending legal proceedings,

(e) the superannuation of former staff of An Foras Forbartha Teoranta.

(3) The Minister shall not make an order under subsection (2) (a) without having notified in writing any recognised trade unions or staff associations concerned of his intention to do so and considered any representations made by them or by any of them in relation to the matter within such time as may be specified in the notification.

(4) The Agency shall accept into its employment in accordance with the terms of this Act a person who is transferred under subsection (2) (a).


Editorial Notes:


Power pursuant to section exercised (1.08.1993) by Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 (Dissolution of an Foras Forbartha Teoranta) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 215 of 1993).