Teaching Council Act 2001


F44[Offences - panel inquiry

43B.(1) A person commits an offence where he or she

(a) on being summoned to attend before a panel for the purpose of an inquiry under section 43, fails to attend,

(b) in attendance as a witness before a panel under section 43, refuses

(i) to take an oath lawfully required by the panel to be taken,

(ii) to produce any document in his or her power or control lawfully required by the panel to be produced by him or her, or

(iii) to answer any question to which the panel may lawfully require an answer,


(c) in attendance before a panel, does anything which, if the panel were a court of law having power to commit for contempt, would be contempt of court.

(2) A person who commits an offence under subsection (1) shall be liable on summary conviction to a class C fine.]




Inserted (25.07.2016) by Teaching Council (Amendment) Act 2015 (31/2015), s. 23, S.I. No. 408 of 2016. A class C fine means a fine not greater than €2,500 as provided (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3, 6(1), S.I. No. 662 of 2010.