Communications Regulation Act 2002


F65[Offence to make false disclosure.

24C.F66[(1)] A person who makes a disclosure of information about the conduct of F67[an undertaking, an associate of an undertaking, an association of undertakings or a postal service provider], knowing the information to be false or misleading commits an offence and is liable

(a) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding 50,000, or

(b) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding 5,000.]

F66[(2) Subsection (1) does not apply where the disclosure is a protected disclosure within the meaning of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014.]




Inserted (15.05.2007) by Communications Regulation (Amendment) Act 2007 (22/2007), s. 7, S.I. No. 224 of 2007. A fine of €5,000 translates into a class A fine, not greater than €5,000, as provided (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3, 4(3) and table ref. no. 1, S.I. No. 662 of 2010.


Inserted (15.07.2014) by Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (14/2014), s. 24(1) and sch. 4 part 1, item 5, S.I. No. 327 of 2014.


Substituted (2.08.2011) by Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Act 2011 (21/2011), s. 45(3), commenced on enactment.