Licensing of Indoor Events Act 2003


Number 15 of 2003


LICENSING OF INDOOR EVENTS ACT 2003

REVISED

Updated to 28 September 2021


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Licensing of Indoor Events Act 2003. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021 (32/2021), enacted 23 July 2021, and all statutory instruments up to and including the Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income and on Capital) (Federal Republic of Germany) Order 2021 (S.I. No. 508 of 2021), made 28 September 2021, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

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Number 15 of 2003


LICENSING OF INDOOR EVENTS ACT 2003

REVISED

Updated to 28 September 2021


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Fire Services Acts 1981 and 2003 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Licensing of Indoor Events Act 2003 (15/2003), s. 1(2)). The Acts in this group are:

Fire Services Act 1981 (30/1981)

Licensing of Indoor Events Act 2003 (15/2003), Part 3

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1972, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Health Act 2004 (42/2004)

All Acts up to and including Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021 (32/2021), enacted 23 July 2021, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

 Licensing of Indoor Events Act 2003 (Commencement) Order 2003) (S.I. No. 291 of 2003)

All statutory instruments up to and including Double Taxation Relief (Taxes on Income and on Capital) (Federal Republic of Germany) Order 2021 (S.I. No. 508 of 2021), made 28 September 2021, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 15 of 2003


LICENSING OF INDOOR EVENTS ACT 2003

REVISED

Updated to 28 September 2021


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title, collective citation, construction and commencement.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Expenses.

4.

Regulations.

PART 2

Indoor Events

5.

Indoor event licence.

6.

Determination of application for licence.

7.

Compliance with legal and other requirements.

8.

Appeal to District Court.

9.

Codes of practice.

10.

Safety at indoor event.

11.

Notice of cessation, etc.

12.

Powers of inspection in connection with indoor events.

13.

Limitations of civil proceedings.

14.

Revocation of licence.

15.

Penalties for offences.

16.

Prosecution of offences.

17.

Offences by body corporate.

18.

Payment of fine to fire authority.

19.

Register.

20.

Functions of fire authorities.

21.

Authorised officer.

22.

Service of Notices.

23.

Holding of event by local authority.

PART 3

Amendment of Fire Services Act 1981

24.

Amendment of section 2 of Act of 1981.

25.

Amendment of section 5 of Act of 1981.

26.

Amendment of section 6 of Act of 1981.

27.

Amendment of section 13 of Act of 1981.

28.

Amendment of section 16 of Act of 1981.

29.

Amendment of section 18 of Act of 1981.

30.

Closure notice.

31.

Codes of practice.

32.

Withdrawal of fire safety notice.

33.

Amendment of section 38 of Act of 1981.

34.

Amendment of section 19 of Act of 1981.

Acts Referred to

Companies Acts 1963 to 2001

Fire Services Act 1981

1981, No. 30

Health (Eastern Regional Health Authority) Act 1999

1999, No. 13

Health Act 1970

1970, No. 1

Local Government Act 2001

2001, No. 37

Planning and Development Act 2000

2000, No. 30


Number 15 of 2003


LICENSING OF INDOOR EVENTS ACT 2003

REVISED

Updated to 28 September 2021


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE LICENSING OF INDOOR EVENTS AND TO AMEND THE FIRE SERVICES ACT 1981, AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS.

[26 th May, 2003]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C1

Transfer of specified bodies to Executive.

Functions in relation to Licensing of Indoor Events Act 2003 transferred and specified bodies dissolved (1.01.2005) by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), s. 58, 59(1), (2) and (3) and sch. 3 item 29, S.I. No. 887 of 2004, subject to transitional provisions in s. 74 and sch. 5.

Dissolution of health boards and other specified bodies.

58.—The specified bodies are, by this Act, dissolved on the establishment day.

Transfer of functions of specified bodies to Executive.

59. — (1) The functions that, immediately before the establishment day, were the functions of a specified body under or in connection with the enactments referred to in Schedule 3 are, by this Act, transferred to the Executive on that day.

(2) If a provision of an enactment referred to in Schedule 3, or a provision of an instrument made under such enactment, does not come into effect until on or after the establishment day, a function that on the passing of that enactment or the making of that instrument was assigned under or in connection with that provision to a specified body is, by this Act, transferred to the Executive on the commencement of that provision.

(3) The functions transferred by this Act to the Executive include the functions specified in any enactment referred to in Schedule 3 as a function of the following:

( a) the chief executive officer of a health board;

( b) the Regional Chief Executive of the Eastern Regional Health Authority;

( c) the area chief executive of an Area Health Board.

(4) This section does not apply in relation to the functions of the Hospital Bodies Administrative Bureau.

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SCHEDULE THREE 

Transfer of Functions and References to Functional Areas 

Section 59 and 67.

29. Licensing of Indoor Events Act 2003 

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Editorial Notes:

E1

Act included in definitions of "health and personal social services" and "associated statutory provisions" (23.12.2004) by Health Act 2004 (42/2004), s. 2 and sch. 1, S.I. No. 886 of 2004.