Licensing of Indoor Events Act 2003



4. —(1) The Minister may, by regulations, provide for any matter referred to in this Act as prescribed or to be prescribed, and may make regulations generally for the purpose of giving effect to this Act.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the Minister may by regulation prescribe any activity or class of activity that takes place wholly or mainly in a building, in respect of which members of the public may or may not attend, to be an event for the purposes of paragraph (b) of the definition of “indoor event” in section 2(1).

(3) The Minister, in making regulations under subsection (2), shall have regard to—

(a) the type of indoor event concerned,

(b) the level of supervision of the persons attending the indoor event which, in the opinion of the Minister, is required at an indoor event in order to ensure the safety of the persons attending, and

(c) the provision, where appropriate, of seating for persons attending the event.

(4) When making regulations under this Act the Minister shall have regard to the location, nature or other attributes of indoor events.

(5) Regulations under this Act may contain such consequential, supplementary and ancillary provisions as the Minister considers to be necessary or expedient.

(6) A person who contravenes a provision of regulations made under this Act shall be guilty of an offence.

(7) Every regulation made under this Act shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made and, if a resolution annulling the regulation is passed by either such House within the next 21 days on which that House has sat after the regulation is laid before it, the regulation shall be annulled accordingly but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.