Digital Hub Development Agency Act 2003


Number 23 of 2003


Digital Hub Development Agency Act 2003

REVISED

Updated to 28 September 2021


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Digital Hub Development Agency 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 23 of 2003


Digital Hub Development Agency 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

This Act is not collectively cited with any other Act.

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Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked.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

Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014)

Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2011 (10/2011)

Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 (24/2010)

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

Digital Hub Development Agency Superannuation Scheme 2017 (S.I. No. 98 of 2017)

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011)

Digital Hub Development Agency Act 2003 (Establishment Day) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 303 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 23 of 2003


DIGITAL HUB DEVELOPMENT AGENCY ACT 2003

REVISED

Updated to 28 September 2021


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Extension or variation of digital hub area.

4.

Establishment day.

5.

Laying of orders before Houses of Oireachtas.

6.

Expenses.

PART 2

Digital Hub Development Agency

7.

Establishment of Agency.

8.

Functions of Agency.

9.

Development plan.

10.

Strategic, etc., plans.

11.

Conferral of additional functions on Agency.

12.

Directives of Minister to Agency.

13.

Subsidiaries, investments, joint ventures, etc.

14.

Charges by Agency.

15.

Membership of Agency and term of office of members.

16.

Chairperson of Agency.

17.

Meetings of Agency.

18.

Committees of Agency.

19.

Chief Executive of Agency.

20.

Staff of Agency.

21.

Superannuation.

22.

Membership of either House of Oireachtas or European Parliament.

23.

Code of conduct.

24.

Declaration of interests.

25.

Disclosure by members of Agency of certain interests.

26.

Disclosure by staff of Agency, etc., of certain interests.

27.

Prohibition on unauthorised disclosure of confidential information.

28.

Gifts.

29.

Advances by Minister to Agency.

30.

Borrowings.

31.

Accounts and Audits.

32.

Accountability of chief executive to Committee of Public Accounts.

33.

Accountability of chief executive to other Oireachtas Committees.

34.

Reports and information to Minister.

35.

Consultants and advisers.

36.

Seal of Agency.

37.

Indemnification.

38.

Immunity of Agency.

PART 3

Dissolution of Digital Media Development Limited and Transitional Provisions

39.

Dissolution of Digital Media Development Limited.

40.

References to former company in enactments.

41.

Transfer to Agency of assets and liabilities of former company and Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland.

42.

Preservation of certain contracts and adaptation of references to former company.

43.

Pending legal proceedings.

44.

Final accounts of former company.

PART 4

Amendment of Communications Regulation Act 2002

45.

Amendment of Communications Regulation Act 2002.

SCHEDULE

Description of Digital Hub


Acts Referred to

Communications Regulation Act 2002

2002, No. 20

Companies Act 1963

1963, No. 33

Companies Acts 1963 to 2001

European Parliament Elections Act 1997

1997, No. 2

Freedom of Information Act 1997

1997, No. 13

Planning and Development Act 2000

2000, No. 30

Postal and Telecommunications Services Act 1983

1983, No. 24

Superannuation Acts 1834 to 1963

Superannuation and Pensions Act 1976

1976, No. 22

Wireless Telegraphy Act 1926

1926, No. 45


Number 23 of 2003


Digital Hub Development Agency Act 2003

REVISED

Updated to 28 September 2021


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BODY TO BE KNOWN AS THE DIGITAL HUB DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, TO DEFINE ITS FUNCTIONS, TO DISSOLVE DIGITAL MEDIA DEVELOPMENT LIMITED, TO AMEND THE COMMUNICATIONS REGULATION ACT 2002 AND TO PROVIDE FOR CONNECTED MATTERS. [8 th July, 2003]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

Functions transferred and references to "Department of Finance" and "Minister for Finance" construed (29.07.2011) by Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011), arts. 2, 3, 5 and sch. 1 part 2, in effect as per art. 1(2), subject to transitional provisions in arts. 6-9.

(1) The administration and business in connection with the performance of any functions transferred by this Order are transferred to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

(2) References to the Department of Finance contained in any Act or instrument made thereunder and relating to the administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) shall, on and after the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

3. The functions conferred on the Minister for Finance by or under the provisions of

(a) the enactments specified in Schedule 1, and

(b) the statutory instruments specified in Schedule 2, are transferred to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

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5. References to the Minister for Finance contained in any Act or instrument under an Act and relating to any functions transferred by this Order shall, from the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

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Schedule 1

Enactments

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Part 2

1922 to 2011 Enactments

Number and Year

Short Title

Provision

(1)

(2)

(3)

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Digital Hub Development Agency Act 2003

Sections 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18(6), 24, 28(5) and 29

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