Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004
55.—(1) In respect of paragraphs (a) to (g) of section 54 , a person who contravenes any of those paragraphs is guilty of an offence.
(2) A person who knowingly aids, abets, counsels or procures another person to commit any offence under subsection (1) or conspires with another person for the commission of any such offence is guilty of an offence.
(3) A person who is guilty of an offence under this section is liable—
( a) on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding €3,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or to both, or
( b) on conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding €10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years, or to both.