Health Act 2004
Establishment of Executive.
6.— (1) On the establishment day a body to be known as Feidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte or in the English language as the Health Service Executive is, by this Act, established to perform the functions assigned to it by this Act.
(2) The Executive is a body corporate with perpetual succession and a seal and may—
(a) sue and be sued in its corporate name,
(b) subject to the Health Acts 1947 to 2001, acquire, hold and dispose of land or an interest in land, and
(c) acquire, hold and dispose of any other kind of property.
(3) Paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 applies in relation to the seal of the Executive.