Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008
Disclosure of interests by members of Authority.
35.— (1) A member of the Authority who has—
( a) any interest in any body or concerns with which the Authority has made a contract or proposes to make a contract, or
( b) any interest in any contract which the Authority has made or proposes to make,
shall disclose to the Authority the fact of such interest and the nature thereof, and shall not be present at any deliberation or decision of the Authority relating to the contract.
(2) Where at a meeting of the Authority any of the following matters arise, namely—
( a) an arrangement to which the Authority is a party or a proposed such arrangement, or
( b) a contract or other agreement with the Authority or a proposed such contract or other agreement,
then any Authority member present at the meeting who otherwise than in his or her capacity as such an Authority member is in any way, whether directly or indirectly, interested in the matter—
(i) shall at the meeting disclose to the Authority the fact of such interest and the nature thereof,
(ii) shall take no part in any deliberations of the Authority relating to such matter save to such extent as the chairperson of the meeting at which such deliberations take place may permit, and
(iii) shall not vote on a decision relating to the matter.
(3) Where an interest is disclosed under this section, the disclosure shall be recorded in the minutes of the meeting concerned and, for so long as the matter to which the disclosure relates is being dealt with by the meeting, the member by whom the disclosure is made shall not be counted in the quorum for the meeting.
(4) Where, at a meeting of the Authority, a question arises as to whether or not a course of conduct, if pursued by a member of the Authority, would be a failure by him or her to comply with the requirements of subsection (1) or (2), the question may be determined by the chairperson of the meeting whose decision shall be final and where such a question is so determined particulars of the determination shall be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
(5) Where the Minister is satisfied that a member of the Authority has failed to comply with a requirement of subsection (1) or (2) he or she may, if he or she thinks fit, remove that member of the Authority from office or take such other action as he or she considers appropriate. Where a person is removed from office under this subsection he or she is disqualified from being a member of the Authority or a director of a subsidiary of the Authority.