Inland Fisheries Act 2010

39.

False Statements.

39.— (1) A person who states to a member of the Garda Síochána or a member of IFI that—

( a) an offence under this Act or any other enactment has been or is being committed,

( b) a provision of this Act, a provision of any other enactment or any rule of law has been or is being contravened, or

( c) there has been serious wrongdoing by any person in relation to IFI,

knowing the statement to be false commits an offence.

F4 [ (1A) This section does not apply to the making of a statement that is a protected disclosure within the meaning of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 . ]

(2) A person convicted of an offence under this section is liable—

( a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding €5,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or both, or

( b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €100,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or both.

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Amendments:

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Inserted (15.07.2014) by Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (14/2014), s. 24 and sch. 4 part 1 item 12, S.I. No. 327 of 2014.