Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2011

3.

Public service body.

3.— (1) For the purposes of this Act, each of the following is a public service body, and “public service” shall be construed accordingly:

( a) the Civil Service of the State;

( b) the Civil Service of the Government;

( c) the Garda Síochána;

( d) the Permanent Defence Force within the meaning of the Defence Act 1954;

( e) a local authority within the meaning of the Local Government Act 2001;

( f) the Health Service Executive;

F1 [ ( g ) an education and training board; ]

( h) a relevant body, whose members of staff are persons to whom a public service pension scheme in force immediately before the passing of this Act applies;

( i) a relevant body—

(i) whose members of staff are persons in respect of whom the Minister for Finance had, immediately before the passing of this Act, the power to apply the provisions of a public service pension scheme, and

(ii) for the time being standing prescribed by the Minister for Finance.

(2) In this section—

“public service pension scheme” means an occupational pension scheme or pension arrangement (howsoever described)—

( a) provided for under the Superannuation Acts 1834 to 1963 or any other statute, and

( b) made or approved by a Minister of the Government;

“relevant body” means—

( a) a body (other than a company established under the Companies Acts) established by or under statute,

( b) a company established under the Companies Acts all of the shares in which are held—

(i) by or on behalf of a Minister of the Government, or

(ii) by directors appointed by a Minister of the Government,

( c) a subsidiary within the meaning of section 155 of the Act of 1963 of—

(i) a body to which paragraph (a) applies, or

(ii) a company to which paragraph (b) applies,

( d) a body funded, wholly or partly, out of moneys—

(i) provided by the Oireachtas, or

(ii) from the Central Fund or the growing produce thereof,

or

( e) a company or body under the control, within the meaning of section 11 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997, of—

(i) a company to which paragraph (b) applies,

(ii) a subsidiary to which paragraph (c) applies,

(iii) a body to which paragraph (a) or (d) applies, or

(iv) a public service body to which paragraph (e), (f) or (g) of subsection (1) applies,

for the time being standing prescribed by the Minister.