Road Transport Act 2011
Continued compliance — operator’s licence.
7.— (1) To enable the Minister to satisfy himself or herself that any requirement necessary in order to obtain an operator’s licence is or continues to be satisfied by the applicant for, or holder of, an operator’s licence, the Minister may at any time request in writing the operator to provide or cause to be provided, within a specified period, such information as the Minister thinks fit and may require such information to be given in such form as the Minister may direct.
(2) The Minister may refuse to grant or may withdraw or suspend an operator’s licence where the operator to whom a request has been made under subsection (1) has failed within the period specified by the Minister to duly provide that information, or where the information supplied does not satisfy the Minister that the requirements necessary in order to obtain or hold an operator’s licence are or continue to be satisfied.
(3) An operator’s licence is the property of the Minister and where an operator’s licence is withdrawn or suspended, the operator shall, on request in writing from the Minister, return to the Minister the licence together with such ancillary or other licensing documents issued with the licence that the Minister may specify, and the Minister may retain or amend the licence or other documents as appropriate.
(4) An operator who fails to comply with subsection (3) commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a class C fine.
A class C fine means a fine not exceeding €2,500 as provided (4.01.2011) by Fines Act 2010 (8/2010), ss. 3, 6(1), S.I. No. 662 of 2010.