Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013
74.—(1) The Minister may, from time to time, enter in writing into an agreement or other arrangement (“service agreement”) subject to such terms or conditions as the Minister decides, with another person for the performance of a function under this Act (other than a function under sections 1(2) , 7 , 9 , 26(2) , 36(1) regarding the making of regulations, 49 , 55 , 61 , 63 and 64(2) and under Parts 6 and 9).
(2) The Minister may at any time withdraw or alter the terms of a service agreement.
(3) A service agreement operates, so long as it continues in operation, to confer on and vest in the person with whom the agreement is made, the function specified in, and subject to any conditions set out in, the agreement.
(4) Notice of a service agreement or its withdrawal or alteration, shall be published in the Iris Oifigiúil and in such other manner (if any) as the Minister decides.