Taxi Regulation Act 2013


Service agreements

62. (1) The Authority may, with the consent of the Minister and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, and subject to any directions of the Minister, from time to time, enter in writing into an agreement or other arrangement (“service agreement”) subject to the direction and control of the Authority and such terms or conditions as the Authority decides, with another person for the performance of a function under this Act, other than the power to make regulations, orders or codes of practice.

(2) A function conferred on a person by a service agreement shall be performable by the person in his or her own name, or on behalf of the Authority if the agreement so specifies.

(3) The existence of a service agreement does not prevent the performance of a function relating to the agreement by the Authority itself.

(4) The Authority may, subject to its terms and conditions, at any time withdraw or alter the terms of a service agreement.

(5) 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 service agreement.

(6) In relation to a service agreement, the Authority may—

(a) supervise, control and manage the performance of functions under the agreement,

(b) determine and impose any standards or compliance requirements required of the holder of the agreement,

(c) where the Authority considers the standards or compliance requirements referred to in paragraph (b) have not been met, give notice to the holder indicating the measures to be taken and warning that the agreement may be terminated if the measures are not taken within such period specified by the Authority, and

(d) give directions or issue guidelines by notice to the holder of the agreement in relation to the performance of functions under the agreement.

(7) Notice of the making of a service agreement or its withdrawal shall be published in Iris Oifigiúil.

(8) This section is in addition to and not in substitution for section 22 of the Act of 2008.