Companies Act 2014
F654[Disclosure of information to Authority
944Q. (1) Notwithstanding any other law—
(a) the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission,
(b) a member of the Garda Síochána,
(c) an officer of the Revenue Commissioners,
(d) the Insolvency Service of Ireland,
(e) the Irish Takeover Panel,
(f) the Registrar,
(g) the registrar of friendly societies, or
(h) such other authority or other person as may be prescribed,
may disclose to the Authority or an officer of the Authority information to which this subsection applies.
(2) Subsection (1) applies to information that, in the opinion of the Authority or other person referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (g) of that subsection disclosing, or seeking to disclose the information—
(a) relates to the commission of an offence under this Act or non-compliance otherwise with this Act or with the duties and obligations to which companies and their officers are subject, or
(b) is information that could materially assist the Authority or an officer of the Authority in investigating—
(i) whether an offence under this Act has been committed or whether there has been non-compliance otherwise with this Act or with the duties and obligations to which companies and their officers are subject, or
(ii) without prejudice to the generality of subparagraph (i), in a case where the making of an application for a disqualification order in relation to a particular person in accordance with section 842(h) is contemplated, whether and to what extent the matters mentioned in section 843(3) apply in the circumstances concerned.
(3) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), an officer of the Revenue Commissioners shall, notwithstanding any other law, be permitted to give or produce evidence relating to taxpayer information (within the meaning of section 851A of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997) in connection with any proceedings initiated under this Act.
(4) For the avoidance of doubt, the fact that particular circumstances specified in subsection (2)(a) or (b) have been invoked by an authority or other person as the basis for disclosure by it or him or her of information under that subsection shall not prevent the Authority or an officer of the Authority from using the information in relation to other circumstances specified in that subsection.]
Inserted (6.07.2022) by Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Act 2021 (48/2021), s. 10, S.I. No. 335 of 2022.