National Shared Services Office Act 2017

2.

Definitions

2. In this Act—

“Board” has the meaning assigned to it by section 18 ;

“chief executive” has the meaning assigned to it by section 15 ;

“Committee of Public Accounts” means the committee of Dáil Éireann established under the rules and standing orders of Dáil Éireann to examine and report to Dáil Éireann on the appropriation accounts and reports of the Comptroller and Auditor General;

“company” means a company formed and registered under the Companies Act 2014 or an existing company within the meaning of that Act;

F1 [ Data Protection Regulation means Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 54 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation). ]

“enactment” means—

(a) an Act of the Oireachtas,

(b) a statute that was in force in Saorstát Éireann immediately before the date of the coming into operation of the Constitution and that continues in force by virtue of Article 50 of the Constitution, or

(c) an instrument made under—

(i) an Act of the Oireachtas, or

(ii) a statute referred to in paragraph (b);

“establishment day” means the day appointed by order under section 5 ;

“Minister” means the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform;

“Office” has the meaning assigned to it by section 6 ;

“public service body” has the meaning assigned to it by section 3 ;

“service agreement” has the meaning assigned to it by subparagraph (i) of section 9(2)(a) ;

“shared services” means common or combined services provided to more than one public service body, the provision of which (to the public service bodies concerned) enables, assists or facilitates the carrying out of any administrative task or process necessary for or incidental to the performance of a function, specified in Schedule 2 ,of those public service bodies.