Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018


Irish Public Bodies

Section 2

1. Each of the following shall be an Irish public body for the purposes of this Act:

(a) a Department of State, including, as respects any particular Department of State, any office or body not otherwise standing specified in or under this Schedule in relation to which functions are vested in the Minister of the Government having charge of that Department of State;

(b) the Office of the President;

(c) the Office of the Tánaiste;

(d) the Office of the Attorney General;

(e) the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General;

(f) the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions;

(g) the Office of the Ombudsman;

(h) the Houses of the Oireachtas Service;

(i) the Courts Service;

(j) a local authority;

(k) the Health Service Executive;

(l) the Garda Síochána;

(m) the Garda Síochána Inspectorate;

(n) the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission;

(o) the Policing Authority;

(p) the Criminal Assets Bureau;

(q) the National Asset Management Agency;

(r) the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland;

(s) the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission;

(t) an Bord Pleanála;

(u) the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement;

(v) a body, organisation or group established—

(i) by or under any enactment (other than the Companies Act 2014), or

(ii) under the Companies Act 2014, in pursuance of powers conferred by or under another enactment, and financed wholly or partly by means of moneys provided, or loans made or guaranteed, by a Minister of the Government or the issue of shares held by or on behalf of a Minister of the Government;

(w) a company a majority of the shares in which are held by or on behalf of a Minister of the Government;

(x) any other body, organisation or group appointed by the Government or a Minister of the Government.

2. (1) In paragraph 1 “Office”, in relation to a person holding an office, means the offices in which the administration and business relating to the functions of the person as that office holder are carried on.

(2) There shall be deemed to be included in paragraph 1 any subsidiary of an Irish public body specified in that paragraph.