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Official Secrets Act, 1963

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Number 1 of 1963.


OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT, 1963.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Repeals.

PART II

Official Information

4.

Disclosure of official information.

5.

Disclosure of confidential information in official contracts.

6.

Retention of documents and articles.

7.

Offences relating to official dies, seals and stamps.

8.

Forgery, etc., of official documents.

PART III

Communication of information to the prejudice of the safety or preservation of the State

9.

Acts contrary to safety or preservation of State.

10.

Communication with foreign agents or members of unlawful organisations.

11.

Harbouring offenders and failure to report offences.

12.

Proceedings in camera.

PART IV

Legal proceedings and supplementary provisions

13.

Offences.

14.

Restriction on prosecution.

15.

Arrest without warrant.

16.

Search warrants.

17.

Obtaining information as to suspect offences.

18.

Power to require the production of telegrams.


Acts Referred to

Official Secrets Acts, 1911

1911, c. 28

Official Secrets Acts, 1920

1920, c. 75

Offences Against the State Act, 1939

1939, No. 13

Police (Property) Act, 1897

1897, c. 30

Telegraph Act, 1869

1869, c. 73

Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1926

1926, No. 45

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Number 1 of 1963.


OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT, 1963.


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE SAFEGUARDING OF OFFICIAL INFORMATION. [5th February, 1963.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:—