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Broadcasting and Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1988

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Number 19 of 1988


BROADCASTING AND WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY ACT, 1988


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Definitions.

2.

“Apparatus for wireless telegraphy”, “wireless telegraphy” and “television set”.

3.

Control of broadcasting.

4.

Prohibition of acts facilitating broadcasting in contravention of section 3.

5.

Prohibition of acts relating to matter broadcast in contravention of section 3.

6.

Penalties and legal proceedings.

7.

Prohibition notice.

8.

Use of certain services to promote, further or facilitate certain interests an offence.

9.

Production of licence granted under Act of 1926 required in certain circumstances.

10.

Notice of no sales etc.

11.

Failure to comply with certain requirements under section 6 (4) of Act of 1972 an offence.

12.

Penalties for certain offences under Act of 1926 and Act of 1972 altered.

13.

Recovery of licence fees.

14.

Prosecution of offences.

15.

Onus of proof.

16.

Subsections (1), (2) and (3) of section 3 of Act of 1926 applied to Bord Telecom Éireann (Irish Telecommunications Board).

17.

Amendment of sections 7 and 8 of Act of 1926.

18.

Amendment of section 7 of Act of 1968.

19.

Amendment of section 2 of Act of 1972.

20.

Fees on application for licence.

21.

Short title, commencement and collective citations.


Acts Referred to

Broadcasting Authority Act, 1960

1960, No. 10

Broadcasting Authority (Amendment) Act, 1976

1976, No. 37

Broadcasting (Offences) Act, 1968

1968, No. 35

Companies Act, 1963

1963, No. 33

Copyright Act, 1963

1963, No. 10

Police (Property) Act, 1897

1897, c. 30

Postal and Telecommunications Services Act, 1983

1983, No. 24

Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1926

1926, No. 45

Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1972

1972, No. 5

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Number 19 of 1988


BROADCASTING AND WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY ACT, 1988


AN ACT TO PROHIBIT BROADCASTING IN THE STATE SAVE UNDER AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH A LICENCE ISSUED BY THE MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND TO AMEND AND EXTEND THE WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY ACTS, 1926 TO 1972, AND THE BROADCASTING (OFFENCES) ACT, 1968 , AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED WITH THE MATTERS AFORESAID. [3rd July, 1988]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: