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S.I. No. 1/1993 - Broadcasting Authority Act, 1960 (Section 31) Order, 1993.

S.I. No. 1/1993:

BROADCASTING AUTHORITY ACT, 1960 (SECTION 31) ORDER, 1993.

BROADCASTING AUTHORITY ACT, 1960 (SECTION 31) ORDER, 1993.

I, MÁIRE GEOGHEGAN-QUINN, Minister for Tourism, Transport and Communications, being of the opinion that the broadcasting of any matter which is a matter of a class hereinafter specified would be likely to promote, or incite to, crime or would tend to undermine the authority of the State, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 31 (1) (inserted by section 16 of the Broadcasting Authority (Amendment) Act, 1976 (No. 37 of 1976)), of the Broadcasting Authority Act, 1960 (No. 10 of 1960), section 3 of the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 1983 (No. 40 of 1983), and the Tourism, Transport and Communications (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 1991 ( S.I. No. 26 of 1991 ), hereby order as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Broadcasting Authority Act, 1960 (Section 31) Order, 1993.

2. Radio Telefís Éireann is hereby directed to refrain from broadcasting any matter which is:

(1) An interview, or report of an interview, with a spokesman or with spokesmen for any one or more of the following organisations, namely,

( a ) the organisation styling itself the Irish Republican Army (also the IRA and Oglaigh na hÉireann),

( b ) the organisation styling itself Sinn Fein,

( c ) the organisation styling itself Republican Sinn Fein,

( d ) the organisation styling itself the Ulster Defence Association,

( e ) the organisation styling itself the Irish National Liberation Army (also the INLA),

( f ) the organisation styling itself the Irish Peoples Liberation Organisation (also the IPLO),

( g ) any organisation which in Northern Ireland is a proscribed organisation for the purposes of section 28 of the Act of the British Parliament entitled the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1991.

(2) a broadcast, whether purporting to be a political party broadcast or not, made by, or on behalf of, or advocating, offering or inviting support for, the organisation styling itself Sinn Fein or the organisation styling itself Republican Sinn Fein.

(3) a broadcast by any person or persons representing, or purporting to represent, the organisation styling itself Sinn Fein or the organisation styling itself Republican Sinn Fein.

3. This Order shall come into force on the 20th day of January, 1993 and shall remain in force until the 19th day of January, 1994.

GIVEN under my Official Seal, this 6th day of January, 1993.

MÁIRE GEOGHEGAN-QUINN,

Minister for Tourism,Transport

and Communications.

EXPLANATORY NOTE.

This Order directs Radio Telefís Éireann to refrain from broadcasting matters of a particular class which, in the opinion of the Minister for Communications, would be likely to promote, or incite to, crime or would tend to undermine the authority of the State. This Order also applies to broadcasting stations authorised by the Independent Radio and Television Commission.