Foyle Fisheries Act, 1952

Disposal of forfeitures and payments to Commission and Gárda Síochána Reward Fund.

80.—(1) Where any thing is forfeited under this Act, the Minister may direct that it be sold or otherwise disposed of in such manner as he thinks fit or be returned to the person who appears to him to be the owner.

(2) The net proceeds of a sale under subsection (1) of this section shall be paid into or disposed of for the benefit of the Exchequer in such manner as the Minister for Finance shall direct.

(3) (a) In case it appears to the Minister that a member of the Garda Síochána seized a particular thing forfeited under section 76 or under any provision to which section 15 of the Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1949 (No. 18 of 1949), applies, as a statutory consequence of a conviction for an offence committed in the Foyle Area, or was the means of bringing to justice the person convicted of the offence which resulted in the forfeiture, then a sum equal to two-thirds of the net proceeds referred to in subsection (2) of this section shall be paid to the Commission and a sum equal to one-third shall be paid to the Garda Síochána Reward Fund.

(b) In any other case, a sum equal to the net proceeds shall be paid to the Commission.

(4) All moneys payable under subsection (3) of this section shall be paid by the Minister, out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas, at such times as he thinks fit.