Turf Development Act, 1981


1.—In this Act—

“development grant” means a grant under section 2 of this Act;

“owner”, in relation to a bog, means the person entitled to the fee simple (whether as sole beneficial owner or as a tenant in common) or the person who is entitled to a lessee's interest under a lease of the bog;

“the Principal Act” means the Turf Development Act, 1946 ;

“qualified company” means a company within the meaning of the Companies Act, 1963, other than a company all or part of whose capital is held by a Minister of the Government;

“qualified group” means a group consisting of not less than three individual persons as regards which the Board is satisfied that there is in force for the time being an agreement, in a form approved of by the Board and to which each member of the group is a party, whereby it is agreed by the group to do either or both of the following:

(a) by purchase, lease, hire or otherwise to acquire, or acquire the use of, turf development equipment and to use the equipment for the production of turf or turf products for fuel,

(b) to develop a bog for the production of turf or turf products for fuel;

“qualified society” means a society which is registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act, 1893 , and has for or amongst its purposes or objects the provision of turf for fuel;

“turf development equipment” includes any vehicle, other than a road transport vehicle or any part thereof (or anything designed for use on a road transport vehicle), machine, machinery, appliance or equipment (or any part thereof), whether driven by mechanical power or not, which is designed or intended by its manufacturer to be used to extract turf for fuel or to move turf, when so extracted, to loading points for subsequent transport by road or rail.