Agriculture (Research, Training and Advice) Act, 1988


1.—(1) In this Act—

“agriculture” includes—

(a) horticulture, dairying, the breeding and keeping of horses, cattle, pigs and other livestock, the rearing and keeping of poultry and bee-keeping,

(b) the cultivation, production and preservation of crops including grass,

(c) the use and application of manures and fertilisers,

(d) the production and processing of meat and other livestock products, milk and other dairy products, poultry meat, eggs and other poultry products, honey and other bee products, plants and plant products, fish and fish products and fruit and other horticultural products, and

(e) animal nutrition, animal health and animal hygiene,

(f) farm management, agricultural economics, rural development, marketing of agricultural products and any other activities or sciences relating to or tending to improve the efficiency or increase the scope of agriculture;

“agricultural research” includes research in relation to all aspects of agriculture, forestry, plant breeding and veterinary research;

“veterinary research” includes research in relation to diseases of animals and poultry;

“the Board” means Bord na Comhairle Oiliúna Talmhaíochta;

“An Chomhairle” means An Chomhairle Oiliúna Talmhaíochta;

“the Council” means the Council of An Foras Talúntais;

“the Director” means the chief officer of Teagasc;

“the establishment day” means the day appointed by the Minister under section 2 ;

“functions” includes powers, duties and obligations and references to the performance of functions include, as respects powers, duties and obligations, references to the exercise of the powers and the carrying out of the duties and obligations;

“the Institute” means An Foras Talúntais;

“the Minister” means the Minister for Agriculture and Food;

“research” includes investigation, test, experiment, analysis and study;

“recognised trade unions and staff associations” means trade unions and staff associations recognised by Teagasc for the purposes of negotiations that are concerned with the remuneration or conditions of employment, or the working conditions, of employees;

“subsidiary” (which word has the meaning assigned to it by the Companies Act, 1963 ) means a subsidiary of Teagasc;

“Teagasc” means the body established by section 3 ;

and any cognate words shall be construed accordingly.

(2) (a) In this Act a reference to a section or schedule is a reference to a section of, or a Schedule to, this Act unless it is indicated that reference to some other enactment is intended.

(b) In this Act a reference to a subsection, paragraph or subparagraph is a reference to the subsection, paragraph or subparagraph of the provision in which the reference occurs unless it is indicated that reference to some other provision is intended.