Forestry Act, 1988


2.—(1) In this Act, except where the context otherwise requires—

“the company” means the company referred to in section 9 (1);

“the Companies Acts” means the Companies Act, 1963 , and every enactment which is to be construed with it as one Act;

“functions” includes powers and duties;

“land” includes land covered by water;

“Minister” means the Minister for Energy;

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

“State authority” means an authority being—

(a) a Minister of the Government,

(b) the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland,

(c) the Irish Land Commission;

“subsidiary” has the meaning assigned to it by section 155 of the Companies Act, 1963 ;

“vesting day” means the day appointed under section 9 (2) to be the vesting day.

(2) A reference in this Act to a section is to a section of this Act, unless it is indicated that reference to some other enactment is intended.

(3) A reference in this Act to a subsection, paragraph or subparagraph is 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.

(4) A reference in this Act to any enactment shall be construed as a reference to that enactment as amended or adapted by or under any subsequent enactment.

(5) Where any function of the company is, under the memorandum of association of a subsidiary of the company, a function of the subsidiary every provision of this Act or any other enactment relating to the company shall, in respect of that function, apply to the subsidiary as it applies to the company.