National Monuments (Amendment) Act, 1994

Power to take possession of archaeological object.

9.—(1) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, where it is reported to the Director or a designated person that any archaeological object has been found in the State after the coming into operation of this section that has no known owner, the Director shall, as soon as practicable, take possession of such object and may retain it on behalf of the State.

(2) This section shall not apply to an archaeological object which, in the opinion of the Director, is not of sufficient archaeological or historical interest to justify its retention by the State.