National Cultural Institutions Act, 1997

Provisions in relation to offences.

4.—(1) Proceedings for a summary offence under section 25 of the Act of 1930, or section 16 , 49 or 65 may be brought and prosecuted by the Minister.

(2) Notwithstanding section 10 (4) of the Petty Sessions (Ireland) (Amendment) Act, 1851 , proceedings for an offence under this Act may be instituted within 12 months from the date when the offence came to the knowledge of the Minister.

(3) Where an offence under this Act is committed by a body corporate and is proved to have been so committed with the consent or connivance of or to be attributable to any neglect on the part of any person, being a director, manager, secretary or other officer of the body corporate, or a person who was purporting to act in any such capacity, that person, as well as the body corporate, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished as if he or she were guilty of the first-mentioned offence.

(4) Where the affairs of a body corporate are managed by its members, subsection (3) shall apply in relation to the acts and defaults of a member in connection with his or her functions of management as if he or she were a director or manager of the body corporate.