Employment Equality Act, 1998


41.—(1) Subject to subsection (2), the Authority shall consist of 12 members appointed by the Minister (one of whom shall be appointed as its chairperson) of whom at least 5 shall be male and 5 shall be female.

(2) For the 4 years immediately following the first appointment by the Minister of members of the Authority, the Authority shall consist of not more than 12 members so appointed (one of whom shall be its chairperson) of whom, other than 2, at least half shall be male and half shall be female.

(3) The Authority may act notwithstanding any vacancy or vacancies among its members.