Local Elections (Disclosure of Donations and Expenditure) Act, 1999

Cost of prosecutions.

22.—Where a person is convicted of an offence in proceedings brought by a local authority under this Act, the court shall, unless it is satisfied that there are special and substantial reasons for not so doing, order the person to pay to the local authority, the costs and expenses, measured by the court, incurred by the local authority in relation to the investigation, detection and prosecution of the offence and in respect of the remuneration and other expenses of employees, consultants and advisers, as the case may be.