Ordnance Survey Ireland Act, 2001

Service agreement.

25.—(1) The Minister shall from time to time make an agreement with OSI (a “service agreement”) that certain tasks will be carried out, functions performed or standards adhered to in the performance of its functions in the public interest, and such agreement may encompass such other supplementary matters as the Minister and OSI may decide.

(2) Where a service agreement has been reached, it shall be a condition of the advance of funds under section 24 that OSI shall seek at all times to meet the terms of the agreement.

(3) Where the Minister has sought to make a service agreement with OSI, but it has not been possible to reach such an agreement, the Minister may direct OSI to accept a service agreement on such terms as he or she may decide.

(4) Without prejudice to subsection (2), a service agreement may contain terms and conditions in relation to accounting matters, pricing of products and recovery of costs.

(5) OSI shall not, as a matter of course, be compelled to surrender to the Exchequer any moneys it has on hands at the end of a financial year and may retain such moneys to finance its operations but the Minister may require OSI to pay a dividend to the Exchequer of an amount determined by him or her.