Civil Defence Act, 2002


5.—(1) A person guilty of an offence under section 18 or 19 shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding €1,900.

(2) Proceedings for an offence under section 18 or 19 may be brought and prosecuted by the Minister.

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

(4) Notwithstanding section 10 (4) of the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851 , summary proceedings for an offence under this Act may be instituted within 12 months from the date on which the offence was committed.