Arts Act 2003


An Chomhairle Ealaíon

Continuance in being of Council.

8.—(1) Notwithstanding the repeal of the Act of 1951 by section 4 , An Chomhairle Ealaíon (in this Act referred to as the “Council”) shall continue in being.

(2) Notwithstanding the repeal of the Act of 1951 and the Act of 1973 by section 4 , anything commenced but not completed before the commencement of that section by the Council may be carried on and completed by it after such commencement as if that Act had not been repealed.

(3) The Council shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and an official seal and shall have power to sue, and may be sued, in its corporate name, and with the consent of the Minister and the Minister for Finance, shall have power to acquire, hold and dispose of land or an interest in land, and to acquire, hold and dispose of any other property.

(4) The seal of the Council shall be authenticated by the signature of both a member and a member of the staff of the Council authorised by the Council to act in that behalf.

(5) Judicial notice shall be taken of the seal of the Council and every document purporting to be an instrument made by, and to be sealed with the seal of, the Council (purporting to be authenticated in accordance with this section) shall be received in evidence and be deemed to be such instrument without further proof.