Houses of the Oireachtas Commission (Amendment) Act 2006

Seal of Commission.

11.— The Principal Act is amended by inserting the following section after section 16:

“16A.— (1) The Commission shall provide itself with a seal.

(2) The seal of the Commission shall be authenticated by the signatures of—

(a) the chairperson of the Commission or another member of the Commission authorised in that behalf by it, and

(b) a member of the staff of the Commission authorised in that behalf by it.

(3) Judicial notice shall be taken of the seal of the Commission and an instrument purporting to be an instrument made by the Commission and to be sealed with its seal (purporting to be authenticated in accordance with subsection (2)) shall be received in evidence and shall be deemed to be such instrument without proof unless the contrary is shown.

(4) Any contract or instrument which, if entered into or executed by a person not being a body corporate, would not require to be under seal may be entered into or executed on behalf of the Commission by any person generally or specially authorised in that behalf by the Commission.”.