Credit Institutions (Stabilisation) Act 2010
48.— (1) In the performance of their functions the directors of a relevant institution shall have a duty to have regard to the matters mentioned in section 4 (f).
(2) The duty imposed by subsection (1)—
(a) is owed by the directors to the Minister on behalf of the State, and
(b) takes priority over any other duty of the directors to the extent of any inconsistency.
(3) The Minister may make and publish guidelines in relation to the duty imposed by subsection (1). A director may rely on any such guidelines in demonstrating his or her compliance with that duty.
(4) If the Minister is of the opinion that it is no longer necessary for this section to apply in relation to a particular relevant institution, he or she may so order.
(5) The Minister shall lay a copy of an order under subsection (4) before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after the order is made.