Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Act 2013

Offences — Part 12.

119.— (1) A person to whom an oath referred to in section 117 (2) has been administered and who, whilst under that oath, knowingly or recklessly gives evidence which is false or misleading in a material particular, in the course of being examined by the House or committee concerned, is guilty of an offence.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) is liable—

(a) on summary conviction, to a class A fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or both, or

(b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €500,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years, or both.