Pyrite Resolution Act 2013



Appeals officer

26. (1) The Minister shall appoint on such terms and conditions as are specified in writing, one or more than one person who has a special interest or expertise in or knowledge of fair procedures, structural or civil engineering and construction or damage caused by pyrite and knowledge of the pyrite remedation scheme to consider an appeal under section 28 who shall, in relation to the appeal be called the “appeals officer”.

(2) An appeals officer shall be independent in the performance of his or her functions under this Act.

(3) An appeals officer—

(a) shall be paid such remuneration and allowances as the Minister, with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, determines, and

(b) may resign from the appointment by notice in writing given to the Minister.

(4) The Minister may revoke the appointment of an appeals officer for stated reasons.

(5) An appeals officer shall, at such intervals and in relation to such periods as are specified in writing by the Minister, submit a report in writing to the Minister in relation to the performance of his or her functions as an appeals officer during the period to which the report relates and the Minister shall cause copies of the report to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas.

(6) The Housing Agency, as directed by the Minister, shall make payments to an appeals officer in compliance with subsection (3).