Phoenix Park Act, 1925

Commissioners may make bye-laws.

10.—(1) The Commissioners may, subject to the approval of the Minister, make bye-laws for all or any of the purposes following, that is to say:—

(a) regulating and controlling the use and enjoyment of the Park by the public or any section thereof,

(b) prescribing the times during which the Park or any particular portion thereof shall be open to the public,

(c) prescribing the modes and purposes in or for which the Park or any part thereof may be used by persons frequenting the same,

(d) authorising and regulating the charging of fees by the Commissioners or any other person for admission to the Park or any particular part thereof on any particular occasion or occasions not exceeding in the whole three days in any one year,

(e) regulating the terms on which licences for the exclusive occupation of portions of the Park will be granted by the Commissioners, and the conditions to be observed by persons to whom such licences are granted,

(f) preserving order and good conduct amongst persons frequenting or making use of the Park,

(g) preventing nuisances in the Park and in particular preventing the obstruction of the roads and paths in the Park,

(h) regulating the conduct, duties, and powers of the park constables and other officers and servants of the Commissioners in relation to persons frequenting or making use of the Park, but not so as to confer on any such constable, officer, or servant any power of arrest or imprisonment,

(i) prescribing the penalties which may be inflicted for breaches or contraventions of the several bye-laws respectively, but so that no such penalty shall exceed five pounds and a maximum penalty only and no minimum penalty shall be so prescribed,

(j) generally for the maintenance and preservation of the Park as a public park for the purposes mentioned in this Act.

(2) Every person who shall do any act or thing which is a breach or in contravention of a bye-law made under this section shall be guilty of an offence under such bye-law and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to such penalty as is mentioned in that behalf in such bye-law or where no such penalty is mentioned to a penalty not exceeding five pounds.

(3) Copies of all bye-laws made under this section and for the time being in force shall be posted in the Park in such conspicuous manner and places as the Commissioners may deem best calculated to give notice thereof to the persons using the Park.

(4) Every bye-law made under this section shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made, and if either such House shall within twenty-one days on which that House has sat next after the bye-law was laid before it pass a resolution annulling such bye-law such bye-law shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under such bye-law.