Foreshore Act, 1933

Regulations in respect of the public use of foreshore.

8.—(1) If and whenever the Minister is of opinion that the entry of the public on or the use by the public of any particular area of foreshore belonging to Saorstát Eireann ought in the public interest to be prohibited, restricted, regulated, or controlled, either permanently or temporarily, the Minister may by order make regulations prohibiting, restricting, regulating, or controlling in such manner, to such extent, and for such period, limited or unlimited, as the Minister shall think proper the entry of the public on or the use by the public of such area of foreshore either for any purpose or any specified purpose or purposes other than the purposes hereinafter excepted.

(2) Every person who shall do any act (whether of commission or omission) which is a breach of a regulation made under this section shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding five pounds.

(3) Whenever the Minister has made or proposes to make a regulation under this section, the Minister may if he thinks fit hold a public inquiry in regard to the continuation or the making (as the case may be) of such regulation.

(4) Regulations made under this section shall not extend to or affect the use of any foreshore for the purpose of nagivation or of fishing, nor the removal of beach material from any foreshore.