Greyhound Industry Act, 1958


2.—(1) In this Act—

“authorised coursing ground” means a coursing ground at which authorised coursing meetings are held ;

“authorised coursing meeting” means a coursing meeting authorised by the Club ;

“authorised officer” means a person appointed in writing by the Board or the Club (as may be appropriate) to be an authorised officer for the purposes of this Act ;

“the Board” means Bord na gCon established by this Act ;

“the Club” means the Irish Coursing Club ;

“course bet” means—

(a) a bet entered into by a licensed bookmaker, during a greyhound race meeting held at a greyhound race track, on a greyhound race forming an item at that meeting, or

(b) a bet entered into by a licensed bookmaker, during an authorised coursing meeting (not being a meeting declared by the Board by regulations to be exempted as respects the levies provided for by this Act), on an event forming an item at that meeting ;

“course-betting permit” has the meaning assigned to it in section 29 ;

“the establishment day” means the day appointed to be the establishment day for the purposes of this Act by order of the Minister made under section 3 of this Act ;

“greyhound race” means a greyhound race (including trial and schooling) in which an object propelled by mechanical means is pursued;

“greyhound race track” means a greyhound race track on which greyhound races are held for reward ;

“greyhound race track licence” has the meaning specified in section 22 ;

“licensed bookmaker” means a person who is for the time being the holder of a bookmaker's licence issued to him under the Betting Act, 1931 (No. 27 of 1931) ;

“the Minister” means the Minister for Agriculture ;

“precincts” means, in relation to an authorised coursing ground, any place adjacent to that coursing ground to which the public habitually resort for the purpose of watching coursing ;

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Board under this Act ;

“totalisator licence” means a licence granted under the Totalisator Act, 1929 (No. 22 of 1929).

(2) A reference in this Act to a contravention of any provision includes, where appropriate, a reference to contravention of that provision by failing or refusing to comply therewith.