International Health Bodies (Corporate Status) Act, 1971

Corporate status order.

3.—(1) The Minister may, on application by a body to which this Act applies, make, after consultation with the Minister for Industry and Commerce, an order (in this Act referred to as a corporate status order) in relation to the body.

(2) Whenever the Minister proposes to make an order under this section, the Minister shall publish a draft of the order in the Iris Oifigiúil.

(3) A body to which a corporate status order relates shall, as from the day on which the order comes into force, be called and known by the title specified in the order which shall be either the title used by the body immediately before the making of the order or such other title as may be agreed on by the Minister and the body.

(4) A body to which a corporate status order relates shall, by virtue of the order, be a body corporate with perpetual succession and with power to sue and be sued in its corporate name and to hold land.

(5) A body to which a corporate status order relates is hereby added to the list of qualified persons contained in section 45 of the Land Act, 1965 .

(6) The Minister may, with the consent of the body to which it relates, by order amend the title specified in a corporate status order.

(7) The Minister may, if he thinks fit, include in a corporate status order a requirement that the seal of the body to which the order relates shall be authenticated in a specified manner, and in case a corporate status order includes such a requirement, the requirement shall be complied with by the body to which the order relates.

(8) Judicial notice shall be taken of the seal of a body to which a corporate status order relates and every document purporting to be an instrument made by the body and to be sealed with its seal (purporting to be duly authenticated) shall be received in evidence and be deemed to be such instrument without proof unless the contrary is shown.