Unit Trusts Act, 1972

Prohibition of certain advertising in relation to unregistered unit trust schemes.

8.—(1) There shall not be published advertisements in relation to or referring to a unit trust scheme that is not a registered unit trust scheme.

(2) (a) Whenever it is shown to the satisfaction of the Minister, in the case of a newspaper or magazine printed outside the State, that compliance with this section would necessitate the production for circulation in the State of a special edition of the newspaper or magazine and that the cost of such production would impose a burden on the owner of the newspaper or magazine that would be unreasonably heavy in all the circumstances, the Minister may exempt from the application of this section advertisements published in the newspaper or magazine.

(b) An exemption under this subsection shall be subject to such conditions, if any, as the Minister may impose and specify in the exemption and its duration shall be either without limit as to time or for such period as the Minister may specify in the exemption.

(c) The Minister may revoke an exemption under this subsection, impose conditions to which such an exemption previously granted shall be subject, amend any conditions specified in such an exemption, specify, in relation to such an exemption whose duration is without limit as to time, a time for its expiration or vary the period of duration of such an exemption.

(d) Whenever the Minister exercises a power under this subsection, notice of such exercise and its nature and the name of the newspaper or magazine to which it relates shall be published in Iris Oifigiúil.

(3) Where an advertisement is published in contravention of subsection (1) of this section, the person who publishes the advertisement and any person who procures such publishing shall each be guilty of an offence.