Consumer Information Act, 1978

Prosecution of offences.

18.—(1) Proceedings in relation to an offence under the Acts involving a trade description or under this Act may be brought and prosecuted by the Minister or by the council of the county or the corporation of the county or other borough in which the offence is alleged to have been committed.

(2) Notwithstanding section 10 (4) of the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851 , summary proceedings for an offence under this Act may be instituted within 12 months from the date of the offence.

(3) Any expenses incurred by a council of a county, or the corporation of a county or other borough under this section shall be defrayed in the same manner as expenses incurred under section 19 of the Merchandise Marks Act, 1931 , by a local authority specified in that section.