Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act, 1980

Interpretation generally.

2.—(1) In this Act—

“Act of 1893” means the Sale of Goods Act, 1893 ;

“business” includes profession and the activities of any State authority or local authority;

“deals as consumer” shall be construed in accordance with section 3;

“fair and reasonable” shall be construed in accordance with subsection (3);

“hire-purchase agreement” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1 of the Hire-Purchase Act, 1946 ;

“the Minister” means the Minister for Industry, Commerce and Tourism;

“service” does not include meteorological or aviation services provided by the Minister for Transport or anything done under a contract of service;

“State authority” means a Minister of the Government, the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland and the Irish Land Commission.

(2) A reference in this Act to the supply of a service includes reference to the rendering or provision of a service or facility and to an offer to supply.

(3) Where, under section 13 , 31 , 40 or 46 of this Act or under section 55 of the Act of 1893 (inserted by section 22 of this Act), a question arises as to whether a term, agreement or provision is fair and reasonable regard shall be had to the criteria set out in the Schedule in deciding it.