Fire Services Act, 1981

Summary prosecution of offences.

6.—(1) Summary proceedings for an offence to which section 5 (1) applies may be brought and prosecuted by the fire authority for the functional area in which the offence is alleged to have been committed or by any other person.

(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.