Combat Poverty Agency Act, 1986


1.—(1) In this Act—

“the Agency” means the Combat Poverty Agency established by section 3 of this Act;

“the Director” has the meaning assigned to it by section 12 of this Act;

“the establishment day” means the day appointed to be the establishment day for the purposes of this Act under section 2 of this Act;

“financial year”, in relation to the Agency, means (as may be appropriate) the period from the establishment day to the 31st day of December, 1986, or a period of 12 months ending on any subsequent 31st day of December;

“functions” includes powers and duties and a reference to the performance of functions includes, as respects powers and duties, a reference to the exercise of powers and the carrying out of duties;

“the Minister” means the Minister for Social Welfare.

(2) A reference in this Act to an employee of, or a person employed by, the Agency shall, except in section 13 , include the Director.