Radio and Television Act, 1988

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Number 20 of 1988


RADIO AND TELEVISION ACT, 1988


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Interpretation.

PART II

The Independent Radio and Television Commission

3.

Establishment of Commission.

4.

Functions of Commission.

PART III

Sound Broadcasting Services

5.

Applications for sound broadcasting contracts.

6.

Determination of applications for award of sound broadcasting contracts.

7.

Variation of licence for sound broadcasting transmitter.

8.

Contracts for temporary or institutional sound broadcasting services.

9.

Duty of sound broadcasting contractor in relation to programmes.

10.

Advertisements.

11.

Complaints by public.

12.

Application of orders under section 31 (1) of Broadcasting Authority Act, 1960.

13.

Investigation into affairs of sound broadcasting contractor.

14.

Terms and conditions of sound broadcasting contract.

15.

Derogation from requirements relating to news and current affairs programming.

16.

Co-operation with Radio Telefís Éireann in use of broadcasting installation.

PART IV

Television Programme Service

17.

Applications for television programme service contract.

18.

Application of certain provisions of Part III to television programme service contract.

PART V

Miscellaneous

19.

Amendment of Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1926.

20.

Amounts to be paid to Commission by Minister.

21.

Expenses.

SCHEDULE


Acts Referred to

Broadcasting Authority Act, 1960

1960, No. 10

Broadcasting Authority (Amendment) Act, 1976

1976, No. 37

Broadcasting Authority Acts, 1960 to 1979

Companies Act, 1963

1963, No. 33

Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1926

1926, No. 45

Wireless Telegraphy Acts, 1926 to 1972

Performers Protection Act, 1968

1968, No. 19

European Assembly Elections Act, 1977

1977, No. 30

European Assembly Elections Act, 1984

1984, No. 6

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Number 20 of 1988


RADIO AND TELEVISION ACT, 1988


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INDEPENDENT RADIO AND TELEVISION COMMISSION HAVING THE FUNCTION OF ENTERING INTO CONTRACTS FOR THE PROVISION OF SOUND BROADCASTING SERVICES AND A TELEVISION PROGRAMME SERVICE ADDITIONAL TO SERVICES PROVIDED BY RADIO TELEF?S ÉIREANN; TO AMEND THE WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY ACT, 1926 ; AND TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED WITH THE MATTERS AFORESAID. [3rd July, 1988]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: