Abattoirs Act, 1988


Amendment of Certain Acts

Amendment of Slaughter of Animals Act, 1935.

47.—(1) The Slaughter of Animals Act, 1935 , is hereby amended by—

(a) the deletion in section 2 (1) of the definition of “sanitary authority”;

(b) the substitution for “sanitary authority”, whenever those words appear, of “local authority, within the meaning of the Abattoirs Act, 1988,”,

(c) the substitution for section 3 of the following section:

“3. This Act shall apply to and have effect in every county and county borough.”,


(d) the insertion after section 30 of the following section:

“Increase of fines.

30A. (1) The Minister may, by Regulations, vary the maximum amount of a fine specified in any section of this Act.

(2) Whenever the Minister proposes to make Regulations pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, the Regulations shall not be made until a draft of the Regulations has been laid before each House of the Oireachtas and a resolution approving of the draft has been passed by each such House.”.

(2) A person convicted of an offence for which a penalty is provided in any section of the Slaughter of Animals Act, 1935 , specified in column (2) of the Second Schedule to this Act at any reference number shall, in lieu of the penalty provided in any such section and specified in column (3) of that Schedule, be liable to the penalty specified in column (4) of that Schedule at that reference number, and that section shall be construed and have effect accordingly.