Trade and Marketing Promotion Act, 1991

Functions of Board.

6.—(1) The Board shall promote, assist and develop in any manner which the Board considers necessary or desirable the marketing of Irish goods and such services as are specified by the Minister by order.

(2) The Minister may by order revoke or amend any order made by him under this section, including this subsection.

(3) It shall be the duty of the Board to advise the Minister on matters affecting or in any way connected with its functions.

(4) The Board shall have all such powers as are necessary for the purposes of its functions.

(5) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing subsections and in addition to the powers conferred on the Board by any other provision of this Act, the Board shall have power—

(a) to purchase, take on lease or in exchange, or otherwise acquire any lands or buildings in the State or elsewhere and any estate or interest in and any rights connected with any such lands or buildings,

(b) to apply for and to receive, in the State or elsewhere, any trade marks, licences, protections or concessions and, in relation thereto, to do all such things as the Board considers necessary or desirable for the purposes of its functions,

(c) to dispose of any lands or buildings held by the Board which appear to the Board to be no longer required by the Board for the performance of its functions.

(6) The Board shall, in respect of the promotion, assistance or development by the Board of the marketing of any goods or services in relation to which a Minister exercises any function, act in consultation with that Minister.

(7) An order under section 4 (1) (a) of the Export Promotion Act, 1959 , as amended by the Export Promotion (Amendment) Act, 1983 , in force immediately before the commencement of this section shall continue in force and shall be deemed to be an order made under this section.

(8) Section 4 of the Export Promotion Act, 1959 , is hereby repealed.