National Standards Authority of Ireland Act, 1996




30.—(1) Any person who contravenes any provision of this Act or of any regulation made under this Act shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) Where an offence under this Act is committed by a body corporate or by a person acting on behalf of a body corporate and is proved to have been so committed with the consent, connivance or approval of, or to have been facilitated by any neglect on the part of any director, manager, secretary or any other officer of such body, such person shall also be guilty of an offence.

(3) It shall be a good defence to a charge for a contravention of section 16 , 19 , 22 , 28 or 29 or paragraph 6 of the First Schedule to prove that the person charged acted without intent to defraud.

(4) In this section, a reference to the contravention of a provision includes, where appropriate, a reference to a refusal, or a failure, to comply with that provision.