Fisheries (Commissions) Act, 1997

Amendment of section 5 of Fisheries (Amendment) Act, 1995 , and application of amendment.

7.—(1) Section 5 of the Act is hereby amended by inserting the following subsection after subsection (3):

“(3A) The Minister shall indemnify each member of a commission against all and any actions, expenses, costs, claims, demands and other liabilities in respect of any action by or omission of the commission or member in the performance or exercise (or purported performance or exercise) of the commission's or member's functions or powers under or in pursuance of this Act.”.

(2) The amendment effected by subsection (1) shall extend to and in relation to actions and omissions of the Commission or Seamus Keating occurring before the commencement of this Act.