Dublin Docklands Development Authority Act, 1997


Dublin Docklands Development Authority

Establishment of Dublin Docklands Development Authority.

14.—(1) There shall be established, on such day as the Minister by order appoints, a body to be known as Údarás Forbartha Dugthailte Bhaile Átha Cliath or, in the English language, the Dublin Docklands Development Authority to perform the functions assigned to it by or under this Act.

(2) (a) The Authority shall consist of a Chairperson appointed in accordance with section 15 , a Council appointed in accordance with section 16 and an Executive Board appointed in accordance with section 17 .

(b) Subject to section 16 (3)(b)(ii), no person, apart from the Chairperson, shall be entitled to be a member of both the Council and the Executive Board at the same time.

(3) The Authority shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and a seal and power to sue and be sued in its corporate name and to acquire, hold and dispose of land.

(4) (a) The Authority shall, as soon as may be after its establishment, provide itself with a seal, which shall be authenticated by the signature of the Chairperson of the Authority or of another person authorised by the Authority to act in that behalf.

(b) All courts shall take judicial notice of the seal of the Authority and every instrument purporting to be an instrument made by the Authority and to be sealed with its seal (purporting to be authenticated in accordance with paragraph (a)) shall be received in evidence and be deemed to be such instrument without further proof, until the contrary is shown.

(5) The Registration of Business Names Act, 1963 , shall apply to the Authority and the Council of the Authority may, with the consent of the Minister, carry on business under a name other than the name conferred on it by this Act and shall register that other name under that Act accordingly.